MBIFA 2013 WINNERS FINAL

Sunday, December 8, 2013

WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT

THE 16TH MOËT
BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

London,
Sunday 8th December –
British talent turned out this evening for the
16th Moët British Independent Film Awards. The winners were
announced at the star-studded ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate which was
hosted by BIFA Winning actor James Nesbitt.

For the first time, the lucky winners took home the
brand new iconic award designed by Fredrikson Stallard and created by
Swarovski.
  The awards ceremony was
streamed live exclusively online at
www.film3sixty.com/moetbifa

 

Best British Independent Film was won
by METRO MANILA with
the film’s director Sean Ellis
picking up Best Director. Lindsay Duncan
won Best Actress for LE WEEK-END
and James
McAvoy won Best Actor for FILTH.
Imogen Poots collected her BIFA for Best
Supporting Actress for THE LOOK OF LOVE and
Ben Mendelsohn took home Best
Supporting Actor for STARRED UP.

 

METRO MANILA won
the most awards on the night, picking up three trophies for Best Achievement in
Production and as previously mentioned Best Director award and Best British
Independent Film.

 

Joint Directors, The Moët
British Independent Film Awards Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said:
“This year our independent jury had an extremely tough job, they were
asked to choose from an impressive pool of talent and creativity in a year
where the diversity of storytelling is more extreme than ever. Thanks to an
independent film industry which encompasses so many different cultures,
personalities, visions and voices, Britain is producing a new generation of
fearless artists both behind and in front of the camera who represent that
richness of our diverse British society. With so many of the films exploring
themes about being less judgmental and more forgiving, this perhaps reflects a
movement within British independent filmmaking that brings much hope for the
future.”

As
previously announced, Julie Walters was
awarded the coveted Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an
actor to British film, and Paul
Greengrass the Variety Award,
which recognises an actor, director, writer or producer who has helped
to shine the international spotlight on the UK
. The Special Jury Prize went to Sixteen Films & Friends (AKA Team
Loach), in recognition of their contribution, bringing the work of Ken
Loach to life.

Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund said:
‘this has been a standout year for British film and the BIFAs has once again
kicked off the awards season in style, putting the wild creativity and bold
storytelling of the UK’s independent sector centre stage. Congratulations to
all the winners and to the BIFAs for doing such a great job of spotlighting so
many brilliant filmmakers.’

Elsa Corbineau, Marketing Director Moët &
Chandon commented: “As a long term supporter of British film, Moët &
Chandon is delighted to share in the celebrations of tonight’s very well
deserved winners. To toast the successes of 2013, guests joined us in creating
a seven – foot champagne fountain to salute a year of amazing achievements.’

The Raindance
Award was won by THE MACHINE. Elliot Grove, Founder of BIFA and the Raindance Film Festival added: “
The breadth, scope and quality of this year’s
nominated films shows that British independent films and talent are not only
the talk of the town but the talk of audiences everywhere.”

The
Moët British Independent Film Awards are proud to announce the following
winners for 2013: 

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM 

Sponsored by Moët & Chandon  

Metro Manila 

BEST DIRECTOR 

Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission 

Sean Ellis – Metro Manila 

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR] 

Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios 

Paul Wright – For Those in Peril 

 

BEST SCREENPLAY 

Steven Knight – Locke  

BEST ACTRESS  

Sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics 

Lindsay Duncan – Le Week-end 

 

BEST ACTOR 

Sponsored by BBC Films  

James McAvoy – Filth  

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Imogen Poots – The Look Of Love 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 

Sponsored by Sanderson & St Martins Lane  

Ben Mendelsohn – Starred Up 

 

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER 

Sponsored by Studiocanal 

Chloe Pirrie – Shell  

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION 

Sponsored by Company3 

Metro Manila 

 

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT 

Sponsored by LightBrigade Media 

Amy Hubbard – Casting – The Selfish Giant 

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY  

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer 

 

BEST BRITISH SHORT 

Supported by BFI NET.WORK 

Z1  

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM 

Blue is the Warmest Colour 

 

THE RAINDANCE AWARD 

Sponsored by Wentworth Media and Arts 

The Machine 


THE
RICHARD HARRIS AWARD
(for outstanding contribution by
an actor to British Film)

Julie Walters

 

THE VARIETY AWARD 

Paul Greengrass 

 

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE 

Sixteen Films & Friends (AKA Team Loach) 

 

Proud supporters and patrons of The Moët British
Independent Film Awards include Mike
Figgis, Tom Hollander, Adrian Lester, Ken Loach, Ewan McGregor, Helen Mirren,
Samantha Morton, James Nesbitt, Michael Sheen, Trudie Styler, Tilda Swinton,
Meera Syal, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone
and Michael Winterbottom.

 

The Moët British Independent Film Awards would like
to thank all its supporters, especially: Moët
& Chandon, BFI NET.WORK, 3 Mills Studios, BBC Films, Company 3, M.A.C
Cosmetics, Raindance, Sanderson & St Martins Lane – Morgans Hotel Group,
Soho House, Studiocanal, Swarovski, Variety, Wentworth Media and Arts, LightBrigade,
AllCity and Intermission.

 

Created by
Raindance

 

Notes to the editor:

 

In recognition of Moët & Chandon’s
generous contribution as headline sponsor, the 2013 event is referred to as The MOËT
British Independent Film Awards.

 

Recognised for its quality and
prestige, Moët & Chandon is the champagne of choice for celebration at
international film festivals. The venerable house has captured the attention of
Hollywood’s brightest stars since the birth of the film industry. Generations
of legendary actors, actresses, producers and directors have celebrated their
achievements with Moët & Chandon at the most significant and exclusive
cinema events, including the OscarsÒ & Golden GlobesÒ
celebrations. 

 

For further
information on MBIFA, visit
www.bifa.org.uk

 

For press information regarding The Moët
British Independent Film Awards contact Emma McCorkell or Caragh Cook at
Organic:

emma.mccorkell@organic-publicity.co.uk  caragh.cook@organic-publicity.co.uk

+44 (0) 203 372 0970

Images from the
event can be downloaded from

www.organic-marketing.co.uk/press.php

 

For press
information regarding Moët & Chandon contact:

Alexandra King.  Alexandra.king@mhuk.co.uk 020 7808 4458

 

For further
information on Moët & Chandon, visit
http://moet.com

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