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British Independent Film Festival unveils winners

Maurice Sweeney’s Saving the Titanic and Stefan Georgiou’s Dead Cat [pictured] both scoop three awards.

Scroll down for full list of winners

The Film Festival Guild has announced the winners of this year’s British Independent Film Festival, held at the Empire cinema on London’s Leicester Square from May 3-4.

Maurice Sweeney’s Saving the Titanic and Stefan Georgiou’s Dead Cat both scooped a hat trick.

Saving the Titanic won best feature film, best director for Sweeney and best supporting actor for Ciaran McMenamin, while Dead Cat took home the British Lion award, best actress for Sophia Dawnay and best music.

Mark Jackson & Simon Kassianides’ Geezas won best actor for Mark Jackson and best supporting actress for Myia Ingoldsby.

Four features and 12 short films screened over the weekend, with showings of the selected films still taking place across the country throughout May. Full details on screenings are available here.

Full list of winners:

  • Best Director - Maurice Sweeney for Saving the Titanic
  • Best Actor - Mark Jackson for Geezas
  • Best Actress - Sophia Dawnay for Dead Cat
  • Best Supporting Actor - Ciaran McMenamin for Saving the Titanic
  • Best Supporting Actress - Myia Ingoldsby for Geezas
  • Best Music - Dead Cat
  • Best Cinematography - Driftwood
  • Best Short Film - Indoor
  • Best Feature Film - Saving the Titanic
  • Best Un-Produced Screenplay - Him Upstairs by Sonya Quayle & Neil Mooney
  • British Lion Award - Dead Cat

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