BFI announces full programme for London Film Festival

The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express has revealed its full programme.

The highly coveted 12 day celebration of the richness of international film will feature  a diverse selection of 225 feature films from both established and emerging talent.

The line-up includes 46 documentaries,  4 animations, 18 archive restorations and 7 artists’ moving image features.

The programme also includes 160 short films, and 77 countries  are represented across short film and features.

The Festival will celebrate the highest creative achievements of British and international filmmakers in its competitive sections, applauding extraordinary storytelling and inventive filmmaking across all the categories. The
winners in each competition will be selected by hand-picked juries, and for the first time this year, the winners will be revealed in front of a public audience on the evening of Saturday, October 20.

Each winning film will be presented as a surprise screening in each category at Vue Leicester Square, preceded on stage by the presentation of the Festival’s official award, the bronze Star of London, in the presence of Artistic Director Tricia Tuttle, the President of the jury and the winning filmmaker. This places audiences at the very the heart of the awards celebration and encourages them to experiment and see the very best new films, without knowing what they are in advance.

Audiences will once again have the opportunity to hear some of the world’s creative leaders through the Festival’s acclaimed talks’ series LFF Connects,.

The line-up this year includese Keira Knightley , Alfonso Cuarón, David Hare, Lee Chang-dong and Simon Amstell, with more to be announced.

BFI Members’  can book priority tickets at  10am on 6th September with tickets on general sale at 10am, on 13th September.

To book tickets call 020 7928 3232 or go online at www.bfi.org.uk/lff