Burton's 'Frankenweenie' Opens London Film Fest

In this photograph provided by Paramount Pictures, director Tim Burton speaks at his gala tribute at Lincoln Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007.
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And Stewart has introduced new competitive sections to the program to raise the profile of the festival's awards for best picture, best first feature, best documentary and best British newcomer. The goal is to make London a more important stop for movies during Hollywood's ever-lengthening awards season.

"The September-October period is where the films looking for awards recognition really break," Stewart said. If they can break in London, so much the better.

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