The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) today announced the winners of its ten film craft categories. The winners were announced on Instagram LIVE in partnership with Letterboxd, revealed by London Editor Ella Kemp and actor Omari Douglas. Watch the full livestream now at either @bifa_film or @letterboxd.
Andrew Haigh’s beautifully unsettling tale of a writer drawn back to his past and towards a mysterious new relationship, All Of Us Strangers, which received 16 BIFA nominations, has won three craft awards: Best Cinematography sponsored by Harbor & Kodak for Jamie D. Ramsay, Best Editing for Jonathan Alberts and Best Music Supervision for Connie Farr. This is Connie’s second BIFA, following a win for her work on Clio Barnard’s Ali & Ava in 2021.
Nominated for 11 BIFAs, Femme, Sam H Freeman and Ng Choon Ping’s tense, taut thriller in which the desire for revenge turns into something more for a victim of a homophobic attack, wins Best Costume Design for Buki Ebiesuwa and Best Make-Up & Hair Design for Marie Deehan.
Daniel Kaluuya and Kibwe Tavares’ future-set story of a dystopian London The Kitchen takes two craft awards: Best Production Design sponsored by ATC & Broadsword for Nathan Parker and Best Effects for Richard Baker and the late Jonathan Gales.
Best Original Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group goes to Kwes for his work on debut director Raine Allen-Miller’s Peckham-set love story Rye Lane, which was nominated in a total of 16 categories.
Mark Jenkin, nominated in 2019 for Best Director and Best Editing for Bait, wins Best Sound supported by Halo for his 1970s-set remote island mystery Enys Men.
Best Casting sponsored by Casting Society & Spotlight goes to Isabella Odoffin for Molly Manning Walker’s debut feature How To Have Sex, which follows three teenage girls navigating a wild summer holiday in Malia. The film received 11 BIFA nominations.
BIFA introduced these categories in 2017 to better recognise the wealth of exceptional talent working on British independent films, with Best Music Supervision introduced in 2022. The nominees and winners have been chosen by BIFA voters over the course of three rounds of viewing, discussion and voting.
The winners in all remaining categories will be announced at the 26th BIFA ceremony on Sunday 3 December at Old Billingsgate.
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Best Casting sponsored by Casting Society & Spotlight
SHAHEEN BAIG Scrapper
KHARMEL COCHRANE Rye Lane
KAHLEEN CRAWFORD All of Us Strangers
★ ISABELLA ODOFFIN How To Have Sex
SALOME OGGENFUSS, GERALDINE BARÓN, ABBY HARRI Earth Mama
Best Cinematography sponsored by Harbor & Kodak
OLAN COLLARDY Rye Lane
SUZIE LAVELLE The End We Start From
MOLLY MANNING WALKER Scrapper
★ JAMIE D. RAMSAY All of Us Strangers
JAMES RHODES Femme
Best Costume Design
GEORGE BUXTON How To Have Sex
OLIVER CRONK Scrapper
★ BUKI EBIESUWA Femme
CYNTHIA LAWRENCE-JOHN Rye Lane
PC WILLIAMS The End We Start From
★ JONATHAN ALBERTS All of Us Strangers
VICTORIA BOYDELL Rye Lane
PAUL CARLIN Bobi Wine: The People’s President
AVDHESH MOHLA High & Low – John Galliano
ARTTU SALMI The End We Start From
PADDY EASON Polite Society
THEODOR FLO-GROENEBOOM The End We Start From
★ JONATHAN GALES, RICHARD BAKER The Kitchen
Best Music Supervision
CIARA ELWIS Femme
★ CONNIE FARR All of Us Strangers
DAVID FISH Rye Lane
Best Make-Up & Hair Design
ZOE CLARE BROWN All of Us Strangers
CLAIRE CARTER Polite Society
★ MARIE DEEHAN Femme
NATASHA LAWES How to Have Sex
BIANCA SIMONE SCOTT Rye Lane
Best Original Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group
ADAM JANOTA BZOWSKI Femme
PATRICK JONSSON Scrapper
★ KWES Rye Lane
ANNA MEREDITH The End We Start From
RÉ OLUNUGA Girl
Best Production Design sponsored by ATC & Broadsword
LAURA ELLIS CRICKS The End We Start From
SARAH FINLAY All of Us Strangers
ELENA MUNTONI Scrapper
★ NATHAN PARKER The Kitchen
ANNA RHODES Rye Lane
Best Sound supported by Halo
BEN BAIRD, JACK WENSLEY, ADAM FLETCHER, ALEXEJ MUNGERSDORFF Scrapper
STEVE FANAGAN, NIKOS KONSTANTINOU, LEVI MERCURIO How To Have Sex
JOAKIM SUNDSTRÖM, PER BOSTRÖM, STEVIE HAYWOOD All of Us Strangers
★ MARK JENKIN Enys Men
JENS ROSENLUND PETERSEN, AMY FELTON, JOE JACKSON, TIM CAVAGIN, LORI DOVI The End We Start From