Three films have been shortlisted for the British Film Institute's Sutherland Trophy, awarded to the director of the most original first feature film screened at The Times bfi London Film Festival.

The three are Kari Paljakka's For The Living And The Dead, Giorgio Diritti's The Wind Blows Round, and Ali Mosaffa's Portrait of a Lady Far Away.

The Trophy will be presented at the Festival's closing night gala on 3 November.