Winners of the 10th annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced on Wednesday November 28, 2007. Newcomer director Anton Corbijn’s Control won big with the now decade-old BIFAs. Control won Best British Independent Film and Corbijn won both Best Director and The Douglas Hickox Award, given to the year’s best debut director. Toby Kebbell won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Control and Sam Riley, Control’s lead actor, won for Most Promising Newcomer.

BIFA also acknowledged a wide scope of other deserving projects, as BIFA co-directors Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson say, to “celebrate the increasingly diverse range of talent out there.” Such diversity ranged from psychodrama Notes on a Scandal, which won both for Best Screenplay (Patrick Marber) and Best Actress (Judi Dench), to historical drama The Lives of Others (Best Foreign Independent Feature) to sci-fi disaster film Sunshine (Best Technical Acheivement—Mark Tildesley, Production Design).

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