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When we saw the World’s Best New Films. First.

Written by Jennifer Leigh Williamson 28 / 02 / 2018

The 2018 Oscars are rapidly approaching and this year’s list of nominees is one of the most diverse in in the history of the Academy Awards. Filmmakers from all over the world representing a wide spectrum of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, will come together on this glittering night in March to celebrate the best in cinema.

However, months before, there was a full glittering week in October: the week of the BFI London Film Festival.

One of Europe’s most renowned and respected festivals, the LFF has again proven its power for picking the best in modern cinema. Not only that, but with a line-up including films like Loveless, Mudbound, The Breadwinner and The Florida Project, the festival’s commitment to diversity and quality in cinema has clearly seeped into awards season.

Impact are proud to be a long term sponsor of this marvellous festival and it’s no surprise to us that multiple films screened at the 2017 LFF have now been nominated for the biggest award in filmmaking, the Oscar.

Each year we are lucky enough to receive tickets to the films of our choice and this year the Impact team, like the LFF, chose well.  Among others, we attended Best Picture Nominees Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Call Me by Your Name and The Shape of Water, as well as Best Foreign Language nominee A Fantastic Woman.

Our choices reflect our team at Impact – we come from all over: Ireland, Austria, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Scotland, England and beyond. We have different tastes, interests and cultures, and picked four wildly different films from around the globe. The BFI London Film Festival represents London itself: a melting pot. We can’t be placed in one demographic, and we love it.

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