The 2020 BFI London Movie Competition has unveiled its digital viewers award winners, with Thomas Vinterberg’s Mads Mikkelsen-starring Danish comedy One other Spherical scooping Greatest Movie.
The awards changed the everyday jury-voted prizes, which didn’t occur this yr as a result of pandemic forcing nearly all of the fest on-line.
Additionally awarded tonight was the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary, with Wildfire filmmaker Cathy Brady receiving the £50,000 grant, which matches to a primary or second time UK filmmaker presenting work within the fest.
Additional prizes have been handed out to Benjamin Ree’s The Painter And The Thief, which took Greatest Documentary, Tommy Gillard’s Shuttlecock, which gained Greatest Quick Movie, and Anna West and David Callanan’s To Miss The Ending, which took Greatest XR/Immersive Artwork.
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“I’m deeply honoured to obtain the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary. In a yr that has been so turbulent for thus many, it appears like a protected harbour and for a primary function filmmaker, the prospect to recalibrate, dream and immerse myself within the subsequent mission is such an unimaginable present,” commented Brady.
“Thanks to the viewers on the London Movie Competition for bringing this award to us. We’re very proud to obtain this from a British viewers; it’s an important honour. We’re so unhappy that we are able to’t be there,” mentioned Vinterberg on right now’s win.
One other Spherical was chosen for this yr’s Cannes Label (which was awarded in lieu of the French fest’s cancelled bodily version) and screened at each Toronto and San Sebastian. The movie is making headlines in its native Denmark after clocking 800,000 admissions, a three-year report for an area title, regardless of the pandemic’s influence on cinemas. Samuel Goldwyn Movies has U.S. rights to the pic.
“There was by no means a second on this totally loopy yr once we thought-about not delivering a BFI London Movie Competition,” mentioned LFF Director Tricia Tuttle. “We all know LFF means an excessive amount of to each filmmakers and audiences. So how becoming, then, that we put audiences in command of the Awards this yr with our first Digital LFF Viewers Awards. And dammit, don’t our audiences have nice style.”