Hey Lovelies, 

Cannes Film Festival is still underway and making me insanely jealous, as the stars and films have been all over my Twitter! And something that really caught my eye was this news from the BFI and Screen International. 

Coming together the pair will celebrate the ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ at the London Film Festival in October this year, by unveiling the newest talent in the UK and Ireland, including actors, directors, writers and producers. 

Although this is the first time the BFI will be working with Screen International, the later has been hosting their own ceremony for the newest talent for 12 years this year and has raised awareness for a number of huge stars, such as James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Jack O’Connell, plus many more. 

For many years’ lovelies the BFI LFF has been working a number of new talents to provide them with a chance to enter the industry and meet those within it, as well as showcasing their work, so the partnership will be a new way in which to help the creators of film connect with their audience and peers. 

Hosted on the first weekend of the festival lovelies in London, the ceremony will be followed by a dinner to introduce the stars to those in the industry, so there is sure to be some huge news from this later on in the year.

Speaking about the new scheme, Clare Stewart, Festival Director, BFI London Film Festival said: “There is great synergy between Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow initiative and the BFI London Film Festival’s track record as a festival that identifies emerging talent and supports the career development of the best new British actors, directors, producers and writers. There is a lot of cross-over in our alumni and this new partnership means that together, we can create real impact, expanding the networks, profile and the experience  of the UK and Ireland’s future stars.”

Also speaking about the new scheme, Matt Mueller, Screen International's Editor, added: “I’m thrilled that we will be unveiling this year’s Stars of Tomorrow at the BFI London Film Festival. It offers a fantastic showcase for the rising British and Irish talent chosen by our inestimable Stars of Tomorrow curator Fionnuala Halligan during one of the most important events on the British film calendar.”

I love when people come together and celebrate the new and old elements of film, there is nothing quite like it, and it proves that the industry will continue to rise and shine. 

Blog Soon, 
Joey X

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