Tuesday, May 11

BIFA – Best Director

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

2019 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

For Sama Waad Al-Kateab

For Sama

Waad Al-Kateab

2018 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos

The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos

2017 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

I Am Not a Witch Rungano Nyoni

I Am Not a Witch

Rungano Nyoni

2016 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

American Honey Andrea Arnold

American Honey

Andrea Arnold

2015 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Ex Machina Alex Garland

Ex Machina

Alex Garland

2014 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

71 Yann Demange

71

Yann Demange

2013 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Metro Manila Sean Ellis

Metro Manila

Sean Ellis

2012 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Berberian Sound Studio Peter Strickland

Berberian Sound Studio

Peter Strickland

2011 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

We Need to Talk About Kevin Lynne Ramsay

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Lynne Ramsay

2010 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Monsters Gareth Edwards

Monsters

Gareth Edwards

2009 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Fish Tank Andrea Arnold

Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold

2008 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle

Slumdog Millionaire

Danny Boyle

2007 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Control Anton Corbijn

Control

Anton Corbijn

2006 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

The Last King of Scotland Kevin Macdonald

The Last King of Scotland

Kevin Macdonald

2005 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

The Descent Neil Marshall

The Descent

Neil Marshall

2004 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Vera Drake Mike Leigh

Vera Drake

Mike Leigh

2003 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Dirty Pretty Things Stephen Frears

Dirty Pretty Things

Stephen Frears

2002 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Bloody Sunday Paul Greengrass

Bloody Sunday

Paul Greengrass

2001 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Sexy Beast Jonathan Glazer

Sexy Beast

Jonathan Glazer

2000 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Billy Elliot Stephen Daldry

Billy Elliot

Stephen Daldry

1999 British Independent Film Awards – Best Director

Hilary and Jackie Anand Tucker

Hilary and Jackie

Anand Tucker