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Moon wins top prize at BIFAs

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Moon wins top prize at BIFAs

Duncan JonesMoon [+see also:
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was adjudged Best British Independent Film at the 12th annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs).

BIFA co-directors Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson said, “No single film dominates the Awards this year, reminding us of the high quality and variety of talent on offer in the UK. And if we can be celebrating so much good work in a year that is said to be difficult, there is a lot to shout about.”

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Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance and the BIFAs said, “The nominees and winners this year prove again the wealth of fresh and diverse filmmaking talent that distinguishes British independent filmmaking.”

UK Film Council CEO John Woodward said, “These awards have underlined both the current strength of British filmmaking talent and the crucial importance of public investment in creative excellence.

“Great British success stories such as Fish Tank [+see also:
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, Moon, In the Loop [+see also:
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and Nowhere Boy [+see also:
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have been entertaining critics and audiences throughout 2009 - and for films produced and developed by the UK Film Council to have scooped six top awards, in addition to the three awards for films we supported in distribution, is not only really well deserved but also a good sign for further recognition of British filmmaking as we enter the awards season in 2010.”

The Winners:

Best British Independent Film - Moon
Best Director - Andrea Arnold, Fish Tank
The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) – Duncan Jones, Moon
Best Screenplay - In the Loop, Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Best Actress - Carey Mulligan, An Education [+see also:
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Best Actor - Tom Hardy, Bronson [+see also:
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Best Supporting Actress - Anne-Marie Duff, Nowhere Boy
Best Supporting Actor - John Henshaw, Looking for Eric [+see also:
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Ken Loach

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Most Promising Newcomer – Katie Jarvis, Fish Tank
Best Achievement in Production - Bunny and the Bull [+see also:
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Raindance Award - Down Terrace
Best Technical achievement - Bright Star [+see also:
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, Cinematography, Greig Fraser
Best Documentary - Mugabe and the White African
Best Documentaty Short - Love You More
Best Foreign Film - Let the Right One In [+see also:
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interview: John Nordling
interview: Tomas Alfredson
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The Richard Harris Award (for Outstanding Contribution to British Film) - Daniel Day-Lewis

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