Director Sergey Dvortsevoy received the Sutherland Trophy for Tulpan; director Matthew Newton was awarded the 11th FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Three Blind Mice; and the 13th Annual Satyajit Ray Award went to Mid-August Lunch directed by Gianni di Gregorio.
Other festival awards include the TCM Short Film Award which went to Leaving directed by Richard Penfold and Sam Hearn, and The Times BFI London Film Festival Grierson Award was presented to directors Renaud Barret and Florent De La Tullaye for Victoire Terminus.
The Sutherland Trophy is awarded to the director of the most original and imaginative first feature film screened at festival. In awarding the trophy, the Sutherland Jury said of the film: 'A masterpiece: both intimate and epic, a film full of life and ideas. An extraordinary feat of artistic endeavour in its depiction of man's interaction with nature, Tulpan has an exhilarating blend of humour, emotion, and audacious visuals.'
The Satyajit Ray Foundation gives an annual award to a first feature, premiered in the UK at The Times BFI London Film Festival, which reflects the artistry, compassion and humanity of Ray's own work.
This year the TCM Classic Shorts competition received hundreds of entries from Europe, the Middle East and Africa by a judging panel of film industry heavyweights including: Rutger Hauer, Wolfgang Peterson, Cillian Murphy, Stephen Woolley, James Franco and Jason Isaacs.
Now in its fourth year, the festival's Grierson Award is given to the director of the best feature-length documentary shown at the festival.