Magazine article Screen International

Philip French Gets BFI Fellowship

Magazine article Screen International

Philip French Gets BFI Fellowship

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Veteran critic Philip French has been awarded a BFI Fellowship for outstanding contribution to film culture.

Film critic Philip French has been awarded a BFI Fellowship for his contribution to film culture.

BFI chair Greg Dyke last night presented veteran critic French with the Fellowship at a ceremony at BFI Southbank.

Audience guests included Terence Davies, Douglas Slocombe, Claire Tomalin, Michael Frayn, Jeremy Thomas, Maryam D'Abo , Hugh Hudson, and Amanda Nevill, BFI CEO.

Dyke said: "As one of the most important and influential British writers on film and film-related subjects of the last 50 years or more Philip has done more than perhaps any other writer to build a critical context for the informed watching and making of film. …

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