On Monday the 15th of February, the British Film Institute announced the dates for a very special London Film Festival 2016.
Ran in partnership with American Express, the 60th BFI London Film Festival will take place at a wide range of venues across the English capital from 5th – 16th October 2016.
As well as all the usual festivities, this year’s festival will also see the launch of a substantial new bursary for upcoming British filmmakers in association with the BFI and London Film Festival’s official time partner IWC Schaffhausen. The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmakers Bursary Award is a £50,000 award which will go to an outstanding writer, director, or writer/director, for their first or second feature film that premieres at this year’s London Film Festival.
Filmmakers who identify as being British, and have their first or second film premiering in the Official Selection at the festival will be eligible for the Bursary Award. The judging panel will be made up of various members of the BFI team and IWC Schaffhausen.
Submissions for the BFI London Film Festival are now open, and submissions must be made through the BFI website, with the final deadline for short films 10th June, and feature films 17th June 2016.
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