British Independent Film Awards – winners list

The British Independent Film Awards happened last night and American Honey picked up four awards (film, director, actress, and achievement in craft). Under the Shadow got 3 and I, Daniel Blake picked up 2.

Notably, Moonlight won best international independent film, which is also nominated for 10 Critics Choice awards.

What does that mean for the rest of the awards shows this season? Not much, other than American Honey could be taken a little more seriously and Moonlight has a good chance at picking up a few more along the way.

Best British Independent Film
American Honey, dir: Andrea Arnold

Best Director
Andrea Arnold, American Honey

Best Actor
Dave Johns, I, Daniel Blake

Best Actress
Sasha Lane, American Honey

Best Screenplay
Babak Anvari, Under The Shadow

Best Documentary
Notes On Blindness, dir: Peter Middleton

Best Supporting Actress
Avin Manshadi, Under The Shadow

Best Supporting Actor
Brett Goldstein, Adult Life Skills

Discovery Award
The Greasy Strangler: Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard, Daniel Noah, Andrew Starke, Ant Timpson, Josh C Waller, Elijah Wood

Best Debut Screenwriter
Rachel Tunnard, Adult Life Skills

Best International Independent Film
Moonlight, dir: Barry Jenkins

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)
Babak Anvari, Under The Shadow

Outstanding Achievement in Craft
Robbie Ryan: Cinematography, American Honey

Breakthrough Producer
Camille Gatin: The Girl With All The Gifts

Most Promising Newcomer
Hayley Squires: I, Daniel Blake

Best British Short
Jacked: Rene Pannevis, Ashish Ghadiali, Jennifer Eriksson