Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio (photo) won the most awards at the 15th British Independent Film Awards.
By
Naman Ramachaandran

Source:
Cineuropa.org
11 Dec 2012 - 8:01 AM  UPDATED 11 Dec 2012 - 8:01 AM

Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio (photo) won the most awards at the 15thBritish Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), winning Best Director, Best Actor for Toby Jones, Best Achievement in Production and Best Technical Achievement. Andrea Riseborough won Best Actress for Shadow Dancer. Rufus Norris' Broken won Best British Independent Film. Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt won Best International Film.

BIFA Joint Directors Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said, “It is wonderful to see so many films acknowledged by our jury which goes to prove what a strong year 2012 has been for British Independent film. We were delighted that so many of the winners were with us tonight to collect their awards and celebrate our 15th Birthday, along with a number of previous winners, patrons, and friends of BIFA. We are extremely proud that British Independent Film Awards continues to highlight the extraordinary talent that is so plentiful within British independent filmmaking today.”

Winners:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Broken

BEST DIRECTOR

Peter Strickland – Berberian Sound Studio

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Bart Layton – The Imposter

BEST SCREENPLAY

Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Amy Jump – Sightseers

BEST ACTRESS

Andrea Riseborough – Shadow Dancer

BEST ACTOR

Toby Jones – Berberian Sound Studio

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Olivia Colman – Hyde Park on Hudson

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Rory Kinnear – Broken

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

James Floyd (Rashid) – My Brother the Devil

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Berberian Sound Studio

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Joakim Sundström, Stevie Haywood AMPS IPS– Sound Design – Berberian Sound Studio

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Imposter

BEST BRITISH SHORT

Volume

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

The Hunt

THE RAINDANCE AWARD

Strings

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

Sir Michael Gambon

THE VARIETY AWARD

Jude Law

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Sandra Hebron

Read more exclusive contents on cineuropa.org.