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London Film Festival 2022

Our essential guide to 2022’s nationwide festival

Phil de Semlyen
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Phil de Semlyen

This year’s BFI London Film Festival will kick off with as close to a sure bet as you can get: ‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical’ – currently packing audiences as a West End musical – will also pack ‘em in its new movie form at the Royal Festival Hall on October 5. It’ll be the film’s world premiere.

From there, the UK’s primo film festival will continue its post-pandemic revival in fine style with 11 days and nights of galas, screenings, events, shindigs and film-related happenings around London and other cities around the UK. It’s the most democratic of the world’s big film festivals, with tickets readily available to the public and simultaneous screenings taking its galas out to movielovers nationwide. 

What is the BFI London Film Festival?

Now in its 66th year, the London Film Festival is the UKs biggest film fest – an annual showcase for the best in premieres, new movies, restored works from the BFI archives, short films, virtual reality XR experiences, talks, panels and parties. 

When is the London Film Festival 2022?

This year’s LFF runs from Wednesday October 5 to Sunday October 16. 

Where is the London Film Festival Held?

The London Film Festival’s permanent base is on London’s Southbank at the Royal Festival Hall and BFI Southbank, with screenings also taking place in cinemas across London and around the UK.

What to see at the London Film Festival?

The full programme is launched on September 1. The world premiere of ‘Matilda the Musical’ is the opening night gala on October 5.

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