Film - BIFA Craft Awards


The winners of the nine British Independent Film Awards craft award categories were announced yesterday...

The Death Of Stalin was the majority winner, taking three of the awards: Best Casting, Best Production Design and Best Make-up & Hair Design. Two films picked up two awards apiece with Best Editing and Best Music going to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri while Lady Macbeth picked up Best Costume Design and Best Cinematography. Best Sound went to God's Own Country and The Ritual picked up the award for Best Special & Visual Effects.

This is the first time the British Independent Film Awards have created new award categories dedicated exclusively to craft and technical disciplines in British film-making. When the new categories were announced back in May, a BIFA spokesperson said "With nine new craft categories, we believe that we are much better-placed to recognize the wealth of exceptional British talent behind the camera, and many more craftspeople will benefit from the boost that a BIFA nomination or win can give to their career."

The rest of the BIFA Awards will be presented on 10th December.


The full list of nominees in the BIFA 2017 Craft categories (winners in * BOLD) were:

Best Casting

SHAHEEN BAIG Lady Macbeth
SHAHEEN BAIG, LAYLA MERRICK-WOLF God’s Own Country
* SARAH CROWE The Death of Stalin
SARAH HALLEY FINN Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
DEBBIE McWILLIAMS Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Best Cinematography sponsored by Blackmagic Design

BEN DAVIS Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
DAVID GALLEGO I Am Not a Witch
TAT RADCLIFFE Jawbone
THOMAS RIEDELSHEIMER Leaning Into the Wind
* ARI WEGNER Lady Macbeth

Best Costume Design

DINAH COLLIN My Cousin Rachel
SUZIE HARMAN The Death of Stalin
SANDY POWELL How to Talk to Girls at Parties
HOLLY REBECCA I Am Not a Witch
* HOLLY WADDINGTON Lady Macbeth

Best Editing

JOHNNY BURKE Williams
DAVID CHARAP Jawbone
* JON GREGORY Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
PETER LAMBERT The Death of Stalin
JOE MARTIN Us and Them

Best Effects

* NICK ALLDER, BEN WHITE The Ritual
LUKE DODD Journeyman
RONALD GRAUER, BERNARD NEWTON The Death of Stalin
DAN MARTIN Double Date
CHRIS REYNOLDS Their Finest

Best Make Up & Hair Design

JULENE PATON I Am Not a Witch
JAN SEWELL, MARK COULIER Breathe
NADIA STACEY Journeyman
* NICOLE STAFFORD The Death of Stalin
SIAN WILSON Lady Macbeth

Best Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group

* CARTER BURWELL Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
FRED FRITH Leaning into the Wind
MATT KELLY I Am Not a Witch
PAUL WELLER Jawbone
CHRISTOPHER WILLIS The Death of Stalin

Best Production Design

JACQUELINE ABRAHAMS Lady Macbeth
* CRISTINA CASALI The Death of Stalin
JAMES MERIFIELD Final Portrait
NATHAN PARKER I Am Not a Witch
EVE STEWART Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Best Sound

* ANNA BERTMARK God’s Own Country
MAIKEN HANSEN I Am Not a Witch
ANDY SHELLEY, STEVE GRIFFITHS Jawbone
JOAKIM SUNDSTRÖM Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
IAN WILSON, BECKI PONTING Breathe

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