The Times BFI London Film Festival has announced the dates for its 51st event, Oct 17- Nov 1, 2007.

'Whilst the Festival will present quality films which otherwise would not be seen in the UK, our autumn dates make us ideally positioned to premiere high profile quality titles due for winter and spring release, as well as to showcase some of the most hotly anticipated awards contenders,' said artistic director Sandra Hebron. 'After the success of the 50th anniversary and the confidence shown in the Festival, we are looking forward to the next half century and in the coming weeks we will be announcing more specific plans, including our enhanced industry programme.'

The line-up will be announced in September.