The British Independent Film Awards 2017 – The Winners

The 20th annual British Independent Film Awards took place in London on Sunday 10th December 2017, where 24 awards were handed to the best and brightest of the British independent film industry in a ceremony hosted by actor, writer and producer Mark Gatiss. Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country was the night’s biggest winner, winning 4 awards including Best British Independent Film, with Lady Macbeth adding to its European Film Awards 2017 success with a number of wins at BIFA. Here’s a full list of winners:

Best British Independent Film – God’s Own Country

BIFA 2017 Best British Film

Best Screenplay (Sponsored by BBC Films) – Lady Macbeth

Best Director – Rungano Nyoni (I Am Not A Witch)

BIFA Awards I Am Not A Witch

Best British Short (Sponsored by BFI Network) – Fish Story

Best Actor – Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country)

BIFA 2017 Best Actor

Best Actress (Sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics) – Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth)

Florence Pugh Lady Macbeth

Best Supporting Actor – Simon Russell Beale (The Death of Stalin)

The Death of Stalin BIFA 2017

Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Clarkson (The Party)

Patricia Clarkson Supporting Actress BIFA 2017

Most Promising Newcomer (Sponsored by the London Edition) – Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth)

Naomi Ackie Breakthrough BIFA 2017

The Discovery Award (Sponsored by Raindance) – In Another Life

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director) – Rungano Nyoni (I Am Not A Witch)

Debut Screenplay – Francis Lee (God’s Own Country)

Best Documentary – Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven Documentary BIFA 2017

Breakthrough Producer (Sponsored by Creativity Media) – Emily Morgan (I Am Not A Witch)

Best International Independent Film (Sponsored by Champagne Taittinger) – Get Out

Get Out BIFA 2017

Best Casting – Sarah Crowe (The Death of Stalin)

Best Cinematography (Sponsored by Blackmagic Design) – Ari Wegner (Lady Macbeth)

Best Costume Design – Holly Waddington (Lady Macbeth)

Best Editing – Jon Gregory (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Best Make-Up & Hair Design – Nicole Stafford (The Death of Stalin)

Best Music (Sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group) – Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Best Production Design – Cristina Casali (The Death of Stalin)

Best Sound – Anna Bertmark (God’s Own Country)

Best Effects – Nick Alder & Ben White (The Ritual)

The Ritual BIFA 2017

Totals by film: 
Lady Macbeth – 5
The Death of Stalin – 4
God’s Own Country – 4
I Am Not A Witch – 3
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 2
Almost Heaven – 1
Fish Story – 1
Get Out – 1
In Another Life – 1
The Party – 1
The Ritual – 1

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