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Festival awards

The BFI London Film Award winners will receive the Star of London on the evening of 18 October at the awards ceremony at Banqueting House, when the Festival announces the Best British Newcomer, presents the Best Film award, the Sutherland Award and the Grierson Award.

Official Competition

The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking.
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First Feature Competition

The Sutherland Award recognises the most original and imaginative directorial debut.
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Documentary Competition

The Grierson Award recognises films with integrity, originality and social or cultural significance.
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Best British Newcomer

Fresh to the big screen, this award recognises promising new acting, writing, directing or producing talent with little or no track record in feature films or television.

Shortlist for this year’s Best British Newcomer category

Guy Myhill, Writer/Director, The Goob
Florence Pugh, Supporting Actor, The Falling
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed, Actor, Catch Me Daddy
Rebecca Johnson, Writer/Director, Honeytrap
Taron Egerton, Actor, Testament of Youth
Daniel Wolfe and Matthew Wolfe, Writers/Directors, Catch Me Daddy
Alex Lawther, Supporting Actor, The Imitation Game

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