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Sweet success for American Honey

Press Association logoPress Association 5/12/2016 Laura Harding

Coming-of-age drama American Honey is the big winner at the British Independent Film Awards.

The movie, which stars Shia LaBeouf and Sasha Lane, was named best British independent film, while Lane won the best actress award, film-maker Andrea Arnold took the best director award and Robbie Ryan's cinematography was rewarded with the outstanding achievement in craft honour.

Ken Loach's film I, Daniel Blake, the winner of the prestigious Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film festival, was also celebrated at the ceremony, with star Dave Johns named best actor and his co-star Hayley Squires named most promising newcomer.

Moonlight, an American film about a young black man growing up in Miami, won best international independent film, the only category open to non-UK film.

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