The awards changed the standard jury-voted prizes, which didn’t occur this 12 months because of the pandemic forcing nearly all of the fest on-line.
Additionally awarded tonight was the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary, with Wildfire filmmaker Cathy Brady receiving the £50,000 grant, which matches to a primary or second time UK filmmaker presenting work within the fest.
Additional prizes have been handed out to Benjamin Ree’s The Painter And The Thief, which took Finest Documentary, Tommy Gillard’s Shuttlecock, which received Finest Quick Movie, and Anna West and David Callanan’s To Miss The Ending, which took Finest XR/Immersive Artwork.
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“I’m deeply honoured to obtain the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary. In a 12 months that has been so turbulent for thus many, it appears like a protected harbour and for a primary characteristic filmmaker, the prospect to recalibrate, dream and immerse myself within the subsequent venture is such an unbelievable reward,” commented Brady.
“Thanks to the viewers on the London Movie Competition for bringing this award to us. We’re very proud to obtain this from a British viewers; it’s a terrific honour. We’re so unhappy that we will’t be there,” mentioned Vinterberg on right this moment’s win.
One other Spherical was chosen for this 12 months’s Cannes Label (which was awarded in lieu of the French fest’s cancelled bodily version) and screened at each Toronto and San Sebastian. The movie is making headlines in its native Denmark after clocking 800,000 admissions, a three-year document for an area title, regardless of the pandemic’s impression on cinemas. Samuel Goldwyn Movies has U.S. rights to the pic.
“There was by no means a second on this totally loopy 12 months once we thought-about not delivering a BFI London Movie Competition,” mentioned LFF Director Tricia Tuttle. “We all know LFF means an excessive amount of to each filmmakers and audiences. So how becoming, then, that we put audiences in command of the Awards this 12 months with our first Digital LFF Viewers Awards. And dammit, don’t our audiences have nice style.”