Tricia Tuttle

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Tricia Tuttle

The BFI London Film Festival has confirmed the programme structure and venues for its 2022 edition, with some 160 feature films to play at 18 cinemas across the UK.

Eight of the venues are in London, including the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, which will again host the red carpet Gala events; and the flagship BFI Southbank, which will host the Competition and LFF Series screenings. 

Scroll down for the full list of venues

The six further London partner venues include Curzon cinemas in Soho and Mayfair; while the 10 cinemas outside of the capital include Nottingham’s Broadway, Manchester’s HOME, Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema, the Edinburgh Filmhouse and Cardiff’s Chapter.

The 2022 festival will run from October 5-16, with the full programme launch on Thursday, September 1. New artwork has been designed for the event, shown below.

It will also include eight new series, six Screen Talks with leading industry figures, a return of the LFF Expanded strand for immersive and XR projects, and the annual industry programme for accredited attendees.

The BFI Player will host a programme of 25 films from the festival, available from October 14-23.


Source: BFI

BFI LFF 2022 artwork

Tricia Tuttle will lead the event in her fifth year as director of BFI Festivals; with American Express returning as the headline sponsor.

BFI London Film Festival 2022 venues

BFI Southbank

Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

Curzon Soho

Curzon Mayfair

Institute of Contemporary Arts

Odeon Luxe West End

Londoner Hotel

Prince Charles Cinema

Broadway (Nottingham)

Chapter (Cardiff)

Edinburgh Filmhouse (Edinburgh)

Glasgow Film Theatre (Glasgow)

HOME (Manchester)

MAC (Birmingham)

Queens Film Theatre (Belfast)

Showroom (Sheffield)

Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle)

Watershed (Bristol)