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Pride wins big at BIFAs

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- Yann Demange wins Best Director for ‘71

Pride wins big at BIFAs
Pride by Matthew Warchus

Matthew WarchusPride [+see also:
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was a big success at the 17th British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), winning Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actor for Andrew Scott and Best Supporting Actress for Imelda Staunton. Yann Demange won Best Director for ’71 [+see also:
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, Brendan Gleeson Best Actor for Calvary [+see also:
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and Gugu Mbatha-Raw Best Actress for Belle [+see also:
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Awards Joint Directors Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson said, “The range of diverse and unique talent in this country is awe inspiring. Our jury has had some truly tough decisions to make. We hope these results will excite audiences and encourage more people to search out these films creating a greater demand for British Independent cinema.”

Dave McKean’s Luna [+see also:
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won the Raindance Award. Elliot Grove, Founder of BIFA and the Raindance Film Festival added, “British filmmakers are at the top of their game and amongst the most creative in the world, covering a diverse range of stories, passionately told and featuring outstanding acting talent. BIFA is proud to lead the celebrations at the start of the Award season.” 

Winners

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Pride

BEST DIRECTOR
Yann Demange –  '71

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard20,000 Days on Earth [+see also:
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BEST SCREENPLAY
Jon Ronson, Peter StraughanFrank [+see also:
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BEST ACTRESS
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle 

BEST ACTOR
Brendan Gleeson – Calvary 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Imelda Staunton – Pride 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andrew Scott – Pride

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Sameena Jabeen AhmedCatch Me Daddy [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Wolfe
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BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
The Goob [+see also:
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interview: Guy Myhill
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BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Stephen Rennicks - Music – Frank 

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Next Goal Wins 

BEST BRITISH SHORT
The Kármán Line 

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
Boyhood

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Luna 

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

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
John Boorman

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