The penultimae day of the London Film Festival saw the top prize in its awards ceremony going to French love story Rust And Bone. The film, which stars Marion Cottillard, has won worldwide aclaim and is due to go on mainstream release in the UK on November 2.
Meanwhile, the award for Best British Newcomer went to Sally El Hosaini for her film My Brother The Devil, which will shortly be screening as part of the Discovery Film Festival for younger viewers in Dundee. The Sutherland Award for most orignal and imaginative feature debut was a shoe-in for Benh Zeitlin for his massively popular Beasts Of The Southern Wild, which you can catch in a cinema near you this week.
The Best Documentary award went to Alex Gibney's Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God, which traces the troubling sory of child abuse within the Catholic Church. Jury president Roger Graef described it as a "life changing" film.
A particularly strong line-up of films this year will conclude tomorrow with the premiere of Mike Newell's Great Expectations. Eye For FIlm will be tweeting live from the red carpet. Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Miss Havisham in the Gothic Dickens adaptation, received a BFI Fellowship at tonight's awards ceremony, along with her husband, Frankenweenie director Tim Burton.