The British Film Institute has partnered with fashion house Chanel to present new awards to rising stars in cinema, with a focus on underrepresented voices.
The BFI & Chanel Filmmaker Awards will see three prizes worth £20,000 ($24,000) being awarded to emerging UK film creators who they say “reveal the unique, take risks and want to discover new dynamics for their work.” At least one of the awards will be given to a female filmmaker or someone identified as non-binary, while all projects providing eligible applicants must meet the Criterion. Diversity of BFI.
Oversight of the jury will be BFI Fellow, Chanel ambassador and Oscar winner Tilda Swinton, who will select the honorees along with BFI CEO Ben Roberts, Marie-Louise Khondji, producer and founder of Le Cinema Club and Edward Enninful OBE, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue – Head of Department. Swinton will be on stage to announce the winners on stage at the BFI’s Luminous fundraiser gala on September 29. A panel of industry experts from across the fields will nominate filmmakers.
“Both the BFI and the House of Chanel are recognized as long-standing committers not only to the vibrancy of the new, but also to the dedicated and devoted oversight of the cultural archive,” said Swinton. our precious.
“The cooperation of the two sides is a strong and meaningful alliance. It is fortunate for me to work closely with these two families in my own daily routine: spreading this good fortune to more and more artists is a cause for real celebration. The Filmmaker Awards will significantly develop this co-worker relationship, and the Luminous Gala Dinner adds significant financial support to this integral public endeavour. I’m honored to serve this amazing partnership initiative in any way I can. “