BIFA Award for Best British Independent Film

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 winner is God's Own Country.

British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film
Awarded forBest Film
LocationUnited Kingdom
Currently held byGod's Own Country (2017)

Winners and nomineesEdit


Year Film Director
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
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
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
Sexy Beast Jonathan Glazer
Bread and Roses Ken Loach
Jump Tomorrow Joel Hopkins
South West 9 Richard Parry
The Warrior Asif Kapadia
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
Dirty Pretty Things Stephen Frears
28 Days Later Danny Boyle
Buffalo Soldiers Gregor Jordan
The Magdalene Sisters Peter Mullan
Young Adam David Mackenzie
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
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
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
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
Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle
Hunger Steve McQueen
In Bruges Martin McDonagh
Man on Wire James Marsh
Somers Town Shane Meadows
Moon Duncan Jones
An Education Lone Scherfig
Fish Tank Andrea Arnold
In the Loop Armando Iannucci
Nowhere Boy Sam Taylor-Wood


Year Film Director
The King's Speech Tom Hooper
Four Lions Chris Morris
Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn
Monsters Gareth Edwards
Never Let Me Go Mark Romanek
Tyrannosaur Paddy Considine
Senna Asif Kapadia
Shame Steve McQueen
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tomas Alfredson
We Need To Talk About Kevin Lynne Ramsay
Broken Rufus Norris
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel John Madden
The Imposter Bart Layton
Sightseers Ben Wheatley
Berberian Sound Studio Peter Strickland
Metro Manila Sean Ellis
Philomena Stephen Frears
The Selfish Giant Clio Barnard
Starred Up David Mackenzie
Le Week-End Roger Michell
Pride Matthew Warchus
71 Yann Demange
Calvary John Michael McDonagh
Mr. Turner Mike Leigh
The Imitation Game Morten Tyldum
Ex Machina Alex Garland
Amy Asif Kapadia
45 Years Andrew Haigh
The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos
Macbeth Justin Kurzel
American Honey Andrea Arnold
Couple in a Hole Tom Geens
I, Daniel Blake Ken Loach
Notes on Blindness James Spinney and Peter Middleton
Under the Shadow Babak Anvari
God's Own Country Francis Lee
The Death of Stalin Armando Iannucci
I Am Not a Witch Rungano Nyoni
Lady Macbeth William Oldroyd
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh
The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos
American Animals Bart Layton
Beast Michael Pearce
Disobedience Sebastián Lelio
You Were Never Really Here Lynne Ramsay
Bait Mark Jenkin
For Sama Waad Al-Khateab and Edward Watts
The Personal History of David Copperfield Armando Iannucci
The Souvenir Joanna Hogg
Wild Rose Tom Harper


  1. ^ The British Independent Film Awards Retrieved 28 February 2011