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LATEST LONDON FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

Shiraz

'Baahubali: The Conclusion', restored 1920's feature 'Shiraz' set for UK debuts

28-Feb-2017 | By

Restoration set for London Film Festival; Baahubali: The Conclusion to play in BFI’s upcoming Indian film programme.

BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival reveals 2017 dates

10-Feb-2017 | By

Submissions now open for 61st edition of LFF.

against-the-law

BFI Flare festival to open with world premiere of political drama 'Against The Law'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss star in story about 1967 Sexual Offences Act.

Director of Programming and Aquisitions at Picturehouse Cinemas Claire Binns speaks on stage during the intro of the 'Tallulah' Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival: London at Picturehouse Central

Sundance London sets 2017 dates

22-Nov-2016 | By

The festival is retaining its June slot and will return to Picturehouse Central.

Certain Women

BFI LFF: 'Certain Women' scoops top prize; 2016 attendance breaks record

15-Oct-2016 | By

LFF Awards winners include Kelly Reichardt; audience attendance increases 18% from 2015 to record-breaking 184,700.

Brexit

LFF: Funding, sales, production fears debated in Brexit panel

7-Oct-2016 | By

Panelists spotlighted freedom of movement as one of several concerns about a post-Brexit Britain.

My-Life-as-a-Courgette

Soda takes 'My Life As A Courgette' for UK

7-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Distributor adds feature animation to LFF slate that also includes Toni Erdmann and Paterson.

BFI: 60% of UK films in last 10 years featured no black actors Video

6-Oct-2016 | By

New BFI research reaffirms alarming diversity trends.

The Eagle Huntress

Daisy Ridley-narrated doc 'The Eagle Huntress' gets UK deal

5-Oct-2016 | By

Mongolia-set feature is set to play at London Film Festival.

Hope Dickson Leach

Hope Dickson Leach wins first £50k IWC bursary award

5-Oct-2016 | By

Dickson Leach’s debut feature The Levelling plays in competition at LFF.

LFF: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Abi Morgan among jurors

29-Sep-2016 | By

Michael Sheen will host this year’s London Film Festival awards ceremony.

Danny Perkins

Danny Perkins to deliver PFM keynote

27-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

UK CEO of Studiocanal to open 10th edition of industry event.

LFF NET.WORK filmmakers

BFI reveals LFF NET.WORK participants

27-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Fifteen of Britain’s up and coming film-makers to attend five-day professional development programme.

Peccadillo acquires Israel-UK doc 'Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?'

22-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Heymann Brothers latest feature is set to play at next month’s BFI London Film Festival.

Nicole Kidman Dev Patel

Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel added to LFF Screen Talk line-up

22-Sep-2016 | By

Park Chan-wook also added to line-up; latest Lav Diaz and Errol Morris features join festival programme.

Prevenge

'Prevenge','The Levelling' directors shortlisted for BFI, IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award

20-Sep-2016 | By

A jury featuring John Hurt will decide which film-maker benefits from the $65,000 (£50,000) prize.

Before The Flood

Leonardo Di Caprio doc added to LFF line-up

19-Sep-2016 | By

Before The Flood, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, to get European premiere in London.

David Oyelowo

Oyelowo, Asante, Jenkins to talk at BFI Black Star Symposium

12-Sep-2016 | By

Headlining the BFI London Film Festival’s industry strand, the event will spotlight challenges for black film talent.

Wolf Alice

LFF adds world premiere of Michael Winterbottom's 'On The Road'

8-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Film follows Grammy-nominated British rock band Wolf Alice on tour.

The Birth Of A Nation

BFI London Film Festival reveals 2016 line-up, new riverside venue

1-Sep-2016 | By

La La Land, The Birth Of A Nation, Arrival and Snowden announced as headline galas; new venue to be built on London’s Embankment; official competition will include Elle, Moonlight, Una and Neruda.

LFF to screen ‘The Birth of a Nation’: “We stand by strong filmmaking”

1-Sep-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The BFI London Film Festival is to host the European premiere of Nate Parker’s awards hopeful The Birth Of A Nation.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

'Star Wars' vfx outfit ILM, Joe Wright, Charlie Brooker to speak at LFF Connects

30-Aug-2016 | By

Decorated VFX artist Dennis Muren will discuss his work on the Star Wars franchise during London Film Fesival session.

steve_mcqueen_2011

Steve McQueen to receive BFI Fellowship

24-Aug-2016 | By

The 12 Years A Slave director will be presented with the honour at this year’s LFF awards ceremony.

Lion

Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman drama 'Lion' joins BFI London Film Festival

17-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Stars expected to attend UK premiere of true life survival story.

Free Fire

Ben Wheatley’s 'Free Fire' to close BFI London Film Festival

1-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Action thriller, starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy, to receive European premiere at LFF.

Queen Of Katwe

Mira Nair's 'Queen of Katwe' to get European bow at London Film Festival

13-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Disney and ESPN collaboration starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo will get a gala screening.

A United Kingdom

Amma Asante’s 'A United Kingdom' to open BFI London Film Festival

21-Jun-2016 | By

Drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike to receive European premiere at LFF.

Screen, BFI London Film Festival strike three-year Stars Of Tomorrow partnership

15-May-2016 | By Screen staff

UK and Ireland Screen Stars Of Tomorrow have previously showcased Benedict Cumberbatch, John Boyega and Emily Blunt.

LONDON FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES

Divines

Is Netflix's 'Divines' acquisition a game-changer for indie film?

By Melanie Goodfellow

Camera d’Or winner Divines gets a worldwide release on Netflix in November.

The Levelling

LFF: Wellington Films duo on 'The Levelling', future plans Video

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Co-founders Rachel Robey and Al Clark talk about their latest feature, which plays in LFF’s First Feature competition.

LFF: Benedict Andrews talks sexual abuse drama 'Una'

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Una premeired at Telluride and will play in Official Competition at LFF next month.

LFF focus: diversity, new venues in the spotlight

By Nikki Baughan

In its 60th anniversary year, the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 5-16) is expanding its programme, venues and industry events. Nikki Baughan reports.

LONDON REVIEWS

George Best: All By Himself

'George Best: All By Himself': Review

Dir. Daniel Gordon. UK, 2016, 90 mins.

'76': London Review

Dir: Izu Ojukwu. Nigeria, 2016. 116 mins

The Worldly Girl

'The Worldly Girl': Busan Review

Dir: Marco Danieli, Italy. 2016.

Ethel And Ernest

'Ethel & Ernest': London Review

Dir. Roger Mainwood. UK/Luxembourg, 2016, 94 minutes

A Moving Image

'A Moving Image': London Review

Dir: Shola Amoo. UK, 2016, 74 minutes

Mindhorn

'Mindhorn': London Review

Dir. Sean Foley. UK, 2016, 89 mins.

'Souvenir': London Review

Dir. Bavo Defurne. Belgium-France-Luxembourg, 2016, 90 minutes

Your Name

'Your Name': Busan Review

Dir: Shinkai Makoto. 2016. Japan. 106 mins

On The Road

'On The Road': London Review

Dir. Michael Winterbottom. UK, 2016, 120 mins

Young Offenders

'The Young Offenders': London Review

Dir. Peter Foott. Ireland, 2016, 84 minutes

'An Insignificant Man': Busan Review

Dirs: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla. 2016. India. 95 mins

Pyromaniac

'Pyromaniac': London Review

Dir. Erik Skjoldbjaerg. Norway, 2016. 97mins.

Playground

'Playground': London Review

Dir: Bartosz M. Kowalski. Poland, 2016, 82 mins