London Film Festival
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London Film Festival 2013
The London Film Festival is the capital’s flagship film extravaganza, the crown jewels in the movie calendar. The fifty-seventh BFI London Film Festival arrives in the city on Wednesday October 9, bringing the most-talked about films from Summer’s big international film festivals – many of them months ahead of their release dates – and a generous handful of swanky gala premieres. There will also be short films, experimental works, restored classics and plenty of talks, workshops and Q&As with filmmakers and actors.
Wondering how you can make the most of it? Take a look at our London Film Festival FAQs page, or browse the films we're most excited about below.
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Every week, we round up the best film events happening outside London’s multiplexes, from major international film festivals to classic seasons at the BFI, from double bills and all-nighters to one-off screenings and in person Q&As with stars, filmmakers or experts. London also has a thriving DIY film club scene in pubs, restaurants, galleries and pop-up venues, and in the summer months you’ll find a wealth of outdoor screenings in parks and gardens across the city.
When is the London Film Festival?
The LFF takes place from October 9-20.
Where is the London Film Festival?
A range of venues host the LFF: Leicester Square’s Vue Odeon will be taking part, along with the BFI Southbank and a variety of other cinemas including the Ritzy in Brixton, the Rio in Dalston, the Hackney Picturehouse and the Ciné Lumière in Kensington.
When can I buy LFF tickets?
Tickets for the London Film Festival go on sale in mid-September for the general public, or a week earlier for BFI members. Book them online or via the BFI’s phone line.
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