Programme includes 15 free screenings, special events, talks and workshops.
The BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, has announced its education and family programme for the upcoming 56th edition, which runs Oct 10-21.
For young people aged 15+, the education strand features free screenings of films including Michael Winterbottom’s Everyday [pictured], Michel Gondry’s The We And The I and Behn Zeitlin’s Beasts Of The Southern Wild, while there will also be a series of workshops - ranging from primary school through to 15-25 year olds - that will offer activities such as such as creating a Frankenweenie character.
Returning for a second year will be the festival jury project which will invite ten Londoners, aged 18-22, to find out how a festival jury works, with the youth jury viewing the 12 nominees for the festival’s 2012 Sutherland Award and deciding on their own winner. Michael Hayden, festival programmer, will chair the jury.
Clare Stewart, BFI head of exhibition and festival director commented: “BFI London Film Festival has a great tradition of education programming and this year’s selection is diverse, entertaining and will provoke discussion and debate. We are also thrilled to be making the LFF more accessible to families with a dedicated section in this year’s programme for the first time.”
For the full lineup of the education and family programme, visit the festival’s website.