We present the list of winners and our interviews from our favourite night of the year: The 2016 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) held in London’s at Old Billingsgate.

Jennifer Saunders hosted the event, which celebrates the very best in British Independent Film.

Those attending the awards include Nominees Michael Fassbender, Hayley Squires, Jodie Whittaker, Gemma Arterton, Jamie Dornan, Ken Loach and Ben Wheatley, presenters Danny Boyle, Olivia Colman, Martin Freeman, Anna Friel, Stephen Merchant, Naomie Harris and Richard Harris Award winner Alison Steadman.

Also in attendance were Eleanor Tomlinson, Laura Carmichael, Douglas Booth, Claire Skinner, Jason Issacs, Ophelia Lovibond, Babak Anvari, Ken Loach, Peter Middleton and James Spinney, Avin Manshadi, Shana Swash, Terry Pheto, Kate Dickie, and Narges Rashidi, Dave Johns, Max Records, Steve Brandon, ArinzéKene, Christopher Lloyd.

A full list of the nominees are below – with the winners highlighted in BOLD.

Our red carpet and winners room interviews will appear as soon as possible – we’ll be adding them through the evening.

Jamie Dornan BIFA Interview

Best Actor Winner Dave Johns BIFA Interview

Debut Screenwriter Winner Rachel Tunnard BIFA Interview

Arnold Oceng BIFA Interview

Adam Smith BIFA Interview

Most Promising Newcomer Winner Hayley Squires BIFA Interview

Naomie Harris BIFA Interview

Hello to Jason Isaacs BIFA Interview

Kate Dickie BIFA Interview

Alice Lowe BIFA Interview

Ken Loach BIFA Interview

Simon Farnaby & Julian Barratt BIFA Interview

Gemma Arterton

2016 BIFA Winners Room Interviews

Naomie Harris

Barry Jenkins & Jeremy Kleiner

Alison Steadman

Hayley Squires

Dave Johns

Rachel Tunnard

Babak Anvari

Producer Camille Gatin

Special Jury Prize Winner Clare Binns

Jim Hosking

Peter Middleton & James Spinney

Rene Pannevis & Jennifer Eriksson

 

 

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2016 WINNERS

The Special Jury Prize goes to the wonderful Clare Binns from Picturehouse

Best British Independent Film

  • AMERICAN HONEY Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Pouya Shahbazian, Alice Weinberg, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa
  • COUPLE IN A HOLE Tom Geens, Zorana Piggott
  • I, DANIEL BLAKE Ken Loach, Paul Laverty, Rebecca O’Brien
  • NOTES ON BLINDNESS Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison, Alex Usborne
  • UNDER THE SHADOW Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh

Best International Independent Film

sponsored by Champagne Taittinger

  • HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Taika Waititi, Carthew Neal, Matt Noonan, Leanne Saunders
  • MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan, Kimberly Steward, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin J. Walsh
  • MOONLIGHT Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
  • MUSTANG Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour, Charles Gillibert
  • TONI ERDMANN Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Michel Merkt

Best Director

  • ANDREA ARNOLD American Honey
  • BABAK ANVARI Under the Shadow
  • BEN WHEATLEY Free Fire
  • KEN LOACH I, Daniel Blake
  • PETER MIDDLETON, JAMES SPINNEY, Notes on Blindness

Best Screenplay

sponsored by BBC Films

  • ANDREA ARNOLD American Honey
  • BABAK ANVARI Under the Shadow
  • BILLY O’BRIEN, CHRISTOPHER HYDE I Am Not a Serial Killer
  • PAUL LAVERTY I, Daniel Blake
  • RACHEL TUNNARD Adult Life Skills

Best Actress

sponsored by MAC Cosmetics

  • HAYLEY SQUIRES I, Daniel Blake
  • JODIE WHITTAKER Adult Life Skills
  • KATE DICKIE Couple in a Hole
  • NARGES RASHIDI Under the Shadow
  • SASHA LANE American Honey

Best Actor

  • DAVE JOHNS I, Daniel Blake
  • MAX RECORDS I Am Not a Serial Killer
  • MICHAEL FASSBENDER Trespass Against Us
  • SHIA LABEOUF American Honey
  • STEVE BRANDON My Feral Heart

Best Supporting Actress

  • AVIN MANSHADI Under the Shadow
  • GEMMA ARTERTON The Girl With All the Gifts
  • NAOMIE HARRIS Our Kind of Traitor
  • SHANA SWASH My Feral Heart
  • TERRY PHETO A United Kingdom

Best Supporting Actor

  • ARINZÉ KENE The Pass
  • BRETT GOLDSTEIN Adult Life Skills
  • CHRISTOPHER LLOYD I Am Not a Serial Killer
  • JAMIE DORNAN Anthropoid
  • SEAN HARRIS Trespass Against Us

 

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Best Documentary

  • THE CONFESSION: LIVING THE WAR ON TERROR Ashish Ghadiali, James Rogan
  • DANCER Steven Cantor, Gabrielle Tana
  • THE HARD STOP George Amponsah, Dionne Walker
  • NOTES ON BLINDNESS Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison, Alex Usborne
  • VERSUS: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH Louise Osmond, Rebecca O’Brien

Outstanding Achievement in Craft

  • JOAKIM SUNDSTRÖM Sound – Notes on Blindness
  • PAUL MONAGHAN, MAT WHITECROSS Editing – Supersonic
  • ROBBIE RYAN Cinematography – American Honey
  • SEB BARKER Visual Effects – The Girl With All the Gifts
  • SHAHEEN BAIG Casting – Free Fire

 

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)

  • ADAM SMITH Trespass Against Us
  • ALICE LOWE Prevenge
  • BABAK ANVARI Under the Shadow
  • PETER MIDDLETON, JAMES SPINNEY Notes on Blindness
  • RACHEL TUNNARD Adult Life Skills

Debut Screenwriter – new for 2016

  • ED TALFAN The Passing (Yr Ymadawiad)
  • HOPE DICKSON LEACH The Levelling
  • JOHN CAIRNS, MICHAEL McCARTNEY A Patch of Fog
  • RACHEL TUNNARD Adult Life Skills
  • SIMON FARNABY, JULIAN BARRATT Mindhorn

Breakthrough Producer – new for 2016

  • CAMILLE GATIN The Girl With All the Gifts
  • DIONNE WALKER The Hard Stop
  • MICHAEL BERLINER Adult Life Skills
  • MIKE BRETT, JO-JO ELLISON, STEVE JAMISON Notes on Blindness
  • PAUL FEGAN Where You’re Meant to Be

Most Promising Newcomer

sponsored by The London Edition

  • DAVE JOHNS I, Daniel Blake
  • HAYLEY SQUIRES I, Daniel Blake
  • LETITIA WRIGHT Urban Hymn
  • SENNIA NANUA The Girl With All the Gifts
  • STEVE BRANDON My Feral Heart

The Discovery Award

sponsored by Raindance

  • BLACK MOUNTAIN POETS Jamie Adams, Jon Rennie
  • THE DARKEST UNIVERSE Tom Kingsley, Will Sharpe, Tiani Ghosh, Jo-Jo Ellison
  • THE GHOUL Gareth Tunley, Jack Healy Guttmann, Tom Meeten
  • GOZO Miranda Bowen, Leo Scott
  • THE GREASY STRANGLER Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard, Daniel Noah, Andrew Starke, Ant Timpson, Josh C Waller, Elijah Wood

Best British Short

sponsored by NOWNESS

  • JACKED Rene Pannevis, Ashish Ghadiali, Jennifer Eriksson
  • MOTHER Leo Leigh, Scott O’Donnell
  • OVER Jörn Threlfall, Jeremy Bannister
  • RATE ME Fyzal Boulifa, Taina Galis
  • THE WRONG END OF THE STICK Terri Matthews, Chris Cornwell, Sam Bank

 

  • Margaret Gallagher

    Massive year some worthy winners