62nd BFI London Film Festival announces full 2018 programme!

The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® has today announced its full 2018 programme, which features a diverse selection of 225 feature films from both established and emerging talent.

Running from 10 to 21 October 2018, the 12 day celebration will host 21 World Premieres, 9 International Premieres and 29 European Premieres, with the 225 feature programme including 46 documentaries, 4 animations, 18 archive restorations and 7 artists’ moving image features. The programme also includes 160 short films, with 77 countries represented across the programme.

Acting Artistic Director of Festivals for British Film Institute, Tricia Tuttle, also announced some positive stats on female filmmakers in this year’s programme, with a total of 149 films – 38% of all films in the festival – having been directed or co-directed by women.

The Festival will partner with a host of London cinemas, with its films playing on 18 screens at 13 venues across the capital: BFI Southbank, BFI IMAX, Ciné Lumière, Cineworld Leicester Square, Curzon Mayfair, Curzon SohoEmbankment Garden Cinema, ICA, Picturehouse Central, Prince Charles Cinema, Rich Mix, Vue Leicester Square and for the first time, Odeon Tottenham Court Road.

Several key events will also be cinecast to cinema venues around the UK, including the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD, which will be simultaneously screened, in 2D and 3D to cinemas and special venues across the UK, and for the first time ever, an LFF premiere outside London – the LFF Special Presentation of Mike Leigh’s PETERLOO, which will take place at HOME, Manchester.

Alongside the Galas, Special Presentations and films in Competition, the Festival will show a thrilling range of new world cinema in sections Love, Debate, Laugh, Dare, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Experimenta, Family and Create – which provide pathways for audiences to navigate the extensive programme.



Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive, BFI said:

Opening doors for everyone is at the heart of the BFI’s purpose and the BFI London Film Festival is the ultimate platform for filmmakers, established and new, to showcase their latest work to audiences in a city renowned for welcoming cosmopolitan creativity.  The Festival’s great programme always challenges our global perspective with fresh ideas and viewpoints, something so valuable at this extraordinary moment when we, as a nation are so engaged in a passionate debate about the UK’s future.”


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