Tyrannosaur Rules At 2011 BIFA Awards

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Tyrannosaur was the big winner at the 14th Moët British Independent Film Awards, held at Old Billingsgate this weekend. The film won three Awards for Best British Independent Film, Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and Best Debut Director (Paddy Considine).  

Other headlines included two awards for the film Weekend and a best director gong for Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin). Michael Fassbender won Best Actor for Shame.

BIFA Joint Directors Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson commented: “This year’s nominees embodied a diverse range of genres and those walking away with awards tonight are representative of the high quality of outstanding talent we have in this country.”

Elliot Grove, Founder Raindance Film Festival and BIFA added: “As always the Awards have been an awesome celebration of the best British independent filmmaking. This year demonstrates that the international spotlight is on Britain for quality, innovation and creativity.”

In other BIFA news, Ralph Fiennes was awarded the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film, and Kenneth Branagh the Variety Award. The Special Jury Prize went to Graham Easton.

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