London Film Festival 2020

Our essential guide to 2020’s new-look hybrid festival

London Film Festival 2016

The BFI London Film Festival is the biggest, brightest and best event in the capital’s film-going calendar. In the spirit of the year to date, this October’s incarnation is slightly different from past years, with a significant virtual element augmenting fewer-than-normal physical screenings.

But fear not, it’s still a killer line-up and a more geographically diverse fest: the LFF has gone UK-wide with screenings across the country. It runs from October 7-18 and boasts the latest movies from filmmakers like Chloé Zhao, Steve McQueen and ‘God’s Own Country’ director Francis Lee. There are also plenty of Q&As to get stuck into, as well as short films, talks and a new XR (extended reality) dimension. Here’s your full guide to the London Film Festival 2020. 

London Film Festival 2020: all you need to know

11 movies to see at the BFI London Film Festival 2020
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11 movies to see at the BFI London Film Festival 2020

The new-look LFF offers films for all tastes. Festival director Tricia Tuttle picks a few doozies to look out for

London Film Festival 2019: all you need to know

How to get LFF 2019 tickets
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How to get LFF 2019 tickets

Essential dates, bookings and discounts

The films you need to see at this year’s festival
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The films you need to see at this year’s festival

Get your diary out and take your pick of our festival highlights

The ten best things to do at the BFI London Film Festival (that are totally free)
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The ten best things to do at the BFI London Film Festival (that are totally free)

Fancy a career as a movie critic? Got film-loving kids to entertain? These LFF events are for you

Armando Iannucci on Dickens and British politics
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Armando Iannucci on Dickens and British politics

The director on his new take on ‘David Copperfield’ and the Tao of Dominic Cummings

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Meet the 16-year-old actor making waves at this year’s LFF
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Meet the 16-year-old actor making waves at this year’s LFF

Everything you need to know about Bukky Bakray, the east Londoner starring in Hackney-set gem ‘Rocks’

Time Out’s London Film Festival Gala is a horror movie starring R-Patz
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Time Out’s London Film Festival Gala is a horror movie starring R-Patz

The facial hair is worth the price of a ticket alone

Doff your cap! Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ is opening the London Film Festival
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Doff your cap! Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ is opening the London Film Festival

The eagerly awaited Charles Dickens adaptation will get things underway

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ is closing this year’s BFI London Film Festival
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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ is closing this year’s BFI London Film Festival

Leicester Square shine boxes will be doing a roaring trade on October 13