This weekend, at a special ceremony at the Old Billingsgate in London, the winners of the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) were announced, and Disney’s Searchlight Pictures’ picked up a number of awards, with “All Of Us Strangers” sweeping the show with seven awards.

Best British Independent Film went to Andrew Haigh’s “All of Us Strangers”, a beautifully unsettling tale of a writer revisiting his past, starring Andrew Scott. Haigh, who was previously BIFA nominated for 2015’s “45 Years” and 2018’s “Lean on Pete”, also came away with the coveted awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. There were two winners announced for Best Supporting Performance from a field of ten nominees, and Paul Mescal took one of those trophies for his role in the film.

“All of Us Strangers” won four awards on the night, adding to its three craft awards, announced in November: Best Cinematography for Jamie D. Ramsay, Best Editing for Jonathan Alberts and Best Music Supervision for Connie Farr, her second BIFA, following her win for Clio Barnard’s “Ali & Ava” in 2021.

While the Searchlight Pictures’ film “Rye Lane” also picked up the 2023 Breakthrough Performance award for Vivian Oparah. The film also picked up the award for Best Original.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best British Independent Film

All of Us Strangers

Best Director

Andrew Haigh (All of Us Strangers)

Best International Independent Film

Anatomy Of A Fall

Best British Short Film

Festival of Slaps

The Raindance Maverick Award

If the Streets Were on Fire

Best Debut Director – Feature Documentary

Chloe Abrahams (The Taste of Mango)

Breakthrough Producer

Theo Barrowclough (Scrapper)

Best Debut Screenwriter

Nida Manzoor (Polite Society)

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)

Savanah Leaf (Earth Mama)

Best Feature Documentary

If the Streets Were on Fire

Breakthrough Performance

Vivian Oparah (Rye Lane)

Best Supporting Performance

Paul Mescal (All of Us Strangers)

Shaun Thomas (How to Have Sex)

Best Screenplay

Andrew Haigh (All of Us Strangers)

Best Lead Performance

Mia McKenna-Bruce (How to Have Sex)

Best Joint Lead Performance

Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and George MacKay (Femme)

Special Jury Prize

We Are Parable

“Rye Lane” is available to stream on Disney+ now and “All Of Us Strangers” will be coming to cinemas in the UK on January 26th 2024, before coming to Disney+ later in the year.

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