From Benedict Cumberbatch to Brad Pitt, the 58th BFI London Film Festival was a star-studded affair. At its high profile awards ceremony at The Banqueting House, Whitehall, the festivals winners were announced…
OFFICIAL COMPETITION WINNER – BEST FILM: LEVIATHAN – Andrey Zvyagintsev.
The jury also commended Celine Sciamma’s GIRLHOOD about a young woman’s search for identity in the underprivileged suburbs of Paris.
FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION WINNER – THE SUTHERLAND AWARD: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy for THE TRIBE
The jury also commended Naja Abu Nowar’s THEEB about orphaned brothers on a treacherous journey across the desert in the far reaches of the Ottoman Empire on the eve of the Arab revolt.
The Tribe trailer:
DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION WINNER – THE GRIERSON AWARD: SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELF-PORTRAIT – Ossama Mohammed & Wiam Simav Bedirxan.
Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait trailer:
BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed (actor in) CATCH ME DADDY
Catch Me Daddy trailer:
BFI FELLOWSHIP: Stephen Frears
The 73-year-old director of The Queen and Philomena, was presented with his award by Ben Miller, and joked that the accolade made him feel “geriatric” and said of his career: “It’s not over yet.”