London Film Fest bows new awards

Nine films to compete for best film prize

LONDON — The 53rd Times BFI London Film Festival has announced that it will present two new kudos, for best film and best British newcomer.

The awards will be presented Oct. 28 at a ceremony to be held at London’s Inner Temple. Fest winners will receive the Star of London award, which has been designed by Almuth Tebbenhoff.

The jury for the best film award will be thesp Anjelica Houston, helmer-scripter John Akomfrah, singer Jarvis Cocker, thesp-helmer Mathieu Kassovitz, thesp Charlotte Rampling and director Iain Softley.

The short-listed pics for best film are “Balibo,” “Bright Star,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Micmacs,” “Nowhere Boy,” “A Prophet,” “The Road,” “A Serious Man” and “The White Ribbon.”

Existing prize, the Sutherland Trophy for the most original first feature, will be judged by a jury that includes helmers Edgar Wright and Paul Greengrass.

Nominated films in this category include “Ajami,” “Bunny and the Bull,” “Lebanon,” “Metropia,” “Cold Souls,” “Eyes Wide Open,” “Samson and Delilah,” “Shirley Adams,” “Wah Do Dem” and “Wolfy.”

The British newcomer award will be judged by Christine Langan, creative director of BBC Films; Tessa Ross, controller of Film4 and drama, Channel 4; and Tanya Seghatchian, head of the UK Film Council’s Development Fund.

The BFI will also be presenting this year’s fellowship, its highest honor, to actor John Hurt and Malian filmmaker Souleymane Cisse.

Fest opens Oct. 14.

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