According to the detail, Sameena got the award over her performance in the film, Catch Me Daddy.
58th BFI London Film Festival has announced 2014 awards in different categories.
Russian drama Leviathan wins big at the LFF festival awards, netting the prize for best film. The Tribe takes First Feature award, while Silvered Water is named best documentary.
The Best British Newcomer Award is presented to the most promising writer, actor, producer or director with no previous track record in feature films or television. Jury president Finola Dwyer, the Oscar® and BAFTA-nominated film producer, announced the result.
Finola Dwyer said:
We were unanimous in our decision to award actress Sameena Jabeen Ahmed the Best British Newcomer Award for her breakout performance in Catch Me Daddy. Sameena’s performance was very assured, confident and fearless. In the lead role of Laila, Sameena’s range of emotion was breathtaking; she was the heartbeat of the film.
Dwyers’ fellow jurors comprised the celebrated writer and novelist Monica Ali, the BAFTA-winning actor and writer James Corden, BAFTA-nominated director, actor and writer Dexter Fletcher, and the BAFTA-winning screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh.