The BFI London Film Festival (LFF) will hold its 65th edition from October 6 to 17, 2021.
The festival has also confirmed its submissions deadline of Thursday June 17 at 5pm BST, for features and short films. Submissions are now open for UK shorts and features, and international short films.
Details of the format for the festival will be released in the coming months.
LFF held its first hybrid edition in October 2020, combining in-cinema experiences across the UK with an online edition via BFI Player.
LFF 2020 held 54 virtual premieres and 17 in-cinema premieres at the BFI Southbank in London and 12 partner venues across the UK. 40% of that audience came from outside of London. It opened with Mangrove, one of five films from Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology.
Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round won the audience award for best film; with the £50,000 IWC Schaffhausen filmmaker bursary going to Wildfire director Cathy Brady.