London: Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle has been honoured with a British Film Institute (BFI) Fellowship by UK film industry.
The film-maker, lauded for his work on ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, was given the accolade at The BFI London Film Festival Awards.
Boyle, whose films include 28 Days Later and Shallow Grave, was honoured for his outstanding contribution to film culture and was presented with the award by Stephen Daldry, reports the Mirror.
Among the big winners at the event was first-time director Clio Bernard, who won two awards for her film ‘The Arbor’, about the life and legacy of late playwright ‘Andrea Dunbar’.
Boyle`s latest film 127 Days - which has been seen as uncomfortable viewing by those who have watched it - will be screened at the festival’s closing night gala.
The best film award went to Russian film How I Ended This Summer, set inside the Arctic Circle.