The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) today announced the winners of its ten film craft categories. The winners were announced on Instagram LIVE in partnership with Letterboxd, revealed by London Editor Ella Kemp and actor Omari Douglas.
Andrew Haigh’s beautifully unsettling tale of a writer drawn back to his past and towards a mysterious new relationship, All of Us Strangers, which received 16 BIFA nominations, has won three craft awards: Best Cinematography sponsored by Harbor & Kodak for Jamie D. Ramsay, Best Editing for Jonathan Alberts and Best Music Supervision for Connie Farr. This is Connie’s second BIFA, following a win for her work on Clio Barnard’s Ali & Ava in 2021.
Nominated for 11 BIFAs, Femme, Sam H Freeman and Ng Choon Ping’s tense, taut thriller in which the desire for revenge turns into something more for a victim of a homophobic attack, wins Best Costume Design for Buki Ebiesuwa and Best Make-Up & Hair Design for Marie Deehan.
Daniel Kaluuya and Kibwe Tavares’ future-set story of a dystopian London The Kitchen takes two craft awards: Best Production Design sponsored by ATC & Broadsword for Nathan Parker and Best Effects for Richard Baker and the late Jonathan Gales.
Best Original Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group goes to Kwes for his work on debut director Raine Allen-Miller’s Peckham-set love story Rye Lane, which was nominated in a total of 16 categories.
Mark Jenkin, nominated in 2019 for Best Director and Best Editing for Bait, wins Best Sound supported by Halo for his 1970s-set remote island mystery Enys Men.
Best Casting sponsored by Casting Society & Spotlight goes to Isabella Odoffin for Molly Manning Walker’s debut feature How to Have Sex, which follows three teenage girls navigating a wild summer holiday in Malia. The film received 11 BIFA nominations.
BIFA introduced these categories in 2017 to better recognise the wealth of exceptional talent working on British independent films, with Best Music Supervision introduced in 2022. The nominees and winners have been chosen by BIFA voters over the course of three rounds of viewing, discussion and voting.
The winners in all remaining categories will be announced at the 26th BIFA ceremony on Sunday, 3 December, at Old Billingsgate.