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 feature-length documentaries with integrity, originality and social or cultural significance.

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Short Film Competition

The Short Film Award recognises short-form works with a unique cinematic voice and a confident handling of chosen theme and content.

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Immersive Art and XR Competition

The Best Immersive Art and XR Award recognises the most innovative work from artists and creators who are boldly exploring the intersection of art, film and extended reality to fully immerse audiences in the moment.

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Filmmaker Bursary Award

The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI will be presented at the ceremony. The Bursary is designed to support the future careers of exceptional new UK film talent with a strong focus on representation and inclusion.

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