Submissions are now being accepted for 2013 and the full programme will be announced in September.
A raft of distribution deals were secured throughout the London Film Festival, it has emerged, including controversial title Compliance.
UPDATED: LFF boasts highest attendance, winners include Rust And Bone, My Brother The Devil, Beasts, Mea Maxima Culpa
UPDATED: BFI boasts a 12% increase in festival attendance with the highest ever audience turn-out with 149,000 across London venues.
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Greg Dyke, chairman of the BFI, spoke at the BFI London Film Festival awards tonight and reiterated the organisation’s call for film education to be essential in schools.
Village At The End of the World has its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival today.
Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund, today promised far greater transparency in the way public funding decisions are made.
Yesterday’s Power To The Pixel Forum at the BFI Southbank featured addresses by leaders in the field of digital media, presenting think pieces and case studies about the art, technology and business of storytelling in the digital age.
US film producer Harvey Weinstein singled out Apple and Google in an attack on piracy as part of his keynote speech at the 56th BFI London Film Festival.
Jury presidents are David Hare, Hannah McGill, Roger Graef, and David Heyman.
Ben Roberts, Roger Michell, David Kosse, Andrew MacDonald, Julia Wrigley, Paul Brett also among speakers.
A drama about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Japan’s version of Life in a Day have been added to the 56th BFI London Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based sales company MPM reports a flurry of post-Toronto deals for picture which is due to screen in the BFI London Film Festival.
Senna director Asif Kapadia [pictured] to mentor winner of competition.
Two-day co-production market to take place in London on Oct 17-18, during the annual Cross-Media Forum held in assocation with the 56th BFI London Film Festival.
Programme includes 15 free screenings, special events, talks and workshops.
Inaugural Official Competition includes Everyday, Ginger And Rosa, Midnight’s Children, Seven Psychopaths, End Of Watch, Rust And Bone; gala world premiere for Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane with the band in attendance; 14 world premieres, 15 international premieres.
Premiere to take place at Odeon Leicester Square on Oct 21, with Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes and Mike Newell expected to attend the festival.
Tim Burton’s Disney animation will go live from Odeon Leicester Square to BFI Imax and 30 screens across the UK; Tim Burton, cast and producers expected to attend.
The film will screen in the Archive Gala slot at the BFI London Film Festival.
The festival will also make use of more venues during its shorter 12 day run.
New competition sections to be added, and ‘clusters’ will be grouped by themes.
Dyke singles out Sky to provide “greater access for British and specialised films on the Sky platform.”
Candese Reid wins Best British Newcomer for her role in Junkhearts; Herzog’s Into The Abyss wins Grierson doc prize.
The BFI London Film Festival unveiled Whit Stillman’s Damsels In Distress as its annual surprise film last night.
Director Payne confirms that he’s working on black-and-white road movie ‘Nebraska’ and graphic novel adaptation.
Jeff Nichols’ Cannes and Sundance hit gets UK distribution ahead of UK premiere.
The Sweden-based producer says that the US version of Headhunters could shoot as soon as 2012.
Acclaimed cinematographer Barry Ackroyd said his documentary background informs the ‘verisimilitude’ in the way he shoots narrative films today.
Also at Power To The Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum in London, the Pixel Lab prizes go to Turning Point from Tobias Buchne and The Elders Project from Marc Boothe.
UK distributor Artificial Eye is thought to be in final negotiations to acquire Fernando Meirelles’ 360, whichopened the BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday.
India-set Tess update stars Frieda Pinto and Riz Ahmed.
Producer Marianne Gray of Swedish production company Yellow Bird is to deliver the keynote address at Film London’s fifth Production Finance Market (PFM).
New projects from Gillian Armstrong, John Maybury and Sally Potter [pictured] will be talked up to financiers at this month’s PFM.
Filmmaker and transmedia pioneer Lance Weiler is set to launch his next project, Robot Heart Stories, on Oct 17.
Rules and financial models are still being worked out, but experts say that a new artform is definitely emerging.
Jurors across LFF prizes include John Madden, Sam Taylor Wood, Andrew Eaton, Andy Harries, and Anne-Marie Duff.
Research and policymaking symposium to be held Oct 26.
Actor turned director Dexter Fletcher’s directorial debut picked up the Youth Award at San Sebastian and will go on to have its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.
Sam Taylor in Toronto pitching Dominic Murphy’s Cassy and Jude.
Her final edition as artistic director provides a strong showcase for British work, including Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea on closing night.
The line-up for the 55th BFI London Film Festival was revealed today at the Odeon Leicester Square; World premieres to include Marc Evans’ Hunky Dory [pictured] and Frances Lea’s Strawberry Fields.
It will be the UK premiere of the film, which stars Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale. Weisz films bookend the festival.
It will be the European premiere of the film, which stars Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Sir Anthony Hopkins; Meirelles’ The Constant Gardener opened the LFF in 2005.
The Australian veteran will lead exhibition including London Film Festival and cinemas.
The roles of artistic director of the LFF and artistic director of the BFI Southbank are to be merged, but Hebron has taken the decision not to apply for the combined role.
EXCLUSIVE: Horrid Henry: The Movie 3D headlines the premieres at this year’s London UK Film Focus (LUFF)
The BFI London Film Festival has opened its press and PR tender for PR agencies to pitch for the contract(s) for the 2011 festival.
The 55th BFI London Film Festival will take place from October 12-27.
Short film featuring three young film-makers interviewing George Lucas screened to an audience including Prince Edward
The Arbor director Clio Barnard picked up the best British Newcomer Award and the Sutherland Award at the 54th London Film Festival’s awards ceremony (Oct 27).
French writer-director Olivier Assayas discussed his career during yesterday’s Screen-sponsored BFI London Film Festival masterclass.
The BBFC (British Board Of Film Classification) has reclassified The King’s Speech after an appeal by its UK distributor Momentum.
Oscar-winner Thomas also says producers should get enhanced recoupment positions so they aren’t paupers; he says festival heads are more crucial contacts than studio heads.
The UK Film Council, BAFTA and the BFI London Film Festival are hosting an environmental trade fair and discussion on Monday.
Sweden’s Helene Granqvist of Good World and Hanna Sköld of Tangram Film won the Pixel Pitch Award at the Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum for their project Granny’s Dancing on the Table.
In his London Film Festival industry keynote, the filmmaker also calls for reform of cinema exhibition.
Oscar-winning British producer Jeremy Thomas will give the keynote address at the fourth Film London Production Finance Market (Oct 20-21).
Multi-platform work won’t just be a novelty in the digital age, according to speakers at yesterday’s Power to the Pixel | Cross-Media Forum, which ran in association with the BFI London Film Festival.
French writer-director Olivier Assayas will be in conversation with Screen critic Jonathan Romney at the London Film Festival on Oct 24 at 5 pm at NFT1.
Media consultants MediaXchange will host a day-long 3-D forum, 3D-360° (Oct 28), as part of the BFI London Film Festival’s industry events.
Power To The Pixel and ScreenDaily.com hosted a live webcast of the Cross-Media Forum.
The BFI London Film Festival is bringing the UK premiere of Another Year to 25 regional cinemas in addition to it’s London bow as the Centerpiece Gala.
Ahead of next week’s launch the BFI London Film Festival has added three new titles to its lineup.
The BFI London Film Festival has added another film to its lineup: Sofia Coppola’s Golden Lion winner Somewhere.
His closing night film 127 Hours will also be one of 11 features competing for the London Film Festival’s Best Film Award; Patricia Clarkson to head up the jury.
The 54th BFI London Film Festival has added Charles Ferguson’s documentary Inside Job to its line up.
The director’s address is one of a series of speeches, forums and events that will take place at this year’s London Film Festival
The programme for the 54th BFI London Film Festival also includes 11 world premieres, 23 international premieres and 33 European premieres.
The 54th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, has selected Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours as its Closing Night Film on Oct 28.
The 54th BFI London Film Festival, presented in partnership with American Express, will open on Oct 13 with the European premiere of Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go.
Power To The Pixel will host its first Pixel Market from October 13-14, and 20 cross-media projects will be selected to participate.
Festival director Sandra Hebron has announced dates for the 54th edition.
The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival closed last night with the world premiere of Sam Taylor Wood’s John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy (October 29).
Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet has scooped the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival’s inaugural Star Of London award for best film (October 28).
In a provocative speech at the London Film Festival last night (October 27), Focus Features CEO James Schamus launched an outspoken attack on what he referred to as “America’s vast homeland security bureaucracies”.
Veteran French producer and co-founder of EuropaCorp, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam made a rare UK appearance today to give the key note address at the 3rd Production Finance Market today (October 21).
San Sebastian-winner Blessed, directed by Ana Kokkinos, has been added to the programme at The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, which opened last week.
The 53rd The Times BFI London Film Festival opened last night with a “dual” world premiere of Wes Anderson’s animated adaptation of Fantastic Mr Fox – a first for the festival.
Veteran independent film producer Ted Hope called for new film business models built on “access and transparency” in his keynote speech at the Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum, held in London today (October 14).
George Clooney and Bill Murray struck a resolutely upbeat note about The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival today (October 14).
Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum will be held in association with The Times BFI London Film Festival tomorrow, October 14.
Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox, Jane Campion’s Bright Star and Sam Taylor-Wood’s Nowhere Boy are among the nine contenders for The Times BFI London Film Festival’s inaugural best film award.
French producer and co-founder of EuropaCorp Pierre-Ange Le Pogam will make a key note speech at the 3rd Production Finance Market (PFM), which takes place in London on October 21 - 22.
Focus Features chief executive James Schamus is planning an “anti-keynote keynote speech” when the takes the stage at The Time BFI 53rd London Film Festival last this month.
MK2 has announced a deal with Michel Gondry’s Partizan Films to acquire international sales rights to Alastair Siddons’ breakdance documentary Turn It Loose and Gondry’s documentary The Thorn in the Heart.
The Times BFI London Film Festival is pumping half of its $3m (£1.8m) cash windfall from the UK Film Council into this year’s edition.
The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival is boosting its awards this year introducing new categories, including Best Film and Best British Newcomer, and hosting a dedicated ceremony for the first time.
The world premiere of Nowhere Boy, the hotly anticipated debut film from British artist Sam Taylor-Wood, will close The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival.
The Times BFI London Film Festival will open October 14 with the world premiere of Fantastic Mr Fox from director Wes Anderson.
The UK Film Council (UKFC)’s Festival Fund is poised to inject $2.7m (£1.88m) of extra funding into theThe Times BFI London Film Festival. A decision on the new money is expected in the next two weeks.
Festival artistic director Sandra Hebron has announced that The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival will take place from Wednesday 14 October toThursday 29 October 2009.