Published on: 11 December 2012 in Industry

Berberian Sound Studio, Broken the big winners at the BIFAs

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Rufus Norris’ directorial debut Broken took home the Best Picture prize at this year’s British Independent Film Awards, with Peter Strickland winning Best Director for Berberian Sound Studio.

Broken beat Strickland’s film to the coveted Best British Independent Film award, and also saw off competition from The Imposter, directed by Bart Layton, John Madden’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Ben Wheatley’s film Sightseers.

In the Best Director category however it was Strickland who triumphed over Norris, with the director also beating fellow Brits Wheatley, Madden and Layton in the process.

Layton was not to go home empty-handed though, as he emerged victorious in the Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director category, this time beating Norris, and fellow nominees Ben Drew (iLL Manors), Rowan Athale (Wasteland) and Sally El Hosaini (My Brother The Devil).

Layton’s The Imposter was also successful in the Best Documentary category, pipping Carol Morley’s Dreams Of A Life, Julien Temple’s London: The Modern Babylon, Kevin Macdonald’s Marley and Laurent Bouzereau's Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir to the trophy.

Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s BIFAs. For a full list, click here:

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