London BFI Shortlist annunced

Edited by Paul Maximilian Boche reporting from London

The 55th BFI London Film Festival is going to start next week, from the 12th until the 27th October: Posi+tive Magazine will give you updates and informations: check also our facebook and twitter account.

The booking details

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The Shortlist:

The initial shortlist was drawn up by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron and the programming team, and will be judged by the Oscar-nominated director John Madden, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson, the BAFTA-winning writer and director Asif Kapadia, Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning producer Tracey Seaward, writer Andrew O’Hagan and the Turner Prize-nominated YBA and film director Sam Taylor Wood OBE.

This year’s shortlist is:

360, Fernando Meirelles, UK/Austria/France/Brazil

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THE ARTIST, Michel Hazanavicius, France

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THE DEEP BLUE SEA, Terence Davies, UK



FAUST, Aleksandr Sukurov, Russia

(VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 10: Director Aleksandr Sokurov (R) of ‘Faust’ accepts the Golden Lion for Best Film during the Closing Ceremony during the 68th Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema on September 10, 2011 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Jaeger LeCoultre) *** Local Caption *** Aleksandr Sokurov)

THE KID WITH A BIKE, Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium/France/Italy

SHAME, Steve McQueen, UK

TRISHNA, Michael Winterbottom, UK


The award for Best British Newcomer is introducing new and emerging film talent, recognising the achievements of a new writer, producer, director, actor or actress. This year’s jury comprises the BAFTA-nominated actress Anne-Marie Duff, actor Tom Hollander, producer and director of the National Film and Television School Nik Powell, Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning producer Andy Harries, Radio 1 and Channel 4’s Vue Film Show presenter Edith Bowman and Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning producer Stephen Woolley.

Jury chair Andy Harries said “Tomorrow’s UK film business is all about the young and exciting talent that is emerging today. There’s loads of it and the annual London Film Festival remains a brilliant showcase for really great new actors, directors and producers to shine.”

The shortlist for Best British Newcomer is:

Nick Murphy, Director, THE AWAKENING
Tinge Krishnan, Director, JUNKHEARTS
Candese Reid, Actress, JUNKHEARTS
Nirpal Bhogal, Writer/director, SKET
Aimee Kelly, Actress, SKET
Tom Cullen, Actor, WEEKEND
Chris New, Actor, WEEKEND
D.R. Hood, Writer/Director, WRECKERS

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