After a 12% rise in attendance, the most successful London Film Festival has concluded. It’s been an eclectic festival, with a huge variety of films being screened, and now we’re having withdrawal symptoms. After a lot of hype surrounding it, Beasts Of The Southern Wild won Best First Feature which will come as no surprise to those who have seen it and will surely be added to the huge amount of awards destined for it. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God was awarded the Best Documentary award and Sally El Hosaini was awarded Best British Newcomer for her excellent film My Brother The Devil. Best Film went, unsurprisingly, to Rust & Bone with a bit of discussion going on as to whether it was the ‘safe choice’ compared to some other offerings. However, it deserves the accolade, largely because of Marion Cotillard’s performance. Tim Burton and his partner Helena Bonham-Carter were both awarded BFI Fellowships with Bonham-Carter remarking that it was just as well as there won’t be any jealousy at home.