62nd BFI London Film Festival announces 2018 dates

The BFI London Film Festival in Partnership with American Express® has confirmed the dates for the Festival’s 62nd edition which will take place at venues across the UK capital from 10 to 21 October 2018.

Submissions for the 2018 BFI London Film Festival are now open. Feature and short films can be submitted through the BFI London Film Festival website at www.bfi.org.uk/lff . The final deadline for short films and features is Monday 15 June 2018.

Films entered through open submissions are eligible for Official Competition, Documentary Competition, First Feature Competition and Short Film Competition, provided they meet the other criteria for these sections and with priority given to European and World Premieres.

Already confirmed for 2018 is the World Premiere of Peter Jackson’s new film, restored and colourised from footage shot during the First World War, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Imperial War Museums.

For this 62nd edition Tricia Tuttle, previously the Deputy Head of Festivals, will serve as the Festival’s Artistic Director, and Anne-Marie Flynn, previously Head of Business & Industry, will be the Festival’s Managing Director. BFI Head of Festivals and the Director of the BFI London Film Festival, Clare Stewart, has taken a year-long sabbatical in 2018 after 6 years at the helm.

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