49th London BFI London Film Festival

UK, October 19 - November 3 2005

The jury

Essam Zakarea (Egypt), Karsten Kastelan (Germany), George Perry (UK)

Awarded films

The 49th edition of the BFI London Film Festival opened with The Constant Gardener and closed with Good Night, And Good Luck. Somewhere in between there were 371 screenings, comprising 180 feature films and 130 shorts from 55 countries. This is the UK’s largest public film event. And it was the USA/Iran co-production Man Push Cart, the second feature from Ramin Bahrani, (following Strangers), that received the International Critics’ Prize.