Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite topped the first wave of awards for the 2018 British Independent Film Awards, winning five awards in the Craft category including Best Casting for Dixie Chassay, Best Cinematography for Robbie Ryan, Best Costume Design for Sandy Powell, Best Make Up & Hair Design for Nadia Stacey and Best Production Design for Fiona Crombie.
You Were Never Really Here won Best Music for Jonny Greenwood and Best Sound for Paul Davies; Nick Fenton, Julian Hart and Chris Gill won the award for Best Editing for American Animals; and Early Man Visual Effects Supervisor Howard Jones was the winner of Best Effects.
To better recognize the wealth of exceptional talent working on British independent films, BIFA introduced these nine award categories in 2017. The nominations and winners have been chosen by BIFA voters over the course of three rounds of viewing, discussion and voting.
BIFA comments: “We are proud to celebrate the achievements of such a diverse group of Individuals who represent their craft at such a high level.”