We are very excited to announce the final winners in the LIFF 2021 Audience Award for Best Film, with categories awarded for best Fiction Feature, Documentary Feature and Archive Feature. The overall new feature film winner is La Traviata, My Brothers and I, a warm and vivid first film from director Yohan Manca, presented as part of the Feature Debut selection in LIFF 2021's Official Selection.

Other winners by programme strand are The Innocents in Fanomenon; Alien on Stage in Cinema Versa; and Seven Samurai in Rear View. 

Fiction Feature

1. La Traviata, My Brothers and I 
2. Drive My Car
3. Ali & Ava
4. Hit the Road
5. You Resemble Me
6. 200 Meters 
7. Compartment No.6 
8. Great Freedom 
9. Hope 
10. The Justice of Bunny King
11. Petite Maman 
12. The Innocents 
13. Titane 
14. Junk Head
15. Zahorí
16. Valentina 
17. Playground
18. Kratt 
19. Tokyo Revengers 
20. The Exam 

Documentary Feature

Winner of our documentaries feature selection is Alien On Stage, about a crew of Dorset bus drivers who present a lively amateur stage adaptation of the classic sci-fi horror film, Alien.

1. Alien on Stage 
2. Flee
3. No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics
4. Dear Mr Brody
5. I Get Knocked Down
6. Ascension
7. Luchadoras 
8. Final Account
9. Dear Future Children
10. The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

Archive Feature

Archive features includes those retrospective selections we have brought to cinemas and venues as part of LIFF 2021's Rear View strand, our look back at film history with themed selections and special screenings. The winner is Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, screened as part of BFI Japan 2021.  

1. Seven Samurai
2. Tokyo Story
3. Throne of Blood
4. The Old Dark House
5. The Witness
6. Funeral Parade of Roses
7. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
8. Chameleon Street
9. Solaris
10. The Afterlight