Awards for 2012
Rust and Bone: Jacques Audiard
Jacques Audiard has a unique handwriting, made up of music, montage, writing, photography, sound, visual design and acting. He is one of only a very small handful of film-makers in the world who has mastered, and can integrate, every element of the process to one purpose: making, in Rust and Bone, a film full of heart, violence and love.
Best British Newcomer
My Brother the Devil: Sally El Hosaini
(director and screenwriter)
Sally El Hosaini's writing and direction displayed a remarkable maturity. The film transcended its genre with lyricism and tenderness and possessed a wonderful emotional truth.