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The London Film Festival
09 October, 2013 - 20 October, 2013
British Film Institute, South Bank, London
This annual film fest takes place at the British Film Institute (BFI) on London's South Bank, and at a selection of cinemas across the capital.
The Festival attracts Hollywood celebrities, as well as independent film-makers from around the globe. It offers a rich cross-section of cinematic output, from star-studded premieres of Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, foreign language submissions, animations and documentaries.
You will be able to see the work of world-class directors, as well as spotting the rising young stars. If you're interested in the history of film you will be able to see newly restored classics.
There's also a varied programme of talks, on-stage interviews, workshops and masterclasses - offering a range of choice for the most dedicated film buffs.
In 2011 the best film award went to Rust & Bone, directed by Jacques Audiard.
The long-standing Sutherland Award, presented to the director of the most original and imaginative feature debut in the Festival, went to Argentinian director Benh Zeitlin for his film Beasts of the Southern Wild. The Grierson Award for the Best Documentary went to Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, directed by Alex Gibney. BFI Fellowhips were awarded to Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter.
Highlights of 2012 included a screening of Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner, starring Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour and the British black comedy Sightseers. In the official competition here's Pablo Larraín's No and Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths. The First Feature Competition includes Benh Zeitlin's Cannes Camera d'Or winner Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Sally El Hosaini's My Brother the Devil. And there's so much more to come in 2013….