DAMN HOBO! wins at the BFI Future Film Festival

The 2021’s BFI Future Film Festival awards, supported by Netflix, recognise and celebrate the talent of young filmmakers from the UK and around the world

London, 25th February 2021.- The 14th edition of the BFI Future Film Festival, supported by Netflix, which came to a close on Sunday, awarded Mexican young talent Luis Gerardo López Garcés and his film Damn Hobo! with the Best International Special Mention.

The best international special mention award is supported by the London School of English, and judged by Timothy Blake, London School of English. Luis Gerardo won £750 in prize money for Damn Hobo!, an ethereal film depicting a homeless man getting lost in Mexico City, with music as his only guide.

This year’s BFI Future Film Festival ran from 18 to 21 February and was made available for free, globally, via online platforms including BFI’s YouTube. Young filmmakers were offered the chance to hear from the best in the business, with special guests including Turner-Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller and the Art Department of the Award-winning BFI Film-Funded psychological horror Saint Maud (Rose Glass, 2019).

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