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12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen to become BFI Fellow

12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen to become BFI Fellow

The BFI is to bestow its highest honour, a Fellowship, on the acclaimed British artist and director, Steve McQueen. McQueen rose to prominence when he won the Turner Prize for modern art in 1999, with a short film that reflected on the work of Buster Keaton. But his subsequent directing career, star...

Mel Brooks honoured by BFI

Mel Brooks honoured by BFI

One of America’s best loved comedians, Mel Brooks, has been honoured by the BFI with a Fellowship. The eighty-eight year old director, producer, actor, writer and stand-up received the BFI’s highest award at an event in London, ahead of his one-man show at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Br...

International politics creeps into LFF Awards

International politics creeps into LFF Awards

At an unusually political set of awards at the 2014 London Film Festival, it’s almost as if the BFI is trying to solve the world’s conflict through film; its main honours have been handed to films from Ukraine, Russia and Syria. Despite the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, film maker...

Al Pacino becomes a BFI Fellow

Al Pacino becomes a BFI Fellow

One of Hollywood’s most respected actors, Al Pacino, has been honoured with a BFI Fellowship. At a ceremony at the Corinthia Hotel in London, Pacino said he was overwhelmed to be given the BFI’s highest accolade. The chairman of the BFI, Greg Dyke, said, Pacino’s extraordinary body...

BFI Fellowship for Sir Christopher Lee

BFI Fellowship for Sir Christopher Lee

The BFI has announced that the veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee will be awarded a Fellowship of the British Film Institute at the awards ceremony towards the end of this year’s London Film Festival. The BFI’s Chief Executive Amanda Nevill said its Fellowship was awarded to those at the ...

BFI honours Burton and Bonham Carter

BFI honours Burton and Bonham Carter

The British Film Institute has used the London Film Festival to bestow Fellowships – its highest honour – on the London-based American director Tim Burton and his long-term partner, the British actress Helena Bonham Carter. Burton, whose new film Frankenweenie opened the 56th London Fil...

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