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Helena Bonham Carter at the 83rd Academy Awards
Helena Bonham Carter at the 83rd Academy Awards

There are 70 Fellows of the British Film Institute (BFI), a charitable organisation established in 1933. It has awarded fellowships to individuals in "recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television culture" and is considered the highest accolade presented by the Institute: British actor John Hurt said the award was "the highest honour possible". The first awards were made in 1983, the same year as BFI National Archive's Silver Jubilee and the BFI's fiftieth anniversary. The inaugural ceremony honoured six recipients of the Fellowship: French film director Marcel Carné, British film directors David Lean, Michael Powell, Hungarian screenwriter Emeric Pressburger, Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray and American director and actor Orson Welles. The most recent Fellowships were bestowed in 2012 on British actress Helena Bonham Carter (pictured) and American director Tim Burton. (Full list...)