Newcomers caused a fewsurprises at the ninth
No single film swept the tophonours -- Shane Meadows' This Is Englandwon Best British Independent Film, while Kevin Macdonald won Best Director for The Last King Of
Best SupportingActor/Actress went to Leslie Phillips for Roger Michell's Venus. Most Promising Newcomer went to young first-time actorThomas Turgoose, who leads the cast of ThisIs England. For a newcomer behind the camera, Kidulthood's Menhaj Huda won the the Douglas Hickox Award for BestDebut Director.
Best Foreign Independent Filmwas Michael Haneke's Hidden (Cache).
The Queenhad led BIFA nominations with seven mentions, but walked away with only thescreenplay prize for writer Peter Morgan.
This year's BIFA jury, whichis chaired by Sandy Lieberson, consists of Reuben Barnes, Martin Childs, Anne VCoates, Alan Cumming, Leo Davis, Anna Friel, Jason Isaacs, Mick Jones, DamianLewis, Helen McCrory, Damien O'Donnell, Kelly Reilly, Martin Sherman and ColinSalmon.
They gave a special juryprize to Ken Loach, whose
The full list of winners:
Best British IndependentFilm
Kevin Macdonald - The Last King Of
Tony Curran -
Kate Dickie -
Best Supporting Actor/Actress
Leslie Phillips - Venus
Most Promising Newcomer (OnScreen)
Thomas Turgoose - This Is
Peter Morgan - The Queen
Best Foreign IndependentFilm
The Douglas Hickox Award (BestDebut Director)
Menhaj Huda - Kidulthood
Best British Documentary
The Road To
Best Technical Achievement
Anthony Dod Mantle - Cinematography - The Last King Of
Best Achievement In Production
Best British Short
The Raindance Award
The Ballad Of AJ Weberman
Best 15-Second Short
What's The Point'
The Richard Harris Award(Outstanding Contribution To British Film By An Actor)
The Special Jury Prize