The Times bfi 49th London Film Festival has announcedits dates for 2005.

Festival director Sandra Hebron said the event will takeplace from October 19 through to November 3.

Currently scouting for films for this year's programme,Hebron said "Our autumn dates make us ideally positioned to premiere highprofile quality titles due for winter and spring release, and to showcase someof the most hotly anticipated award contenders. This year will also see usbuilding on the development of our services for filmmakers and industry guestswhich we began in 2004, including a focus on co-production opportunities."