On Day 3 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival we attended the inaugural filmmakers tea, where we spoke to Derek Cianfrance about his acclaimed film Blue Valentine. In the West End Lucy Walker, the director of Waste Land, told us about her latest documentary, which explores the lives of garbage pickers in Rio through an art project developed by artist Vik Muniz. Blue Valentine also had its UK premiere that evening, with star Michelle Williams in attendance. The third day of the festival closed with the American Airlines Gala, which featured the European premiere of Conviction. With lead actors Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell and Minnie Driver walking the red carpet, the event culminated in an emotional q and a featuring the woman who inspired the film, Betty Anne Waters.