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London Film Fest It's a wrap

On Sunday night we closed the physical and virtual curtains on the 64th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express. This year, the LFF expanded beyond London with premieres online and in cinemas all across the UK. Famous faces were beamed in for introductions, Q&As and events, and we launched a virtual exhibition of XR and immersive art and the first-ever audience awards. Photo courtesy of Paul Hayes.     LFF 2020 by the numbers Over 315,000 attend...

BFI LFF complete programme of Screen Talks and events

  THE 64th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FREE PROGRAMME OF SCREEN TALKS AND EVENTS Speakers include Miranda July, David Byrne, Letitia Wright, Riz Ahmed, Tilda Swinton, Christian Petzold, Michel Franco, Tsai Ming-liang and designer Es Devlin   Events will be delivered virtually and accessible to both UK and international audiences    The 64th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) in partnership with American Express has today announced a programme of Screen Talks and eve...

Youtube BFI LFF screentalk with George Clooney about his career as well as his latest feature THE MIDNIGHT SKY

GEORGE CLOONEY JOINS 64th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL’S SCREEN TALKS PROGRAMME     TO TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY ON SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER AT 16:00   The 64th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) has today announced an exclusive Screen Talk with renowned actor and filmmaker George Clooney. Clooney will discuss his illustrious and varied career, as well as his latest feature THE MIDNIGHT SKY, at the event which will be free to access both in the UK and internationally via the BFI YouTub...

London Fest announces a vibrant programme of 58 films from around the world screening as Virtual Premieres

The Festival opens with the European Premiere of Steve McQueen’s MANGROVE starring Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes and closes with Francis Lee’s AMMONITE starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.   The Festival also announces: A vibrant programme of 58 films from around the world screening to audiences across the whole of the UK as Virtual Premieres A selection of exclusive previews screen in cinemas across the UK A free-to-access programme of selected fe...

LFF Expanded – new strand of XR and immersive art announced for 64th BFI London Film Festival

LFF also announces the creation of a bespoke virtual exhibition space to house LFF Expanded in 2020, and a new partnership with the National Theatre. © Simon Sorted The BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, today announces LFF Expanded, the festival’s new dedicated strand of XR and immersive art. Using cinema as a jumping off point, LFF Expanded will be an expans...

Francis Lee's Ammonite starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan to close LFF 2020

  The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year’s closing film will be the biopic Ammonite, directed by Francis Lee, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan and produced by See-Saw Films. The film will receive its UK premiere on Saturday 17 October and will be available to UK audiences at cinemas across UK, who will also enjoy a virtual introduction from Lee and key cast. In the 1...

Steve McQueen's Mangrove to open LFF 2020

           The 64th BFI London Film Festival s is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Film will be Mangrove, directed by the multi-award-winning visual artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, starring Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes and Malachi Kirby.   Marking 50 years since the events depicted in the film, Mangrove tells the true story of the Mangrove 9, the group of Black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970 and...

BFI London Film Festival announces a new format for its 2020 edition

The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today reveals its plans to deliver an edition of the Festival from 7-18 October 2020. In the most accessible version of the festival to UK audiences yet, film lovers will be given an opportunity to connect for a unique and innovative festival experience, enjoying both live and digital screenings across the 12 days of the Festival. Adapting to the extraordinary challenges of the year, the Festival will deliver up to 50 Virt...

"The Irishman" - Press Conference - LFF 2019 Video

Join us and see our press conference coverage for "The Irishman" closing film for the BFI 63rd London Film Festival. Hosted by Tricia Tuttle, Festival Director, attended by Martin Scorcese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Jane Rosenthal #martinscorcese #robertdeniro #alpacino #theirishman  Why did it take so long to make this project happen, you ve known each other for decades... "We decided we had to do something together, it was it 200...

2019 competition winners announced at 63rd BFI London Film Festival

Monos (2019) And the winners are… The BFI London Film Festival 2019 Competition sections showcase an incredibly diverse range of talent from Britain and across the world; over 60% of the films in Competition across all sections are from a female director or co-director, with 16 countries represented across the producers and co-producers. Building on the success of last year’s new approach, placing audiences at the heart of the awards ceremony, the Competition sections seek to h...

"Vivarium" - Red Carpet - Imogen Poots and Jonathan Aris - BFI London Film Festival 2019

Filmfestivals.com speaks to Imogen Poots and Jonathan Aris about "Vivarium" at the Red Carpet Event - Curzon Soho in London The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Festival this year. #vivarium #imogenpoots #jonathanaris #bfilondonfilmfestival   ...

BFI London Film Festival 2019 Red Carpet - The May Fair Hotel Gala Film "Marriage Story"

Ray Liotta - "Marriage Story" Red Carpet - Photo by filmfestivals.com Join us at The BFI London Film Festival with th May Fair Hotel Gala Film "Marriage Story" Red Carpet at Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square in London - Ray Liotta - Laura Dern - Adam Driver - David Heyman #bfilondonfilmfestival #rayliotta #adamdriver   Ray Liotta "Marriage Story" Red Carpet - Photos by Fabiola Bonnot for filmfestivals.com David Heyman - Producer - "Marriage Stor...

BFI London Film Festival 2019 Red Carpet - Opening Film "The Personal History of David Copperfield"

The BFI London Film Festival has kicked off with "The Personal History of David Copperfield" - Red Carpet at Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square in London - Hugh Laurie - Dev Patel #bfilondonfilmfestival #devpatel   ...

BFI London Film Festival - "The Personal History of David Copperfield" - Q&A Session

Photo - Lionsgate Q&A session of "The Personal History of David Copperfield" open this year for the BFI 63rd London Film Festival.  Hoste by Tricia Tuttle, Festival Director, with writer/director Armando Iannucci and producer Kevin Loader     ...

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival opens today!

Dev Patel - Photo by filmfestivals.com The BFI London Film Festival kicks off today, October 2, with "The Personal History of David Copperfield" A lot of the cast was here tonight on the red carpet at the Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square in London, including Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Hugh Laurie, Rosalind Eleazar and Nikki Amura-Bird.     Morfyyd Eleazar - filmfestivals.com Hugh Laurie - filmfestivals.com Other filmfestivals.com coverage for "The Person...

Discover new films by female filmmakers at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival

Judy & Punch (2019) Senior Programmer Kate Taylor introduces the list of women in the director’s chair at this year’s Festival. The programme has been announced, the statistics digested, and now the good stuff starts, the chance to see and discuss the films in the Festival. Forty percent of the films in the LFF may have female directors, but who are all these women and what have they made? An exciting trend across the Festival is the high number of feature films fro...

Competition juries announced for 63rd BFI London Film Festival

This year’s Jury Presidents at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival are Wash Westmoreland, Jessica Hausner, Yance Ford and Jacqui Davies. The 63rd BFI London Film Festival has announced its jury line-up for this year’s Festival Awards. The Official Competition jury is led by acclaimed Colette (LFF 2018) and Still Alice director Wash Westmoreland, whose latest film Earthquake Bird screens in this year’s Festival; the First Feature Competition (Sutherland Award) jury w...

International filmmakers and stars confirmed to attend the 63rd BFI London Film Festival

Dev Patel as David Copperfield in The Personal History of David Copperfield Acting and Performing talent recently confirmed include: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Darren Boyd, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper, Rosalind Eleazar, Bronagh Gallagher, Aimee Kelly, Anna Maxwell Martin, Dev Patel, Jairaj Varsani, Paul Whitehouse, Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Jamie Blackley, Dinita Gohil, Tim Key, Ollie Locke, Pearl Mackie, Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe, Ray Liotta, Bárbara Colen, James Turpin, Mia Wasiko...

Where creation begins: A deep dive into Experimenta at the LFF

Unheimlich II: Astarti   From a trance-like journey into creation to the heart-spilling sounds of Spanish divas, this year’s Experimenta programme finds artist-filmmakers looking beyond the surface of things to find new depths and resonances. It’s hardly a surprise that this year’s LFF has many films that deal with the state of the world and its people, whether politics or the environment, personal stories or imaginative reinterpretations. The Experimenta strand is no...

Late additions announced for 63rd BFI London Film Festival

Just Mercy (2019)   The Festival additions include Screen Talks with Michael B. Jordan and Céline Sciamma, and five new films: Waves, Just Mercy, The Friend, Harriet and Wasp Network. The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce new Screen Talks with Michael B. Jordan and Céline Sciamma, alongside previously announced Lukas Moodysson, Kim Longinotto and Rian Johnson. William Nicholson and Atom Egoyan are announced for LFF ...

Meet the programming team for the 63rd BFI London Film Festival

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express®, will take place in venues across the UK capital from 2-13 October 2019. We are delighted to introduce the full programming team who have worked on the 2019 edition.   LFF Core Programming Team Tricia Tuttle is Director of BFI Festivals following her role as Artistic Director of the 62nd Edition of the BFI London Film Festival and five successful years a...

63rd BFI London Film Festival announces 2019 Official Competition selection

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce the contenders for the Best Film Award in this year’s Official Competition selection. The 2019 nominated films showcase an incredible range of filmmaking talent from across the world; 60% of the films are from a female director or co-director with 16 countries represented across the producers and co-producers.  The 10 films in Official Competition are: Fanny Lye Deliver’d (...

63rd BFI London Film Festival American Express Gala is European Premiere of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s American Express Gala will be Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce Knives Out, written and directed by Rian Johnson, and starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Colette, Katherine Langford and Christopher Plummer, will be this year’s American Expre...

International premiere of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman to close 63rd BFI London Film Festival

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Closing Night gala will be Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The Irishman (2019) - Credit: Courtesy of Netflix The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that The Irishman will be this year’s Closing Night Gala, which is directed by one of the true giants of cinema Martin Scorsese and starring Academy Award wi...

European premiere of Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield to open 63rd BFI London Film Festival

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Night gala will be Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield.   The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)   The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Night gala will be The Personal History of David Copperfield, directed by the multi-award-wi...

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