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Competition juries announced for 62nd BFI London Film Festival





We celebrate the highest creative achievements of British and international filmmakers in our Competitive sections, applauding extraordinary storytelling and inventive filmmaking across all the categories.

This year’s Jury Presidents are: Lenny Abrahamson (Official Competition), Francis Lee (First Feature Competition), Simon Chinn (Documentary Competition) and Rungano Nyoni (Short Film Competition).

Additional jurors across the categories include Baz Bamigboye, Dominic Cooper, Charlie Lyne, Will Poulter, Andrea Riseborough, Ben Bailey Smith and Anna Taylor-Joy.



Official Competition


A selection of the fantastic fare competing for Best Film

Happy as Lazzaro

Happy as Lazzaro


16 & 17 Oct

Alice Rohrwacher's delightful genre-bending rumination on innocence faced with corruption and greed.




16 & 17 Oct

A vital and hugely affecting drama that tackles the vicious cycle of sex trafficking in modern Europe.

Too Late to Die Young

Too Late to Die Young


13-19 Oct

A gorgeous evocation of summer in Chile after Pinochet’s fall.

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead.

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead.


11-21 Oct

This poignantly funny and razor-sharp observation of English family dysfunction shows off a quieter side to Ben Wheatley’s prodigious talent.


First Feature Competition


Stunning debuts from emerging filmmakers




15 & 16 Oct

A lavish trip to the Turkish Riviera goes awry in this disturbing tale of power, exploitation and complicity.

Only You

Only You


19-21 Oct

For her feature debut, Harry Wootliff has crafted an authentic romantic drama that is fearless in its look at modern love,

Journey to a Mother's Room

Journey to a Mother's Room


16 & 18 Oct

The sense of loss experienced by a mother and daughter is thoughtfully conveyed in this intimate drama.

Dead Pigs

Dead Pigs


18 & 19 Oct

This freewheeling, multicultural comedy charts the misadventures of a group of Shanghai denizens.


Documentary Competition


Some of this year's finest docs

Bisbee '17

Bisbee '17


Thu 18 Oct 18:10 | Picturehouse Central

A small US town relives a trauma in a dazzling new film by the director of Kate Plays Christine.

Theatre of War

Theatre of War


14 & 15 Oct

Veterans of the Falklands/Malvinas conflict grapple with presenting the past in Lola Arias's hybrid film.

Putin's Witnesses

Putin's Witnesses


Mon 15 Oct 13:00 | Odeon Tottenham Court Road

A compelling historical document based on 1999-2000 material of Yeltsin, Gorbachev and Putin.

Young and Alive

Young and Alive


14 & 16 Oct

A politicised generation share their worries in this galvanizing fresco set on the streets of Paris at night.


Short Film Award


The latest and greatest in short-form filmmaking

Hello Rain

Programme 1


Sat 20 Oct 12:30 | Odeon Tottenham Court Road

The Short Film Award recognises works with a unique cinematic voice and a confident handling of chosen theme and content.

The Field

Programme 2


Sat 20 Oct 15:30 | Odeon Tottenham Court Road

The second selection of short films nominated for the Short Film Award.


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