No single film swept the top honours -- Shane Meadows' This Is England won Best British Independent Film, while Kevin Macdonald won Best Director for The Last King Of
Best Supporting Actor/Actress went to Leslie Phillips for Roger Michell's Venus. Most Promising Newcomer went to young first-time actor Thomas Turgoose, who leads the cast of This Is England. For a newcomer behind the camera, Kidulthood's Menhaj Huda won the the Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director.
Best Foreign Independent Film was Michael Haneke's Hidden (Cache).
The Queen had led BIFA nominations with seven mentions, but walked away with only the screenplay prize for writer Peter Morgan.
This year's BIFA jury, which is chaired by Sandy Lieberson, consists of Reuben Barnes, Martin Childs, Anne V Coates, Alan Cumming, Leo Davis, Anna Friel, Jason Isaacs, Mick Jones, Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, Damien O'Donnell, Kelly Reilly, Martin Sherman and Colin Salmon.
They gave a special jury prize to Ken Loach, whose
The full list of winners:
Best British Independent Film
Kevin Macdonald - The Last King Of
Tony Curran -
Kate Dickie -
Best Supporting Actor/Actress
Leslie Phillips - Venus
Most Promising Newcomer (On Screen)
Thomas Turgoose - This Is
Peter Morgan - The Queen
Best Foreign Independent Film
The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut 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