After leading the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nominations earlier this month, Aftersun has already started picking up wins as the craft awards were announced ahead of the main show on December 4.
The debut feature from Charlotte Wells, which premiered at Cannes and swept through the fall festivals to end up the best-reviewed film of the year, won in three categories: Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Music Supervision (in no small part due to that “Under Pressure” needle drop). The film, inspired by Wells’s growing up years, follows a young girl (Frankie Corio) and her father (Paul Mescal) in the 90s on a holiday to Turkey where burgeoning sexuality and depression hold court in their complex relationship.
Blue Jean, the other nomination leader, picked up a win for its casting while Jenny Beavan won for her costumes in the 1950s fashion story Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Best Original Music went to The Wonder and Living took home the production design honors.
Here is the full list of 2022 BIFA craft winners.
Best Casting: Shaheen Baig, Blue Jean
Best Cinematography: Gregory Oke, Aftersun
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
Best Editing: Blair McClendon, Aftersun
Best Effects: Dadiv Simpson, Men
Best Make-Up & Hair Design: Eugene Souleiman and Scarlett O’Connell, Medusa Deluxe
Best Original Music: Matthew Herbert, The Wonder
Best Music Supervision: Lucy Bright, Aftersun
Best Production Design: Helen Scott, Living
Best Sound: Tim Harrison, Raoul Brand, and Cassandra Rutledge, Flux Gourmet