As a one-off for the 2020 BFI London Film Festival, we want audiences to take the place of the festival’s official jury. Viewers attending Virtual LFF will be invited to vote on Audience Awards in four categories:

Best Film
Best Documentary
Best Short Film
Best XR / Immersive Art

During the awards, we will also be announcing the winner of The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI. Now in its fifth year, The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI benefits an outstanding first or second time British writer, director, or writer/director. The recipient of the award will receive £50,000, which is the most significant of its kind in the UK film industry and awarded annually.

The winners will be announced in a live online ceremony on Sunday 18 October.

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