FIRST WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2018
Five wins for The Favourite
Two awards for You Were Never Really Here
All other winners to be announced Sunday 2 December
London, Thursday 15 November 2018: The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) today announced the first of this year’s award winners.
The Favourite took five awards: Best Casting sponsored by Casting Society of America and Spotlight for Dixie Chassay, Best Cinematography supported by Blackmagic Design for Robbie Ryan, Best Costume Design for Sandy Powell, Best Make Up & Hair Design for Nadia Stacey and Best Production Design for Fiona Crombie.
You Were Never Really Here won Best Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group for Jonny Greenwood and Best Sound supported by Silk Factory for Paul Davies.
Nick Fenton, Julian Hart and Chris Gill won the award for Best Editing sponsored by Intermission Film for American Animals..
Early Man Visual Effects Supervisor Howard Jones was the winner of Best Effects.
To better recognise the wealth of exceptional talent working on British independent films, BIFA introduced these nine award categories in 2017. The nominations and winners have been chosen by BIFA voters over the course of three rounds of viewing, discussion and voting.
BIFA comments: “We are proud to celebrate the achievements of such a diverse group of Individuals who represent their craft at such a high level.”
As previously announced, Felicity Jones will receive this year’s Variety Award. The Variety Award recognises a director, actor, writer or producer who has made a global impact and helped focus the international spotlight on the UK. The recipient of the 2018 Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Actor to British Film will be announced next week. Winners in the remaining categories will be unveiled at the ceremony on Sunday 2 December at Old Billingsgate, which will mark the 21st anniversary of the Awards.
Full nominations and winners so far are here