A good night for Irish talent at the Moët British Independent Film Awards this weekend was topped off with the award for Best International Independent Film being awarded to Lenny Abrahamson’s Room,
based on Emma Donoghue’s novel. Starring Brie Larson and Jacob Trembley, Room
was produced by Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe. Room
is in cinemas 15th January 2016
Stephen Fingleton won the Douglas Hickox award for best debut director for his work on the post-apocalyptic movie The Survivalist, in cinemas 12th February 2016
Saoirse Ronan was named Best Actress for her role in John Crowley’s Brooklyn. Adapted by Nick Hornby from the book by Colm Toibín, Brooklyn was co-produced by Parallel Films’ Alan Moloney.
Brendan Gleeson was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in Suffragette.
The Lobster, produced by Ed Guiney and Lee Magiday for Element Pictures was recognised as Olivia Colman picked up an award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Yorgos Lanthimos’ black comedy. While Ex Machina, starring Domhnall Gleeson, received the honour of Best British Independent Film, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay for Alex Garland.
Now in its 18th year, the Moët British Independent Film Awards highlight and reward the best, most innovative and creative independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the UK.
THE BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2015
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Tom Hardy, Legend
DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
Stephen Fingleton, The Survivalist
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Paul Katis & Andrew De Lotbiniere, Kajaki: The True Story
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance, Judith Dawson, Louise Osmond
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Olivia Colman, The Lobster
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Brendan Gleeson, Suffragette
THE DISCOVERY AWARD
Orion: THe Man Who Would Be King, Jeanie Finlay
BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
Room, Ed Guiney, David Gross, Emma Donoghue, Lenny Abrahamson
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CRAFT
Andrew Whitehurst, Visual Effects, Ex Machina
BEST BRITISH SHORT FILM
Edmond, Emilie Jouffroy, Nina Gantz
- April 15, 2013 ‘What Richard Did’ wins Best Film at the 32nd Istanbul International Film Festival
- January 29, 2013 Irish Short Wins Best Comedy award at 2012 Vacaville International Film Festival
- January 18, 2016 Saoirse Ronan wins British/Irish actress of the year @ London Critics’ Circle
- January 22, 2013 Actors Killian Scott and Kelly Campbell launch programme for the 2013 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
- January 23, 2013 Irish Folk Furniture, directed by Tony Donoghue, wins prize for Best Animation at Sundance Film Festival.
- February 2, 2015 Jack Reynor Awarded Special Jury Prize at Sundance
- September 22, 2015 ‘Room’ Wins People’s Choice Award at Toronto
- January 25, 2013 JDIFF 2013: Special Event – Brainbelt Illustration Collective team up with Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
- May 25, 2015 ‘The Lobster’ Wins at Cannes
- January 24, 2013 ‘Henry Hugglemonster’ shortlisted for International Emmy