BFI London Film Festival: delivering the experience

From events such as director Jane Campion’s fascinating Screen Talk through to an incredible line-up of screenings, the excitement surrounding this year’s BFI London Film Festival’s in person events was irrefutable, after the pandemic forced 2020’s event to move online.  “Last year was challenging,” says BFI London Film Festival director Tricia Tuttle. “We had to invent an entirely new model for a festival that has only ever … Read more

LFF draws to a close with Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express closed with a star studded finale with the European Premiere of The Tragedy of Macbeth at new Festival venue the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall with director Joel Coen and key cast, including Frances McDormand, in attendance. Over the 12 days of the Festival, the new Headline Gala … Read more

BFI LFF announces projects and participants at second Works-in-Progress showcase

The second edition of the BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express Works-in-Progress showcase will present seven new works made for cinema, television and immersive platforms by emerging British talent. Exclusive extracts from each project will screen, followed by a Q&A with the director and producer, to an invited audience of international buyers … Read more

The BFI announces 65th LFF industry programme

Following a year which has seen the world’s film and screen sector in a state of flux, this year’s BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express Industry Programme will explore the themes of Creativity and Convergence, with discussions and panel events exploring the shifting cultural landscape and the impact of new technologies. The … Read more

George Clooney and Jane Campion among talents added to LFF line-up

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express has announced that the international premiere of George Clooney’s much-anticipated The Tender Bar has been added to the 2021 programme. Starring Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan and Lily Rabe, the film will premiere at the Southbank Centre in Royal Festival Hall with Clooney expected to … Read more

BFI London Film Festival unveils 2021 programme

Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch are among the 159 features that will play the 65th BFI London Film Festival (LFF, October 6-17), which will also screen the first two episodes of the third season of HBO’s Succession, making it the European premiere of the anticipated series. … Read more

Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth to close 65th BFI London Film Festival

The 65th BFI London Film Festival (LFF), in partnership with American Express, has announced that this year’s closing night gala will be The Tragedy of Macbeth, written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Joel Coen, and from Apple Original Films and A24. The film will receive its European premiere on Sunday 17 October at LFF Gala venue the Southbank … Read more

BFI announces major celebration of award-winning writer/director Mike Leigh this Autumn

The BFI has announced a major UK-wide celebration of the career of multi-award winning writer/director Mike Leigh, one of Britain’s most internationally recognised and critically acclaimed filmmakers working today.  From Abigail’s Party (1977) and Naked (1993) to Secrets & Lies (1996) and Another Year (2010), Leigh’s films are a testament to the power of cinema, fusing comedy with tragedy and the personal with universal themes such … Read more

BFI London Film Festival announces dual London cultural hubs on the Southbank and in the West End

The 2021 edition sees a new partnership with the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, while UK-wide screenings return with venue partners across the country and virtual premieres return to BFI Player. The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express has today announced a new structure for this year’s edition. Alongside flagship venue BFI Southbank, a … Read more

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