"Pride," a drama set in 1984 about gay and lesbian activists raising funds for striking British miners, was named best film of the year Sunday night at the Moet British Independent Film Awards in London.
Andrew Scott and
Gugu Mbatha-Raw won the BIFA for best actress as a mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral in 18th century England in "Belle," and
Directing honors went to Yann Demange for the historical drama "'71."
Richard Linklater's coming-of-age drama "Boyhood" won for best international independent film.
Screenplay: Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, "Frank"
Documentary: "Next Goal Wins"
Achievement in production: "The Goob"
Special jury prize: John Boorman
Douglas Hickox Award for debut feature: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard for "20,000 Days on Earth"
Technical achievement: Stephen Rennicks' music for "Frank"
British short: "The Karman Line"
Most promising newcomer: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed for "Catch Me Daddy"
Raindance Award: "Luna"