The Personal History of David Copperfield, Armando Iannucci’s retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, has received three from nine awards, British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) craft winners.
The film won for Best Casting, Spotlight for Sarah Crowe, Best Costume Design for Suzie Harman and Robert Worley and Best Production Design for Cristina Casali. This is not the first time Sarah Crowe and Cristina Casali won BIFA awards both winning in 2017 for their last film with Iannucci, The Death of Stalin.
Beats, the story of two Scottish boys who risk everything to attend an illegal rave, won two awards: Best Cinematography for Benjamin Kracun and Best Sound for David Bowtle-McMillan, Joakim Sundström and Robert Farr.
Tom Harper’s Wild Rose, which stars Jessie Buckley as a troubled Glaswegian who dreams of becoming a country music star, picked up Best Music for Jack Arnold.
The Best Make Up & Hair Design award, going to to Jeremy Woodhead for Judy, Rupert Goold’s biopic of legendary performer Judy Garland starring Renee Zellweger.
Chloe Lambourne and Simon McMahon won the award for Best Editing for For Sama, one of the year’s most impactful documentaries, filmed on the front line of the Syrian civil war.
Related: The Personal History of David Copperfield Leading 2019 British Independent Film Awards Nominations
Visual Effects Supervisor Howard Jones was the winner of Best Effects for A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon. Howard won this award last year, also, for Early Man.
BIFA introduced these nine award categories in 2017 to better recognise the wealth of exceptional talent working on British independent films. The nominations and winners have been chosen by BIFA voters over the course of three rounds of viewing, discussion and voting.
As previously announced, Kristin Scott Thomas will receive this year’s Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Actor to British Film. Winners in the remaining categories will be unveiled at the ceremony on Sunday 1 December at Old Billingsgate.