Winners of nine craft categories announced
Two wins each for His House and Misbehaviour
Awards for The Father, Mogul Mowgli, The Reason I Jump, Rocks, Saint Maud
The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) today announced the first of this year’s award winners for its nine film craft categories.
Remi Weekes’ chilling debut His House, which received 16 BIFA nominations in total, has won two awards: Best Effects (for Pedro Sabrosa and Stefano Pepin) and Best Production Design sponsored by Studio Juice, for Jacqueline Abrahams who was previously nominated for the award in 2017 for Lady Macbeth.
Philippa Lowthorpe’s Misbehaviour, a colourful portrait of the Woman’s Liberation Movement, won awards for its Costume Design and Make Up & Hair, for Charlotte Walter and Jill Sweeney respectively.
Lucy Pardee was awarded Best Casting sponsored by Casting Society of America and Spotlight for Rocks, which was cast through a collaborative process that involved workshopping with young untrained actors to explore their characters.
Saint Maud, which topped the BIFA nominations with 17, won Best Cinematography sponsored by Dirty Looks for DP Ben Fordesman.
Yorgos Lamprinos was awarded Best Editing sponsored by Intermission for his work on The Father, a devastating portrayal of dementia, led by Sir Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman.
Mogul Mowgli, the high energy screenwriting debut from Riz Ahmed, won Best Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group for composer Paul Corley.
Best Sound supported by Halo Post went to Nick Ryan, Ben Baird and Sara De OIiveira Lima for their work on The Reason I Jump, an immersive exploration of nonspeaking autism.
BIFA introduced these nine award categories in 2017 to better recognise the wealth of exceptional talent working on British independent films. The nominations and winners have been chosen by BIFA voters over the course of three rounds of viewing, discussion and voting.
BIFA 2020 CRAFT WINNERS & NOMINEES
BEST CASTING SPONSORED BY CASTING SOCIETY OF AMERICA & SPOTLIGHT
SHAHEEN BAIG Calm With Horses
KHARMEL COCHRANE Saint Maud
CARMEN CUBA His House
DAN JACKSON Limbo
WINNER: LUCY PARDEE Rocks
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY SPONSORED BY DIRTY LOOKS
NICK COOKE Limbo
WINNER: BEN FORDESMAN Saint Maud
HÉLÈNE LOUVART Rocks
ANNIKA SUMMERSON Mogul Mowgli
JO WILLEMS His House
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
MICHELE CLAPTON The Secret Garden
RUKA JOHNSON Rocks
TINA KALIVAS Saint Maud
MICHAEL O’CONNOR Ammonite
WINNER: CHARLOTTE WALTER Misbehaviour
BEST EDITING SPONSORED BY INTERMISSION
JULIA BLOCH His House
WINNER: YORGOS LAMPRINOS The Father
MAYA MAFFIOLI Rocks
BRENNA RANGOTT Host
MARK TOWNS Saint Maud
AGNES ASPLUND, MARTIN MALMQVIST Undergods
SCOTT MACINTYRE, BARIŞ KARELI, KRISTYAN MALLETT Saint Maud
WINNER: PEDRO SABROSA, STEFANO PEPIN His House
BEST MAKE UP & HAIR DESIGN
JACQUETTA LEVON Saint Maud
SHARON A MARTIN His House
IVANA PRIMORAC Ammonite
NORA ROBERTSON Rocks
WINNER: JILL SWEENEY Misbehaviour
BEST MUSIC SPONSORED BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP
ROQUE BAÑOS His House
WINNER: PAUL CORLEY Mogul Mowgli
NAINITA DESAI The Reason I Jump
CONNIE FARR, EMILIE LEVIENAISE-FARROUCH Rocks
ADAM JANOTA BZOWSKI Saint Maud
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN SPONSORED BY STUDIO JUICE
WINNER: JACQUELINE ABRAHAMS His House
CRISTINA CASALI Misbehaviour
PETER FRANCIS The Father
MARKETA KORINKOVA, ELO SOODE Undergods
PAULINA RZESZOWSKA Saint Maud
BEST SOUND SUPPORTED BY HALO POST
ADRIAN BELL, GLENN FREEMANTLE, FRANK KRUSE, BRENDAN NICHOLSON, RICHARD PRYKE His House
PAUL DAVIES Saint Maud
PAUL DAVIES, ROBERT FARR, NIGEL ALBERMANICHE, IAN MORGAN Mogul Mowgli
WINNER: NICK RYAN, BEN BAIRD, SARA DE OLIVEIRA LIMA The Reason I Jump
CALUM SAMPLE Host
For details of how to watch the winning films, visit watch.bifa.film
Details of the winner announcement in early February.
Find out more about this year’s winners here.