Steve McQueen is our best director. Having crafted such spectacular movies such as Shame, Hunger, and the Academy Award winning 12 Years a Slave. He is able to get to the sheer humanity of horrific and – sometimes – unheard of stories that imbue us with emotions. So naturally, he needs all the awards ever and now he has been named a BFI Fellow!
The prestigious award will be gifted to McQueen at the 60th London Film Festival and we couldn’t think of a more deserving winner of the Fellowship!
Josh Berger CBE, Chair of the BFI, said:
“As winner of both the Turner Prize and an Academy Award®, Steve is pre-eminent in the world of film and the moving image. He is one of the most influential and important British artists of the past 25 years and his work, both short and long-form, has consistently explored the endurance of humanity – even when it is confronted by inhumane cruelty – with a poetry and visual style that he has made his own. We are thrilled that Steve is to become a BFI Fellow.”
Steve McQueen, commented:
“I first walked into the BFI library and cinema 28 years ago. To think that I will now be a Fellow and honorary member, with such a distinguished list of people, is mind-blowing. I’m humbly honoured.”
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BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE 5th – 16th OCTOBER!