Emily Morgan & Gloria Huwiler accept the Douglas Hicox Award on behalf of Rungano Nyoni. Photo by Pete Summers/REX/Shutterstock

Five Creative Europe-funded films take home prizes at the BIFAs

MEDIA-supported titles received a combined total of 17 awards at the British Independent FIlm Awards on 10 December 2017.

God’s Own Country by Francis Lee took home awards for Best British Independent Film, Best Actor, Debut Screenplay and Best Sound. The film received support through Creative Europe’s Automatic Distribution scheme for its release in Belgium, Finland and the Netherlands.

Rungano Nyoni’s first feature I Am Not A Witch received funding through HBF+Europe, one of the six international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe. The film was recognised with three awards for Debut Director, Best Director and Breakthrough Producer.

Lady Macbeth by William Oldroyd took home five awards for Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Most Promising Newcomer, Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design. It received Creative Europe support for its release in the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Slovakia and Serbia.

Armando Iannucci’s satire The Death of Stalin took home prizes for Best Supporting Actor, Best Casting, Best Make-Up & Hair Design and Best Production Design. The film received support through Creative Europe’s Automatic Distribution and Sales Agent scheme for its release in France, Hungary, Italy and Portugal.

Sally Potter’s The Party received the Best Supporting Actress award. The film received Creative Europe support for its release in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

Take a look a look at the full list of winners on the British Independent Film Awards website.

Image credit: Emily Morgan and Gloria Huwiler accept the Douglas Hicox Award on behalf of Rungano Nyoni at BIFA 2017. Photo by Pete Summers/REX/Shutterstock.