Danny Boyle to be honoured with British Film Institute award

Updated: Sep 29, 2010, 15:21 PM IST

London: Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is all set to be honoured with a fellowship by British Film Institute next month.

He will receive the organization`s highest accolade on October 27 during the BFI London Film Festival awards ceremony, organizers said Wednesday.

The honour is given to individuals whose body of work has made an outstanding contribution to film culture. The 15-day long festival will begin October 13, the Hollywood Reporter said.

Boyle, who scooped virtually every award including eight Oscars for his Mumbai-based drama, is also on the shortlist for the festival`s best film award with his true story `127 Hours`.

The film, starring James Franco, the closing movie of the gala, is in competition with 10 other titles including Mike Leigh`s `Another Year` Darren Aronofsky`s `Black Swan`
and Tom Hooper`s `The King`s Speech`.

PTI