BIFA craft awards announced

Triple wins for Boiling Point and The Souvenir Part II

by Amber Wilkinson

Boiling Point took home awards for cinematography, casting and sound
Boiling Point took home awards for cinematography, casting and sound Photo: Vertigo Releasing

The British Independent Film Awards has announced the first of this year’s award winners for its nine film craft categories.

Philip Barantini’s single-take Boiling Point, starring Stephen Graham, and Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir Part II were the big winners with three awards apiece.

Boiling Point took the prizes for Best Cinematography (Matthew Lewis), Best Sound (James Drake, Rob Entwistle and Kiff McManus) and Best Casting (Carolyn McLeod), while Hogg's film snagged Best Costume Design (Grace Snell), Best Editing (Helle Le Fevre) and Best Production Design (Stéphane Collonge).

Best Effects was awarded to Mike Knights, Steven Bray, Dan Martin and Leigh Cranston for their work on Rob Savage’s fright-fest road-trip horror Dashcam and Best Make-Up and Hair Design went to Vickie Lang, Kristyan Mallett and Donald McInnes for Will Sharpe's biopic The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. Rounding out the awards was Best Music, given to Connie Farr and Harry Escott for their work on Clio Barnard's tale of forbidden love Ali & Ava

The winners in all remaining categories will be announced at the in-person ceremony on Sunday 5 December at Old Billingsgate.

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