UK: LONDON

THE JURY SPEAKERS

Tom
I am an aspiring film maker who goes to school in East London and is part of the school's film society. I also go to the BFI Saturday filmmakers club and have twice been to the New York Film Academy's two-week course.

Some of my favourite films include INCEPTION, TWELVE ANGRY MEN and THE TRUMAN SHOW.



Yasemin
I am 13 and go to school in East London.

My hobbies include art, drawing and making movies.

I like a wide range of films – I like different film genres and films which capture your attention. I like films that have amazing shots and are a bit different to the normal popular genres.

LONDON

Welcome to London!

Inhabitants: 8,173,941
Kids: 1,600,000
Cinemas:143

The Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace; Westminster Abbey with its stories of kings and queens, statesmen and soldiers, heroes and villains; Big Ben and Tower Bridge - London is a true metropolis full of spectacular attractions. Take a look at the priceless Crown Jewels at the Tower of London and join an iconic Beefeater on a tour to hear their bloody tales. Or visit Egyptian mummies and pharaohs, Roman gods and goddesses and Hoa Hakananai'a at the British Museum. And no day out is complete without riding on a double-decker bus – a real London treat.

BFI (British Film Institute)

The BFI is the lead organisation for film in the UK and since 2011 has combined a creative, cultural and industrial role as a Government arm's length body and distributor of National Lottery funds. Its key priorities are to support a vibrant UK film culture by investing in film education, audience access, filmmaking and film heritage. Founded in 1933 the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter. Visit bfi.org.uk for more information on BFI activities and to get involved.

BFI Southbank, is the BFI’s spectacular riverside venue in London housing 4 cinema screens which show over 2,000 of the best classic and contemporary films every year. It is also home to the BFI Reuben Library, where anyone can browse our internationally renowned collection for free and the BFI Mediatheque a digital jukebox containing a vast mix of over 2,000 films from the BFI National Archive.