Remi Weekes’ chilling debut His House, which received 16 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nominations in total, won two awards in craft categories: Best Effects (for Pedro Sabrosa and Stefano Pepin) and Best Production Design for Jacqueline Abrahams who was previously nominated for the award in 2017 for Lady Macbeth.
Philippa Lowthorpe’s Misbehaviour, a colorful portrait of the Woman’s Liberation Movement, won awards for its Costume Design and Make Up & Hair, for Charlotte Walter and Jill Sweeney respectively.
Lucy Pardee was awarded Best Casting for Rocks, which was cast through a collaborative process that involved workshopping with young untrained actors to explore their characters.
Saint Maud, which topped the BIFA nominations with 17, won Best Cinematography for DP Ben Fordesman.
Yorgos Lamprinos was awarded Best Editing for his work on The Father, a devastating portrayal of dementia, led by Sir Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman.
Mogul Mowgli, the high energy screenwriting debut from Riz Ahmed, won Best Music for composer Paul Corley.
Best Sound went to Nick Ryan, Ben Baird and Sara De OIiveira Lima for their work on The Reason I Jump, an immersive exploration of nonspeaking autism.
BIFA introduced these nine award categories in 2017 to better recognize the wealth of exceptional talent working on British independent films.
BIFA 2020 CRAFT WINNERS & NOMINEES
WINNER: LUCY PARDEE Rocks
SHAHEEN BAIG Calm With Horses
KHARMEL COCHRANE Saint Maud
CARMEN CUBA His House
DAN JACKSON Limbo
WINNER: BEN FORDESMAN Saint Maud
NICK COOKE Limbo
HÉLÈNE LOUVART Rocks
ANNIKA SUMMERSON Mogul Mowgli
JO WILLEMS His House
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
WINNER: CHARLOTTE WALTER Misbehaviour
MICHELE CLAPTON The Secret Garden
RUKA JOHNSON Rocks
TINA KALIVAS Saint Maud
MICHAEL O’CONNOR Ammonite
WINNER: YORGOS LAMPRINOS The Father
JULIA BLOCH His House
MAYA MAFFIOLI Rocks
BRENNA RANGOTT Host
MARK TOWNS Saint Maud
WINNER: PEDRO SABROSA, STEFANO PEPIN His House
AGNES ASPLUND, MARTIN MALMQVIST Undergods
SCOTT MACINTYRE, BARIŞ KARELI, KRISTYAN MALLETT Saint Maud
BEST MAKE UP & HAIR DESIGN
WINNER: JILL SWEENEY Misbehaviour
JACQUETTA LEVON Saint Maud
SHARON A MARTIN His House
IVANA PRIMORAC Ammonite
NORA ROBERTSON Rocks
WINNER: PAUL CORLEY Mogul Mowgli
ROQUE BAÑOS His House
NAINITA DESAI The Reason I Jump
CONNIE FARR, EMILIE LEVIENAISE-FARROUCH Rocks
ADAM JANOTA BZOWSKI Saint Maud
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
WINNER: JACQUELINE ABRAHAMS His House
CRISTINA CASALI Misbehaviour
PETER FRANCIS The Father
MARKETA KORINKOVA, ELO SOODE Undergods
PAULINA RZESZOWSKA Saint Maud
WINNER: NICK RYAN, BEN BAIRD, SARA DE OLIVEIRA LIMA The Reason I Jump
ADRIAN BELL, GLENN FREEMANTLE, FRANK KRUSE, BRENDAN NICHOLSON, RICHARD PRYKE His House
PAUL DAVIES Saint Maud
PAUL DAVIES, ROBERT FARR, NIGEL ALBERMANICHE, IAN MORGAN Mogul Mowgli
CALUM SAMPLE Host