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The 67th BFI London Film Festival is set to run 4 to 15 October 2023


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That's a wrap on LFF 2023! Audience Award announced

 Drum roll… Your votes are in and we can now reveal the winners of the Audience Award categories at the 67th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.   We’d also like to take this opportunity to say an enormous thank you to each and every one of you who came along to this year’s Festival and made it so special.   ‘It was an absolute joy seeing audiences enthusiastically connecting to this year’s programme which was beau...

London Festival Red-carpet round-up!

Red-carpet round-up! Over the past couple of days, the red carpet has been graced by some feathered friends and iconic filmmakers. To catch up on all the fun, jump over to Instagram. Tag #LFF to share your Festival highlights as the final weekend draws to a close.         The Kitchen   15 Oct   The 67th BFI London Film Festival closed with the world premiere of T...

67th London Film Festival Award winners revealed!

This year’s winning films explore a fascinating breadth of themes and stories, including a drama about a community fighting to preserve its principles, a spirited tale of siblings enjoying the pleasures and pitfalls of life ‘home alone’, a deeply personal and joyful exploration of a filmmaker’s relationship her mother, and a poetic film that documents the experiences of queer Nigerians. And the winners are... ...

World premiere of Kibwe Tavares and Daniel Kaluuya’s The Kitchen is this year’s Closing Night Gala

  To say we’re thrilled would be an understatement… Closing the 2023 BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express will be The Kitchen, directed by British filmmakers Kibwe Tavares and Daniel Kaluuya, the latter of whom also screenwrites with Joe Murtagh. Exploring themes of community, inequality, family, resilience, defiance, and care in a dystopian London, The Kitchen stars Kane Robinson, Jedaiah Bannerman, Hope Ikpoku Jr, Teija Kabs, Demmy Ladipo, ...

The International premiere of Saltburn will open 67th BFI London Film Festival

  This beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire is directed, produced and written by Academy Award winning UK filmmaker Emerald Fennell.   Saltburn (2023) © Amazon Studios/MGM   The 67th BFI London Film Festival (4 to 15 October) in partnership with American Express is excited to announce that this year’s opening night gala will be Saltburn, directed, produced and written...

Kristy Matheson appointed as new BFI festivals director

Kristy joins the BFI from her recent role as creative director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Kristy Matheson will take on the role of BFI festivals director, leading the UK’s largest film festival, the BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express from 4 to 15 October 2023, and BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival from the 2024 edition. Kristy joins the BFI from her recent role as creative director ...

James Hawes’ One Life is this year’s American Express Gala

  It’s time to reveal that the European Premiere of One Life, directed by James Hawes, will be the American Express Gala at the 67th BFI London Film Festival, screening at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. This incredible true story of bravery and heroism stars Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn, Lena Olin, Romola Garai, Alex Sharp, Marthe Keller, Jonathan Pryce and Helena Bonham Carter. 'James Hawes’ assured feature debut about the visionary British hum...

The 66th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) announced the full programme line-up

THE 66th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL IN CINEMAS FROM 5-16 OCTOBER Opening with the World Premiere of ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL Closing with European Premiere of Rian Johnson’s GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY American Express Gala is the European Premiere of Sam Mendes’ EMPIRE OF LIGHT   The Festival also announces: A dynamic and vibrant programme of 164 feature films from around the world (with all films screening to UK audiences for the first time, in...

BFI London Fest American Express Gala will be EMPIRE OF LIGHT by Sam Mendes

  EMPIRE OF LIGHT Written & Directed by Sam Mendes Filmmaker Sam Mendes to attend with key cast including Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Tanya Moodie, Tom Brooke and Crystal Clarke, with more to be confirmed   The 66th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year’s American Express Gala will be EMPIRE OF LIGHT, written, produced and directed by Oscar® and BAFTA winning filmmaker Sam Mend...

Daniel Craig's latest film will close The 66th BFI London Film Festival (5-16 October)

The 66th BFI London Film Festival (5-16 October) in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Closing Night Gala will be filmmaker Rian Johnson’s GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY, starring Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick and Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista. The film will receive its European Premiere on Sunday 16 October at the Southbank Centre in the Royal Festival ...

BFI London Film Festival Awards

  And the winners are... The 2021 competition winners! Best Film Award (Official Competition) Hit the Road – Panah Panahi   Sutherland Award (First Feature Competition) Playground – Laura Wandel   Grierson Award (Documentary Competition) Becoming Cousteau – Liz Garbus   Immersive Art and XR Award Only Expansion – Duncan Speakman   Short Film Award Love, Dad – Diana Cam Van Nguyen   Audience Award Costa Brava Leb...

65th edition of the BFI London Film Festival just wrapped!

Thanks for joining us for the 65th edition of the BFI London Film Festival around the UK ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  That's a wrap! Over the 12 days of the 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express, we are over the moon to say we had 291,000 audience attendances for the world’s best new films, series and extended reality. Whether you joined us in person on the South Bank or in the West End, at one of our 10 partner cinemas around...

Discover new docs at LFF 2021

  The world's best new docs 6-17 OCT | IN PERSON AND ONLINE   It’s a banner year for documentaries at the 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express. Discover the films nominated in Documentary Competition and more! Delve deep into the programme with our discovery passes. There are five curated passes to choose from, Female Filmmakers, Doc Discovery, New Voices, Series and International Perspectives. Choose 3 films for only £30. EXPL...

Competition juries for the 65th BFI London Film Festival

Phoebe Waller-Bridge leads the judging panel for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award, as shortlisted filmmakers are announced. Phoebe Waller-Bridge © Faye Thomas The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express has announced its jury line-up for this year’s festival awards. The awards will be held virtually on Sunday 17 October at 16:00 on BFI YouTube and...

The BFI London Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of "The Harder They Fall" by Jeymes Samuel

Idris Elba, Regina King and Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter joined director Jeymes Samuel on the red carpet of the Opening Night Gala of the 65th BFI London Film Festival (6-17 October) for the world premiere of their revolutionary new western, The Harder They Fall.     Pictured Regina King, Jeymes Samuel, Shawn Carter and Sabrina Elba Photos by Fabiola Bonnot ...

London Film Fest It's a wrap

On Sunday night we closed the physical and virtual curtains on the 64th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express. This year, the LFF expanded beyond London with premieres online and in cinemas all across the UK. Famous faces were beamed in for introductions, Q&As and events, and we launched a virtual exhibition of XR and immersive art and the first-ever audience awards. Photo courtesy of Paul Hayes.     LFF 2020 by the numbers Over 315,000 attend...

BFI LFF complete programme of Screen Talks and events

  THE 64th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FREE PROGRAMME OF SCREEN TALKS AND EVENTS Speakers include Miranda July, David Byrne, Letitia Wright, Riz Ahmed, Tilda Swinton, Christian Petzold, Michel Franco, Tsai Ming-liang and designer Es Devlin   Events will be delivered virtually and accessible to both UK and international audiences    The 64th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) in partnership with American Express has today announced a programme of Screen Talks and eve...

Youtube BFI LFF screentalk with George Clooney about his career as well as his latest feature THE MIDNIGHT SKY

GEORGE CLOONEY JOINS 64th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL’S SCREEN TALKS PROGRAMME     TO TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY ON SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER AT 16:00   The 64th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) has today announced an exclusive Screen Talk with renowned actor and filmmaker George Clooney. Clooney will discuss his illustrious and varied career, as well as his latest feature THE MIDNIGHT SKY, at the event which will be free to access both in the UK and internationally via the BFI YouTub...

London Fest announces a vibrant programme of 58 films from around the world screening as Virtual Premieres

The Festival opens with the European Premiere of Steve McQueen’s MANGROVE starring Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes and closes with Francis Lee’s AMMONITE starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.   The Festival also announces: A vibrant programme of 58 films from around the world screening to audiences across the whole of the UK as Virtual Premieres A selection of exclusive previews screen in cinemas across the UK A free-to-access programme of selected fe...

LFF Expanded – new strand of XR and immersive art announced for 64th BFI London Film Festival

LFF also announces the creation of a bespoke virtual exhibition space to house LFF Expanded in 2020, and a new partnership with the National Theatre. © Simon Sorted The BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, today announces LFF Expanded, the festival’s new dedicated strand of XR and immersive art. Using cinema as a jumping off point, LFF Expanded will be an expans...

Francis Lee's Ammonite starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan to close LFF 2020

  The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year’s closing film will be the biopic Ammonite, directed by Francis Lee, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan and produced by See-Saw Films. The film will receive its UK premiere on Saturday 17 October and will be available to UK audiences at cinemas across UK, who will also enjoy a virtual introduction from Lee and key cast. In the 1...

Steve McQueen's Mangrove to open LFF 2020

           The 64th BFI London Film Festival s is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Film will be Mangrove, directed by the multi-award-winning visual artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, starring Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes and Malachi Kirby.   Marking 50 years since the events depicted in the film, Mangrove tells the true story of the Mangrove 9, the group of Black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970 and...

BFI London Film Festival announces a new format for its 2020 edition

The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today reveals its plans to deliver an edition of the Festival from 7-18 October 2020. In the most accessible version of the festival to UK audiences yet, film lovers will be given an opportunity to connect for a unique and innovative festival experience, enjoying both live and digital screenings across the 12 days of the Festival. Adapting to the extraordinary challenges of the year, the Festival will deliver up to 50 Virt...

"The Irishman" - Press Conference - LFF 2019 Video

Join us and see our press conference coverage for "The Irishman" closing film for the BFI 63rd London Film Festival. Hosted by Tricia Tuttle, Festival Director, attended by Martin Scorcese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Jane Rosenthal #martinscorcese #robertdeniro #alpacino #theirishman  Why did it take so long to make this project happen, you ve known each other for decades... "We decided we had to do something together, it was it 200...

2019 competition winners announced at 63rd BFI London Film Festival

Monos (2019) And the winners are… The BFI London Film Festival 2019 Competition sections showcase an incredibly diverse range of talent from Britain and across the world; over 60% of the films in Competition across all sections are from a female director or co-director, with 16 countries represented across the producers and co-producers. Building on the success of last year’s new approach, placing audiences at the heart of the awards ceremony, the Competition sections seek to h...

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