The British Independent Film Awards are the holy grail of any self-respecting cinema fan or movie buff – celebrating the achievements of independent British film making for the last 12 years. And of course, this year was no different!

We went behind the scenes at this year’s BIFA to meet the award winners including Sir Michael Caine and Anne Marie-Duff, as well as inside the ceremony to watch the acceptance speeches from the likes of Daniel Day Lewis and even the after party, where we caught up guests including Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint.

Hosted by James Nesbitt, the event was crammed full with British cinema’s most established stars and most promising newcomers, proving to the world and beyond that British film is coming out fighting against the recession.