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- LFF Awards
The Competition programme brings together the most innovative, groundbreaking new films and XR from across the world. Our judges will be deliberating over the course of the festival, and again this year we want you to vote for the Audience Award.
Don’t miss the ceremony on Sunday 17 October on BFI YouTube, when all will be revealed.
The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking.
First Feature Competition
The Sutherland Award recognises the most original and imaginative directorial debut.
The Grierson Award recognises feature-length documentaries with integrity, originality and social or cultural significance.
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.
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.
We invite you to have your say in crowning the winner of the LFF Audience Award. Last year’s recipient of the Audience Award was Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round.
Information on how to cast your vote will be posted here soon.
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.
Join us on Sunday 17 October at 16:00 on BFI YouTube and social media as we reveal the winners – #LFFAwards