The BFI London Film Festival (LFF) will feature a much expanded programme of VR, immersive, and interactive projects in its 2020 edition which will run from October 7-18.
There will also be a greater focus on TV projects, both web series and high-end dramas across the festival progrmame, said organisers. The spotlight will also fall on experiential projects and collaborations between artists from different sectors.
A new headline Gala will be dedicated to one of these new projects.
”Film festivals are well placed to explore the evolution of moving image,” said LFF festival director Tricia Tuttle. “While this will be an international programme, the UK is bursting with innovators, we look forward to showing their work here, and offering a new platform where audiences can engage with different kinds of moving image-based storytelling, fiction and non-fiction”.
Additionally, the LFF is enhancing its industry programme to place a greater emphasis on showcasing emerging UK creative talent and in-progress projects, alongside its regular programme of talks with industry experts.
This year there will be a focus on international professionals seeking collaboration with UK talent and partners.
Details are not yet available on the exact form the in-progress section will take or the number of projects it will feature.
The festival will also substantially expand its ‘LFF for Free’ programme of talks, screenings and events, which launched last year.