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Meet the programming team for the 63rd BFI London Film Festival

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express®, will take place in venues across the UK capital from 2-13 October 2019. We are delighted to introduce the full programming team who have worked on the 2019 edition.   LFF Core Programming Team Tricia Tuttle is Director of BFI Festivals following her role as Artistic Director of the 62nd Edition of the BFI London Film Festival and five successful years a...

63rd BFI London Film Festival announces 2019 Official Competition selection

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce the contenders for the Best Film Award in this year’s Official Competition selection. The 2019 nominated films showcase an incredible range of filmmaking talent from across the world; 60% of the films are from a female director or co-director with 16 countries represented across the producers and co-producers.  The 10 films in Official Competition are: Fanny Lye Deliver’d (...

63rd BFI London Film Festival American Express Gala is European Premiere of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s American Express Gala will be Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce Knives Out, written and directed by Rian Johnson, and starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Colette, Katherine Langford and Christopher Plummer, will be this year’s American Expre...

International premiere of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman to close 63rd BFI London Film Festival

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Closing Night gala will be Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The Irishman (2019) - Credit: Courtesy of Netflix The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that The Irishman will be this year’s Closing Night Gala, which is directed by one of the true giants of cinema Martin Scorsese and starring Academy Award wi...

European premiere of Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield to open 63rd BFI London Film Festival

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Night gala will be Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield.   The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)   The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Night gala will be The Personal History of David Copperfield, directed by the multi-award-wi...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 16 - Closing night gala of Nowhere Boy

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Footage from the Closing Night Gala of "Nowhere Boy"  featuring interview with Kristin Scott Thomas, Aaron Johnson, Anne-Marie Duff, Thomas Sangster, David Morrissey, Matt Greenhalgh &  Sam Taylor-Wood              Kristin Scott Thomas at the premiere of Nowhere Boy Getty Images   Official London Film Festival Vodcast - Day 15 - kewego Catch up with all the action from Day 15 of The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 15

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Footage from the London Film Festival awards featuring Souleymane Cissé & John Hurt, who won BFI Fellowships awards, along with Alfonso Cuaron, Paul King, Anjelica Huston & Jordan Scott. Official London Film Festival Vodcast - Day 16 - kewego We catch up with the cast and crew of Nowhere Boy at the Closing Night Gala of the London Film Festival.   ...

London Film Festival Audiences Surpass Previous Years

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Yesterday, The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival rounded off another highly successful year with the world premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood’s NOWHERE BOY. This year’s Festival hosted 193 feature films and 113 short films from 46 countries including 15 world premieres. There were 515 screenings and 553 filmmakers, with 277 of the filmmakers from outside the UK.  With 874 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and reports the high...

London Film Festival announces winners

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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival announced its winners at the high profile awards ceremony held at London's Inner Temple this evening.  Hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini, the six awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.   BEST FILM In recognition of original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking, the new award for Best Film was judged by an international jury chaired by Anjelica Huston and fellow jurors J...

Day 14 of the London Film Festival Official Vodcast

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  Juno Temple at the premiere of Glorious 39 Getty Image   Highlights from yesterday include;  Footage from the “Glorious 39” premiere featuring interviews with director Stephen Poliakoff, Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Juno Temple, Jenny Agutter, David Tennant & Toby Regbo Interview with writer/director of “Forbidden Door” - Joko Anwar Interview with writer/director of “Plan B”  - Marco Berger Interview with Jane Birkin who stars in “Around a Small...

We speak to the director of Bunny and the Bull : Paul King

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We speak to the director of Bunny and the Bull. Fans of The Mighty Boosh rejoiced at the news that series director Paul King was turning his gaze to the big screen. Featuring predictably great comic turns from Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt and Richard Ayoade, Bunny and the Bull is sure to please the legions of Boosh obsessives out there. But King is by no means playing it safe in his transition to feature directing, as he explained when we met this week. Did you always imagine ...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 13

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Ang Lee at the premiere of Taking Woodstock (Photo: Getty Images)   Video highlights from yesterday include; Taking Woodstook premiere, featuring interviews with Ang Lee, Imelda Staunton & James Schamus Interview with Gabriele Salvatores director of "As God Commands" Interview with writer/director of "Regrets" -Cédric Kahn Interview with writer/director of "Lebanon" - Samuel Maoz Footage from the Film Credit Crunch Event at the BFI, ...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 12

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Highlights from yesterday include; •    The Surprise Film – Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” introduced by Sandra Hebron •    Footage from the Brightwide presents... A special screening of No One Knows About Persian Cats, featuring interviews with director Bahman Ghobadi and the Brightwide fonder Colin Firth. •    Cracks premiere featuring interviews with Eva Green, Jordan Scott, Imogen Poots, Juno Temple and Ridley Scott •    Interview with Producer ...

Interview with Clive Owen at the BFI London Film Festival

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It's the BFI London Film Festival and I'm at the BFI Southbank to meet Clive Owen. We can all just google Clive Owen to read about his achievements as a BAFTA, Golden Globe winner and for his extensive work in the film and tv industry. Therefore I thought I should pick out some goodies from the interview, that you don't read about everywhere else... Born 1964 in Coventry, Clive Owen was a man who didn't have it all set in his early life. With a father who left the family when Owen was three...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 11

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Highlights from yesterday include; Footage from the Wallace & Gromit's 20th Anniversary featuring interview with Nick Park. Interview with Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas directors of American: The Bill Hicks Story at the Filmmakers Afternoon Tea. David Morrissey interview at the premiere of his film “Don’t Worry About Me” also featuring interviews with Helen Elizabeth & James Brough A Prophet premiere featuring interviews with the director Jacques Audiard and writer Abdel Raouf Dafri ...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 10

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Highlights from Friday include; Footage from the Archive Gala featuring an intro with Robin Baker the Head Curator at BFI National Archive Bunny And The Bull Premiere featuring interviews with Paul King, Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby, Noel Fielding & Julian Barratt Interview with Gabourey Sidibe, star of Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 10 - kewego Catch up with the events from Day 10 of The Times BFI 53rd London Fil...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 9

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Highlights from yesterday include: Footage of the gala screening of CHLOE, featuring interview from the director Atom Egoyan, Amanda Seyfried & Juliana Moore KICKS premiere featuring interview with director Lindy Heymann, Kerrie Hayes, Nichola Burley& Jamie Doyle Interview with the directors of Mugabe and the White African, Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson at the Film makers afternoon tea, Footage from the "London Moves Me" Outdoor Screening at Trafalgar Square Official London Fi...

George Clooney hits a hat trick in London Festival

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George Clooney has three films showing in London Film Festival. He takes his red carpet duty very seriously, and, despite  his girlfriend presence, seems to indulge himself pleasing all the ladies around with smiles and autographs.    ...

Men who stare at Goats - The London Film Festival

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Well, what can you say when you've got  George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor and Kevin Spacey in one film.  Add to that a comedy based on life being stranger than fiction. The movie is inspired by UK journalist, Jon Ronsons non-fiction best seller, exploring the bizarre activities of a secret, elite division of the US military trained in psychic powers and psychological warfare' techniques.  It is a roller coaster ride through a quirky, crazy, absurd, nostalgic adventure that amuse...

Power to the Pixel: The Brave New World of Cross Media: Like it or not, there's no going back

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The Brave New World of Cross Media:  Like it or not, there's no going back - Power to the Pixel in conjunction with the London Film Festival Anyone in the Entertainment industry who does not already use cross-media/ mixed media/ new media or any of several terms used; owes it to themselves to attend a conference like the Power to the Pixel, held in London last week in conjunction with the London Film Festival. The massive paradigm change that is going on is clearly the equivalent to the m...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 8

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The Boys Are Back Gala premiere, featuring interview with Clive Owen, Geroge Mackay and director Scott Hicks Footage from the “Snipping Away at the Celluloid Ceiling” event - A panel of brilliant filmmaking talent discuss the notion of a female aesthetic in their work and explore the reality of how women operate in today's film world. Interview with Michael Haneke director of White Ribbon The Scouting Book For Boys premiere, featuring interviews with the director Tom Harper & Thomas Turg...

Day 7 of the London Film Festival Official Vodcast

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Highlights from yesterday include: The MasterCard premiere of An Education featuring interviews with the director Lone Scherfig, Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan and writer Nick Hornby. Hans-Christian Schmid & Kerry Fox Interview for Storm Jez Lewis interview, director of Shed Your Tears and Walk Away The Filmmakers afternoon tea, featuring interviews with the director of Balibo, Robert Connolly and actor Anthony LaPaglia, Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 7 - kewego Catch...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast - Day 6

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Highlights from last night include; Sarah Turner Q&A, the director of Perestroika The premiere of "The Informant" featuring interview with the director, Steven Soderbergh Interview with Jane Campion, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox & Antonia Campbell-Hughes and The Centrepiece Gala Of "Bright Star" presented by the Mayor of London.     Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 6 - kewego Catch up with the events from...

We catch up in London with Cristian Mungiu, the director of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.

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Cristian Mungiu returns to the Festival with Tales from the Golden Age, a comic creation from a collective of Romanian directors which takes a darkly ironic look at Romania under the Ceaucescu regime and the idiocies of daily life in a dictatorship.   What was the idea behind the making of this film? People answer these questions very easily, but actually what happened was that I was travelling a lot in festivals with my first film, and I was seeing lots of people my ag...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast - Day 5

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Highlights from last night include The second filmmakers afternoon tea, with interviews with Cristian Mungiu director of Tales from The Golden Age, Peter Esmonde director of Trimpin: The Sound of Invention, Rumle Hammerich director of Headhunter Emily Watson interview, at the premiere of Cold Souls From Time To Time premiere with interview with Juliana Fellowes Jean-Pierre Jeunet interview, director of MICMACS   Official London Fil...

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