A silver lion or a golden bear, a palm d'or, a statuette or simply the recognition of a nomination, a film being honored at a film festival is one way to pay respect to an exceptional piece of work.
This collection celebrates the best movies from film festivals all around the world. Some of the movies assembled here are well-known, others deserve to be more so - but whether they are being honored for best picture, an outstanding soundtrack or their stunning cinematography, we believe that every film listed here represents filmmaking at its finest. Where will you begin?
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts was formed in 1947 in order to unite the most promising filmmakers in Britain, with the explicit goal "to recognise those who had contributed outstanding creative work towards the advancement of British film."
More recently, this institution of British cinema has honored films such as Duncan Jones's Moon. This low-budget sci-fi featured Kevin Spacey lending his voice to the on-board computer, and took the prize for Outstanding Debut for a British Writer.