BIFA Award for Best British Independent Film

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The British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film is an annual award given to the best British independent film.[1] The award was introduced in the 1998 ceremony, and the current award winner is The King's Speech.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]


Year Film Director
1998 My Name is Joe Ken Loach
Elizabeth Shekhar Kapur
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Guy Ritchie
Nil by Mouth Gary Oldman
Twenty Four Seven Shane Meadows
1999 Wonderland Michael Winterbottom
Gods and Monsters Bill Condon
Hilary and Jackie Anand Tucker
A Room for Romeo Brass Shane Meadows
The War Zone Tim Roth


Year Film Director
2000 Billy Elliot Stephen Daldry
One Day in September Kevin Macdonald
Saving Grace Nigel Cole
The House of Mirth Terence Davies
The Last Resort Paweł Pawlikowski
2001 Sexy Beast Jonathan Glazer
Bread and Roses Ken Loach
Jump Tomorrow Joel Hopkins
South West 9 Richard Parry
The Warrior Asif Kapadia
2002 Sweet Sixteen Ken Loach
Bend It Like Beckham Gurinder Chadha
Bloody Sunday Paul Greengrass
Morvern Callar Lynne Ramsay
Lawless Heart Tom Hunsinger and Neil Hunter
2003 Dirty Pretty Things Stephen Frears
28 Days Later Danny Boyle
Buffalo Soldiers Gregor Jordan
The Magdalene Sisters Peter Mullan
Young Adam David Mackenzie
2004 Vera Drake Mike Leigh
Dead Man's Shoes Shane Meadows
My Summer of Love Paweł Pawlikowski
Shaun of the Dead Edgar Wright
Touching the Void Kevin Macdonald
2005 The Constant Gardener Fernando Meirelles
A Cock and Bull Story Michael Winterbottom
Mrs Henderson Presents Stephen Frears
The Descent Neil Marshall
The Libertine Laurence Dunmore
2006 This Is England Shane Meadows
Red Road Andrea Arnold
The Last King of Scotland Kevin Macdonald
The Queen Stephen Frears
The Wind That Shakes the Barley Ken Loach
2007 Control Anton Corbijn
And When Did You Last See Your Father? Anand Tucker
Eastern Promises David Cronenberg
Hallam Foe David Mackenzie
Notes on a Scandal Richard Eyre
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle
Hunger Steve McQueen
In Bruges Martin McDonagh
Man on Wire James Marsh
Somers Town Shane Meadows
2009 Moon Duncan Jones
An Education Lone Scherfig
Fish Tank Andrea Arnold
In the Loop Armando Iannucci
Nowhere Boy Sam Taylor-Wood


Year Film Director
2010 The King's Speech Tom Hooper
Four Lions Chris Morris
Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn
Monsters Gareth Edwards
Never Let Me Go Mark Romanek
2011 Tyrannosaur Paddy Considine
Senna Asif Kapadia
Shame Steve McQueen
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tomas Alfredson
We Need To Talk About Kevin Lynne Ramsay
2012 Broken Rufus Norris
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel John Madden
The Imposter Bart Layton
Sightseers Ben Wheatley
Berberian Sound Studio Peter Strickland