After another wonderful BFI London Film Festival, and I think I’ve been lucky to see some superb new films from filmmakers in all genres and styles, check out everything I’ve reviewed far here, so it’s even more excellent news to announce that film critic Rhianna Dhillon will host the BFI London Film Festival’s inaugural Virtual LFF Audience Awards which will see this year’s Festival audience voting across four categories: Best Fiction Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Short Film and Best XR.
Individual awards categories will be announced on the night by actress, director and playwright Zawe Ashton, director and writer Gurinder Chadha, author, actor, producer and comedian David Walliams and founder of XR immersive art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast, Nell Whitley.
The ceremony will take place this Sunday 18 October at 7pm and is available to view on the BFI YouTube and social channels. The deadline for voting is 12:00 [noon] on Saturday 17th October via email (which you would have been sent at time of ticket purchase) for Best Fiction Feature and Best Documentary Feature and online in the Best Short and XR categories.
During the ceremony, the BFI will also announce the winner of The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI which is now in its fifth year – find out more about that here. This years’ nominees are Aleem Khan (After Love), Cathy Brady (Wildfire) and Francis Lee (Ammonite).