On Saturday evening, the penultimate night of the 59th London Film Festival, the festival award ceremony takes place, honouring the best films playing this year.

Cate Blanchett received the BFI Fellowship this year, with two films playing at the festival as well as being a visible proponent of the festival’s focus of the female presence in front of, and behind the camera.

Other awards handed out include the Sutherland award for a First Feature, as well as the Short Film award, the Grierson award for Best Documentary and the official competition.

Cassam Looch and Colin braved yet another carpet to interview those attending the awards, here’s how they got on.

Cate Blanchett

Yorgos Pyrpassopoulos, Panos Koronis & Athina Rachel Tsangari

Desiree Akhavan

James Vanderbilt

and on his role writing Independence Day 2

Anya Taylor Joy


Image Gallery

Festival Director Clare Stewart

Trey Edward Shults

Kate Dickie

Ralph Ineson

 Allen Leech

Mai Masri & Sabine Sidawi

James Kent

Amanda Nevill

Krisha Fairchild


The Winners

The full list of tonight’s winners are below.

Best Film Award

CHEVALIERAthina Rachel Tsangari

The Sutherland Award (Best First Feature)

THE WITCHRobert Eggers

Grierson Award (Best Documentary)

SHERPA Jennifer Peedom

Best Short Film Award

AN OLD DOG’S DIARY Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel