‘Rocks,’ ‘His House,’ ‘The Father’ Lead British Independent Film Awards

Most Promising Newcomer
Best Sound supported by Halo Post
Best Supporting Actor
Best Production Design sponsored by Studio Juice
Best Editing sponsored by Intermission Film

Kosar Ali – "Rocks"
Charlotte Walter – "Misbehaviour"
Wunmi Mosaku – "His House"
Best Actress
"Nomadland" – Chloé Zhao, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey
Ben Fordesman – "Saint Maud"
Remi Weekes – "His House"
Breakthrough Producer
Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of an ageing man in "The Father" won best actor, and the film also won best screenplay for writer-director Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, and best editing for Yorgos Lamprinos.
BIFA WINNERS 2020
"The Long Goodbye" – Aneil Karia, Riz Ahmed, Tom Gardner
Riz Ahmed – "Mogul Mowgli" (co-written by Bassam Tariq)
Jacqueline Abrahams – "His House"
Best Documentary
Best British Short Film supported by BFI NETWORK
Remi Weekes won best director and Wunmi Mosaku won best actress for horror film "His House." The film also won the best production design and effects awards.
Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton – "The Father"
Lucy Pardee – "Rocks"
The online ceremony was hosted by actor Tom Felton live from Wales, where he is filming Sky Cinema film "Save the Cinema."
Best International Independent Film sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
Best Screenplay sponsored by BBC Film
Debut Screenwriter sponsored by Film4
Paul Corley – "Mogul Mowgli"
Best Cinematography sponsored by Dirty Looks
Best Make Up & Hair Design
Rose Glass – "Saint Maud"
Best Effects

Jill Sweeney – "Misbehaviour"
"Perfect 10" – Eva Riley, Jacob Thomas, Bertrand Faivre, Valentina Brazzini
Kosar Ali – "Rocks"
Chloé Zhao’s "Nomadland" won best international independent film, the only awards category open to non-U.K. films.
Best Director
"Rocks" – Sarah Gavron, Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson, Faye Ward, Ameenah Ayub Allen
Best Actor
D’Angelou Osei Kissiedu – "Rocks"
Best British Independent Film
In a year when awards were spread evenly, "Saint Maud," "Mogul Mowgli," "Misbehaviour" and "The Reason I Jump" had two wins each.
Yorgos Lamprinos – "The Father"
Pedro Sabrosa, Stefano Pepin – "His House"
Best Casting sponsored by Casting Society of America & Spotlight

Best Costume Design

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director) sponsored by Kodak & Pinewood
Best Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group

Anthony Hopkins – "The Father"
Irune Gurtubai – "Limbo" (also produced by Angus Lamont)
Coming-of-age drama "Rocks" won best British independent film, with Kosar Ali winning the awards for both best supporting actress and most promising newcomer with her young co-star D’Angelou Osei Kissiedu winning best supporting actor. Lucy Pardee's best casting award, which was among the craft award winners announced in January, takes the "Rocks" tally to five.
"Rocks," "His House" and "The Father" were the leaders at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), which were announced Thursday.
Best Supporting Actress
Nick Ryan, Ben Baird, Sara De Oliveira Lima – "The Reason I Jump"” />
The Raindance Discovery Award
"The Reason I Jump" – Jerry Rothwell, Jeremy Dear, Stevie Lee, Al Morrow

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