Rye Lane leads BIFA race

All Of Us Strangers, Scrapper and How To Have Sex among front-runners

by Jennie Kermode

Rye Lane
Rye Lane Photo: Courtesy of Sundance Institute

This year's British Independent Film Awards (BIFAS) were announced today, dominated by Raine Allen-Miller's London-set comedy Rye Lane, with 16 awards. All Of Us Strangers, Scrapper and How To Have Sex provided close competition, while Sam H Freeman and Ng Choon Ping's noir thriller Femme also scoring well.

The winners will be revealed on 3 December.

Those nominations in full:

Best British Independent Film

  • All Of Us Strangers - Andrew Haigh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Sarah Harvey
  • Femme - Sam H Freeman, Ng Choon Ping, Myles Payne, Sam Ritzenberg
  • How To Have Sex - Molly Manning Walker, Ivana MacKinnon, Emily Leo, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
  • Rye Lane - Raine Allen-Miller, Nathan Bryon, Tom Melia, Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo, Damian Jones
  • Scrapper - Charlotte Regan, Theo Barrowclough

Best International Independent Film

  • Anatomy Of A Fall - Justine Triet, Arthur Harari, Marie-Ange Luciani, David Thion
  • Fallen Leaves - Aki Kauriskmäki
  • Fremont - Babak Jalali, Carolina Cavalli, Marjaneh Moghimi, Sudnya Shroff, Rachael Fung
  • Monster - Hirokazu Kore-eda, Yuji Sakamoto, Genki Kawamura, Kenji Yamada
  • Past Lives - Celine Song, David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler

Best Director

Best Screenplay

Best Lead Performance

Best Supporting Performance

Best Joint Lead Performance

  • Lola Campbell, Harris Dickinson - Scrapper
  • David Jonsson, Vivian Oparah - Rye Lane
  • Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, George MacKay - Femme

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Début Director)

Breakthrough Producer

Breakthrough Performance

Best Début Screenwriter

Best Debut Director – Feature Documentary

The Raindance Maverick Award

  • If The Streets Were On Fire - Alice Russell, Gannesh Rajah
  • Is There Anybody Out There? - Ella Glendining, Janine Marmot
  • Name Me Lawand - Edward Lovelace
  • Raging Grace - Paris Zarcilla, Chi Thai
  • Red Herring - Kit Vincent, Ed Owles

Best Feature Documentary

  • Another Body - Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn, Isabel Freeman, Elizabeth Woodward
  • Bobi Wine: The People’s President - Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp, John Battsek
  • If The Streets Were On Fire - Alice Russell, Gannesh Rajah
  • Lyra - Alison Millar, Jackie Doyle
  • Occupied City - Steve Mcqueen, Bianca Stitger, Floor Onrust, Anna Smith-Tenser

Best British Short Film

  • Christopher At Sea - Tom C J Brown, Laure Desmazières, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron, Amanda Miller, Hannah Stolarski, Nick Read, Emily-Jane Brown
  • Festival Of Slaps - Abdou Cissé, Cheri Darbon, George Telfer
  • Lions - Beru Tessema, Ama Ampadu
  • Muna - Warda Mohamed, Angela Moneke, Simon Hatton
  • The Talent - Thomas May Bailey, Emma D’arcy, Ellen Spence

Best Casting

Best Cinematography

Best Costume Design

Best Editing

Best Effects

  • Paddy Eason - Polite Society
  • Theodor Flo-Groeneboom - The End We Start From
  • Jonathan Gales, Richard Baker - The Kitchen

Best Music Supervision

Best Make-Up & Hair Design

Best Original Music

  • Adam Janota Bzowski - Femme
  • Patrick Jonsson - Scrapper
  • Kwes - Rye Lane
  • Anna Meredith - The End We Start From
  • Ré Olunuga - Girl

Best Production Design

Best Sound

  • Ben Baird, Jack Wensley, Adam Fletcher, Alexej Mungersdorff - Scrapper
  • Steve Fanagan - How To Have Sex
  • Stevie Haywood, Joakim Sundström, Per Bostrom - All Of Us Strangers
  • Mark Jenkin - Enys Men
  • Jens Rosenlund-Petersen, Amy Felton, Joe Jackson, Tim Cavagin, Lori Dovi - The End We Start From

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