BFI announces highlights for audiences coming in 2022

BFI announced their upcoming highlights for audiences across the UK in 2022. With new creative leadership next year from new executive director of public programmes & audiences Jason Wood and new executive director of knowledge & collections Arike Oke, 2022 will be an exciting year for the organisation. Working closely with their teams of film … Read more

BFI announce programme for Busting The Bias – a showcase of work by Disabled practitioners

The BFI has announced full programme details for Busting The Bias, a series of screenings, talks and presentations taking place at BFI Southbank from 3-5 December, showcasing Disabled practitioners’ work. Busting The Bias, tickets for which are on-sale now at just £5 per event, will create ongoing discourse for improved access for Disabled talent to work in … Read more

BFI announces ‘December at BFI Southbank’ seasons

The BFI announced the programme for December at BFI Southbank including the culmination of BFI Japan 2021: 100 Years of Japanese Cinema, the BFI’s major UK-wide celebration of Japanese film. This month’s programme features work by radical independent directors like Seijun Suzuki and Nagisa Ōshima, as well as more recent popular and art house Japanese cinema … Read more

BFI Southbank announce Denis Villeneuve in conversation

With Denis Villeneuve: The Path to Dune now in full swing at BFI Southbank (running until 5 October), the BFI has confirmed Denis Villeneuve in Conversation at BFI Southbank on 19 October. This fitting epilogue to BFI Southbank’s complete retrospective of Villeneuve’s work will offer audiences a rare chance to hear first-hand from of one … Read more

BFI announces François Truffaut season in 2022

The BFI has announced a new celebration of one of the most influential filmmakers of his generation, film critic-turned-director, François Truffaut (1932 – 1984), taking place across the UK from January – February 2022. This major retrospective will include BFI Distribution re-releases of The 400 Blows (1959) and Jules et Jim (1962), a two-month season at BFI Southbank, a collection of films … Read more

Edgar Wright curates new ‘London After Dark’ BFI season

To coincide with the release of Edgar Wright’s new film, the glorious homage to 60s Soho, Last Night in Soho (2021), BFI Southbank will host a special season curated by the director. Edgar Wright’s ‘London After Dark’ will introduce audiences to the films that inspired his latest work. Running from 18 October – 29 November, with selected titles … Read more

The BFI announces The Time is New: Selections from Contemporary Arab Cinema showcase

The BFI announces full details of a new season that will showcase exciting and daring filmmaker talent from the Middle East; The Time is New: Selections from Contemporary Arab Cinema, will run at BFI Southbank from 27 August – 5 October, with selected titles also available on BFI Player Subscription. The season presents films made from … Read more

BFI Southbank announces programme for September and October

BFI Southbank has unveiled a packed programme for September and early October, beginning with a retrospective of Denis Villeneuve. Ahead of the 21 October UK release of the director’s hotly anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic adventure Dune (2021), this season offers audiences a chance to familiarise themselves with Villeneuve’s bold filmography, from early arthouse favourites to … Read more

NFTS graduates class of 2021 and hosts a successful showcase week

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) Graduation Showcase, supported by BBC Studios is an annual celebration of the past 12 months of graduate productions. Produced and delivered during the pandemic, each and every project premiered is the result of sheer hard work and determination, made amidst challenging circumstances. As government restrictions ease, the NFTS was the first UK film school to host an … Read more

BFI and TAPE Collective present new season exploring the nuances of being of mixed heritage

The BFI and TAPE Collective has announced ‘But Where Are You Really From?’: a season of films celebrating filmmakers who redefine, reject and re-establish identity and heritage labels, taking place at BFI Southbank throughout July. To launch this season TAPE Collective will take over the BFI’s online channels for a week, beginning on 28 June; … Read more

New BFI Southbank season celebrates the joy of the big screen with movies handpicked by filmmakers

With just one week to go until cinemas across the country are able to reopen, BFI Southbank’s new season ‘Dream Palace: Movies Made for the Big Screen’ is the perfect programme to get audiences excited about returning to cinemas. The season is inspired by the ongoing Sight & Sound editorial campaign ‘My Dream Palace’, which sees … Read more

Two New Heads Appointed By BFI

BFI announces Jennifer Smith as Head of Diversity Jennifer Smith has been appointed to the newly-created post of head of diversity at the BFI. She will be responsible for leading on diversity and inclusion across all BFI activities, identified as key strategic priorities in the BFI2022 five-year strategy. This includes continuing the work of the … Read more