WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE 17TH MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS


WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT
 THE 17TH MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
London, Sunday 7thDecember – A glittering array of talent turned out this evening for the 17thMoët British Independent Film Awards. The winners were announced at the star-studded ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate, which was hosted by THE INBETWEENERS star, Simon Bird.
  
The lucky winners took home the iconic award designed by Fredrikson Stallard and created by Swarovski  as  well  as  a  personalised,  Swarovski  crystal  encrusted magnum of Moët & Chandon.
 
Best  British  Independent  Film  was  won  by PRIDE.    Yann  Demange  won  Best Director for ’71, Gugu Mbatha-Raw  won Best  Actress for BELLE and Brendan Gleeson won Best Actor for CALVARY.  Andrew Scott collected his award for Best Supporting Actor for PRIDE and Imelda Staunton took home her award for Best Supporting Actress also for her role in PRIDE.
   
PRIDEwon the most awards on the night, picking up Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.
  
 
Joint Directors; The Moët British Independent Film Awards Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: “In our final year as Directors it is terrific to see such an amazing mix of the established and new being represented in our honourees tonight. The range of diverse and unique talent in this country is awe inspiring. Our jury has had some truly tough decisions to make. We hope these results will excite audiences and encourage more people to search out these films creating a greater demand for British Independent cinema. 2014 also sees us celebrate five years of a fabulous partnership with title sponsor Moët & Chandon, who add that extra sparkle each year for which we are incredibly grateful.”

  

As previously announced, Emma Thompson was awarded the coveted Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film, and Benedict Cumberbatch the Variety Award, which recognises an actor, director, writer or producer who has helped to shine the international spotlight on the UK. The Special Jury Prize went to John Boorman.
 
Elsa  Corbineau,  Marketing  Director  Moët  &  Chandon  commented;  “Marking  our 5th Anniversary as title sponsors of the Moët British Independent Film Awards and long-time supporters of British film, Moët & Chandon is delighted to share in the celebrations of tonight’s very well deserved winners. To toast the successes of 2014, guests joined us in creating a seven-foot champagne fountain to salute a year of amazing achievements.”
 
The Raindance Award was won by LUNA. Elliot Grove, Founder of BIFA and the Raindance Film Festival added; “British filmmakers are at the top of their game and amongst the most creative in the world, covering a diverse range of stories, passionately told and featuring outstanding acting talent. BIFA is proud to lead the celebrations at the start of the Award season.”
 
The Moët British Independent Film Awards are proud to announce the following winners for 2014 (highlighted below in red):
 
BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Sponsored by Moët & Chandon
’71
Calvary
Mr Turner
Pride
The Imitation Game
 
BEST DIRECTOR
Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission John Michael McDonagh – Calvary Lenny Abrahamson – Frank Matthew Warchus – Pride
Mike Leigh – Mr Turner
Yann Demange –  ’71
 
THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios
Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe – Catch Me Daddy

Hong Khaou – Lilting

Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard –  20,000 Days on Earth
Morgan Matthews – X+Y 
Yann Demange – ’71
 
BEST SCREENPLAY
Sponsored by BBC Films
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Gregory Burke  – ’71
John Michael McDonagh – Calvary
Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan –  Frank
Stephen Beresford – Pride
 
BEST ACTRESS
Sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics
Alicia Vikander – Testament of Youth
Cheng Pei Pei – Lilting
Gugu Mbatha-Raw –  Belle
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – Catch Me Daddy
 
BEST ACTOR 
Sponsored by Movado 
Asa Butterfield – X+Y
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Brendan Gleeson – Calvary
Jack O’Connell – ’71
Timothy Spall – Mr Turner
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 
Dorothy Atkinson – Mr Turner 
Imelda Staunton –  Pride
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Frank
Sally Hawkins – X+Y
Sienna Guillory – The Goob
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
Sponsored by St Martins Lane 
Andrew Scott – Pride
Ben Schnetzer – Pride
Michael Fassbender – Frank
Rafe Spall – X+Y Sean Harris – ‘71
 
MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Ben Schnetzer – Pride
Cara Delevingne – The Face of An Angel
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle
Liam Walpole – The Goob
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed –  Catch Me Daddy

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
’71
20,000 Days on Earth
Catch Me Daddy
Lilting
The Goob

 
BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Chris Wyatt – Editing – ’71
Dick Pope – Cinematography – Mr Turner
Robbie Ryan – Cinematography – Catch Me Daddy
Stephen Rennicks – Music –  Frank
Tat Radcliffe – Cinematography – ’71
 
BEST DOCUMENTAR Y
20,000 Days on Earth
Next Goal Wins
Night Will Fall
The Possibilities Are Endless
Virunga
 
BEST BRITISH SHORT
Crocodile
Emotional Fusebox
Keeping Up With The Joneses
Slap
The Kármán Line
 
BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
Blue Ruin 
Boyhood 
Fruitvale Station 
Ida
The Babadook
 
THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Flim: The Movie… 
Gregor
Luna
Keeping Rosy
The Beat Beneath My Feet
 
THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British
Film)
Emma Thompson 

 
THE VARIETY AWARD
Benedict Cumberbatch
 
THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
John Boorman
 
Now in its 17th year, the Awards were created by Raindance in 1998 and set out to celebrate  merit  and  achievement  in  independently funded  British filmmaking,  to honour new talent, and to promote British films and filmmaking to a wider public.
 
Previous winners of the prestigious Best British Independent Film Award include METRO MANILA, TYRANNOSAUR, THE KING’S SPEECH, MOON, CONTROL, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE CONSTANT GARDENER and THIS IS ENGLAND.
 
 
Proud supporters and patrons of The Moët British Independent Film Awards include Mike Figgis, Tom Hollander, Adrian Lester, Ken Loach, Ewan McGregor, Helen Mirren, Samantha Morton, James Nesbitt, Michael Sheen, Trudie Styler, Tilda Swinton, Meera Syal, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone and Michael Winterbottom.
 
 
The Moët British Independent Film Awards would like to thank all its supporters, especially: Moët  &  Chandon,  3 Mills  Studios,  BBC  Films,  M.A.C  Cosmetics, Movado, Raindance, St Martins Lane, Soho House, Swarovski, Variety, AllCity,
Intermission.
 

 
C
reated by Raindance 

 
 
Notes to the editor:

* iconic signature trophy designed by Fredrikson Stallard, created by Swarovski.

In recognition of Moët & Chandon’s generous contribution as headline sponsor, the 2014 event is referred to as The MOËT British Independent Film Awards.
  
Moët & Chandon is the champagne of success and glamour since 1743. Renowned for its achievements, firsts and legendary pioneering spirit, Moët & Chandon is the Maison  that  introduced  champagne to  the world.  Synonymous  with  the most venerable of traditions and the most modern of pleasures, Moët & Chandon has celebrated life’s most triumphant moments with grandeur and generosity for more than 270 years.

 
 
 
The Champagne of Cinema
 
For nearly a century, Moët & Chandon has celebrated the glamour and the red carpet magic of international cinema. The Maison is a strong and long-time supporter of film awards and ceremonies, such as the Golden Globes, and the International Film Festivals in Venice and San Sebastian to name a few.
 


 
 
Images from the 2014 Awards ceremony are available to download from
 
 
 
For further information on Moët & Chandon, visit  http://moet.com
 
 
For further information on MBIFA, visit  www.bifa.org.uk
  
 
For further information on Moët & Chandon, visit  http://moet.com
   
 
For further information on Raindance, visit  www.raindance.org
 


 
 
Current Rules & Eligibility:
 
 
All films must be submitted for consideration by September 19th 2014. A feature film will be eligible for an Award if: 

 
It is intended for theatrical release, AND has had a public screening to a paying audience either on general release in the UK OR has screened at a British-based film festival between 1st December 2013 and 30th November 2014.
 
Where there is any major studio substantially funding a film, the total budget must not exceed  $20M.  Films  are  not  defined  as  “independent”  strictly  on  the  terms of financing.
 
It has been produced or majority co-produced by a British company OR is in receipt of at least 51% of its budget from a British source or sources OR it qualifies as a British Film under the DCMS guidelines AND includes sufficient creative elements from the UK
 
A feature film must be no less than 70 minutes in length.
 
Films that have been entered previously are not eligible. Re-issues of previously released films are not eligible.
 
Best  British Feature Documentary. In 2003 the British Independent Film  Awards introduced  this  new  award. Eligible  films  must  be  non-fiction.  They  should  be photographed in actual occurrence, or employ partial re-enactment, stock footage, stills, animation, stop-motion or other techniques, as long as the emphasis is on fact and not on fiction. (Further eligibility criteria as with other feature films above).
 
Best International Independent Film. BIFA also consider foreign independent films. Foreign films must have a British theatrical release during the eligibility period stated above
 
The Douglas Hickox Award is to be given a British director for their debut feature film. The estate of Douglas Hickox shall present a cheque for £500 to the winner.
 
British Short Film Award submissions: Any British short film that has been accepted as  part  of  the Official  Selection  at  one  of  BIFAs  recognised film  festivals  [See bifa.org.uk] OR has won an award during the eligibility period. Any variations are at the sole discretion of BIFA. A short film must be no longer than 40 minutes (including credits).
 
All eligible films submitted for consideration will be viewed by the BIFA Pre-Selection Committee.  Members vote by secret ballot firstly to draw up a long list then again to determine the nominations. All nominated films are then viewed by an independent Jury appointed each year. The winners are announced during the evening of the Awards Ceremony.  [See Voting Policy]
 
The Special Jury Prize will be decided entirely at the Jury’s discretion.
 
The Variety Award recognises an actor, director, writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK
 
The Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Film by an Actor (male/female) to be decided by the Advisory Committee with the input of the Harris family. 

 
Under exceptional circumstances, inclusion and consideration of films which do not strictly comply with the above criteria will be subject to the discretion of the British Independent Film Awards Advisory Committee.
 
 
All decisions made by BIFA and its members are final and no correspondence will be entered into as to why particular entries were or were not nominated.
 
 
 
For further information on MBIFA, visit  www.bifa.org.uk
WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE 17TH MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

Deja un comentario

Este sitio usa Akismet para reducir el spam. Aprende cómo se procesan los datos de tus comentarios.

A %d blogueros les gusta esto: