Running from the 5th of October till 16th, the BFI London Film Festival will showcase 245 feature films on the Festival’s 60th anniversary. Prepare yourself for 193 fiction premieres, 52 documentary features and 18 world premieres alongside 8 international premieres. Indulge yourself in a premier chauffeur service to a premium event. You can book your ride to the event by reaching our main office through 0208 090 4926.

BFI 2016

CONFIRMED LINE-UPS FOR THE HEADLINE GALAS

A Monster Calls ~ Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson, Lewis MacDougall and director J.A. Bayona
A United Kingdom ~ Jack Davenport, Arnold Oceng, James Northcote, Amma Asante, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Laura Carmichael
Free Fire ~ Armie Hammer, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Noah Taylor join Ben Wheatley, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley and Jack Reynor
La La Land ~ Damien Chazelle
Lion ~ Divian Ladwa, Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel and screenwriter Luke Davies
Manchester by The Sea ~ Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and director Kenneth Lonergan
Nocturnal Animals ~ Aaron Taylor~Johnson and director Tom Ford
Queen of Katwe ~  Mira Nair, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga
Snowden ~ Oliver Stone, Joely Richardson
The Birth of a Nation ~ Nate Parker
Their Finest ~ Bill Nighy, Rachael Stirling, Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and director Lone Scherfig

A United Kingdom

Strand Galas

Bleed for This (Thrill) ~ Ben Younger, Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart
Mirzya (Love) ~ Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Saiyami Kher and Harshvardhan Kapoor
Nocturama (Debate) ~ Bertrand Bonello and Finnegan Oldfield
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Cult) ~ André Øvredal
The Handmaiden (Dare) ~ Park Chan~Wook
Toni Erdmann (Laugh) ~ Maren Ade, Sandra Hüller and Trystan Pütter
Trolls (Family) ~ Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn

Nocturama

Official Competition

A Quiet Passion ~ Terence Davies
Brimstone ~ Martin Koolhoven
Clash ~ Mohamed Diab
Elle ~ Paul Verhoeven and Isabelle Huppert
Frantz ~ François Ozon
Goldstone ~ Ivan Sen
Layla M ~ Mijke de Jong, Jan Eilander and Ilias Addab
Moonlight ~ Barry Jenkins, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes and André Holland

A Quiet Passion

Documentary Competition 

All This Panic ~ Jenny Gage
An Insignificant Man ~ Vinay Shukla and Khushboo Ranka
Chasing Asylum ~ Eva Orner
David Lynch ~ The Art Life ~ Jon Nguyen
Lovetrue ~ Alma Har’el
On Call ~ Alice Diop
The Graduation ~ Claire Simon
The Space in Between – Marina Abramovic and Brazil ~ Marco Del Fiol
Tower ~ Keith Maitland and Josephine Mcadam

The Space in Between

First Feature Competition

Chameleon ~ Jorge Riquelme Serrano and Gastón Salgado
A Date for Mad Mary ~ Darren Thornton, Séana Kerslake, Tara Lee and Charleigh Bailey
Divines ~ Houda Benyamina
The Giant ~ Johannes Nyholm
Hedi ~ Mohamed Ben Attia
Lady Macbeth ~ William Oldroyd, Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank and Alice Birch
The Levelling ~ Hope Dickson Leach and Ellie Kendrick
Playground ~ Bartosz M Kowalski
Porto ~ Gabe Klinger, Lucie Lucas
Raw ~ Julia Ducournau and Garance Marillier
What’s in The Darkness ~ Wang Yichun
Wùlu ~ Daouda Coulibaly and Inna Modja

Playground

Short Film Competition

Candy Floss ~ Jed Hart
Ears, Nose and Throat ~ Kevin Jerome Everson
Love ~ Réka Bucsi
The Send Off ~ Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan
The Trembling Giant ~ Patrick Tarrant

Your Mother and I

Themed Strands

 

Cult – From the mind-altering and unclassifiable to fantasy, horror and science fiction

A Dark Song ~ Liam Gavin, Steve Oram amd Catherine Walker
Callback ~ Carles Torras and Martin Bacigalupo
I Am Not a Serial Killer ~ Billy O’brien and Christopher Lloyd
Lake Bodom ~ Taneli Mustonen
Phantasm Remastered ~ Don Coscarelli
The Eyes of My Mother ~ Nicolas Pesce
The Noonday Witch ~ Anna Geislerová

The Noonday Witch

Dare – In-your-face, up-front and arresting films that take you out of your comfort zone

By The Time It Gets Dark ~ Anocha Suwichakornpong
Christine ~ Michael C. Hall
Dearest Sister ~ Mattie Do and Tambet Tuisk
The Death of Louis Xiv ~ Albert Serra
La Noche ~ Edgardo Castro
Ovarian Psycos ~ Maryann Aguirre
Personal Shopper ~ Olivier Assayas
Planetarium ~ Rebecca Zlotowski
The Rehearsal ~ Alison Maclean and Kerry Fox
Scarred Hearts ~ Radu Jude
The Small World of Sammy Lee ~ Julia Foster
Spaceship ~ Alex Taylor, Alexa Davies, Lara Peake, Tallulah Haddon and Lucian Charles Collier
The Untamed ~ Amat Escalante
The Worthy ~ Ali F. Mostafa

Planetarium

Debate – Riveting films that amplify, scrutinise, argue and surprise

A Billion Colour Story ~ N. Padmakumar, Dhruva Padmakumar and Vasuki
A Day for Women ~ Elham Shahin, Nelly Karim, Nahed El Sebaee and Farouk El Fishawy
A Moving Image ~ Shola Amoo
Boundaries ~ Chloé Robichaud
Graduation ~ Cristian Mungiu
Hospital ~ Frederick Wiseman
In The Last Days of the City ~ Tamer El Said, Laila Samy and Khalid Abdalla
Lo and Behold, Reveries of The Connected World ~ Werner Herzog
On The Other Side ~ Zrinko Ogresta
Park ~ Sofia Exarchou
Patient ~ Jorge Caballero
Ten Years ~ Jevons Au
The Day Will Come ~ Jesper W. Nielsen
The Pass ~ Ben A. Williams, Lisa Mcgrillis and Nico Mirallegro
The Revolution Won’t Be Televised ~ Rama Thiaw
The Stopover ~ Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin
The Unknown Girl ~ Jean~Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Worldly Girl ~ Marco Danieli and Sara Serraiocco

Boundaries

Experimenta – Films and videos by artists that transform our experience of seeing moving images

Born in Flames ~ Lizzie Borden
Confessions to The Mirror ~ Sarah Pucill
Dawson City ~ Frozen Time ~ Bill Morrison
Eglantine ~ Margaret Salmon
Exprmntl ~ Brecht Debackere
Further Beyond ~ Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor
Have You Seen My Movie? ~ Paul Anton Smith
I Had Nowhere To Go ~ Douglas Gordon
Moderation ~ Anja Kirschner, Maya Lubinsky
The Illinois Parables ~ Deborah Stratman

Further Beyond

Journey – Whether it’s the journey or the destination, films to transport you and divert your perspective

A Woman’s Life ~ Stéphane Brizé
Daughters of The Dust ~ Julie Dash
Don’t Blink – Robert Frank ~ Laura Israel
George Best ~ All by Himself ~ Daniel Gordon
Letters from Baghdad ~ Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl
Lupe Under the Sun ~ Rodrigo Reyes
Orange Sunshine ~ William Kirkley
Sky Ladder ~ The Art Of Cai Gyo~Qiang ~ Cai Guo~Qiang
Stockholm My Love ~ Mark Cousins and Neneh Cherry
The Bait ~ Buddhadeb Dasgupta
The Innocents ~ Anne Fontaine
The Ornithologist ~ João Pedro Rodrigues
The Red Turtle ~ Michael Dudok De Wit
These Days ~ Giueseppe Piccioni
Those Who Jump ~ Moritz Siebert and Estephan Wagner
Tramontane ~ Vatche Boulghourjian
White Colour Black ~ Joseph Adesunloye and Dudley O’shaughnessy
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? ~ Tomer Heymann

The Ornithologist

Laugh – From laugh-out-loud through romantic comedy to dry and understated – humour in all its forms

Barakah Meets Barakah ~ Mahmoud Sabbagh, Hisham Fageeh and Fatima Al Banawi
Don’t Think Twice ~ Mike Birbiglia
Houston, We Have A Problem! ~ Žiga Virc
Lost in Paris ~ Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon
Mascots ~ Christopher Guest
Mindhorn ~ Sean Foley, Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby, Essie Davis, Robin Morrissey, Jessica Barden and Harriet Walter
Prevenge ~ Alice Lowe
The Last Laugh ~ Ferne Pearlstein
The Young Offenders ~ Peter Foott, Hilary Rose, Alex Murphy and Chris Walley
Women Who Kill ~ Ingrid Jungermann

Women Who Kill

Love – Sweet, passionate, tough – love is a complex and many splendoured thing.

After Love ~ Joachim Lafosse
Ethel &Ernest ~ Roger Mainwood, Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway and Raymond Briggs
Fiore ~ Claudio Giovannesi
I Called Him Morgan ~ Kasper Collin
Indivisible ~ Edoardo De Angelis
Lovesong ~ So Yong Kim
Souvenir ~ Bavo Defurne and Isabelle Huppert
Taekwondo ~ Martín Ignacio Farina
The Dreamed Ones ~ Ruth Beckermann
The Happiest Day in The Life of Olli Mäki ~ Juho Kuosmanen
The Lives of Thérèse ~ Sébastien Lifshitz
The Reunion ~ Jonás Trueba
The Secret Scripture ~ Jim Sheridan
The Son of Joseph ~ Eugène Green
The Wedding Ring ~ Rahmatou Keïta and Magaajyia Silberfeld
You Are My Sunday ~ Milind Dhaimade, Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami and Avinash Tiwary

After Love

Sonic – Music-inspired films and events that will leave you dancing in the aisles

Jewel’s Catch One ~ C. Fitz, Jewel Thais-Williams
London Town ~ Derrick Borte, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dougray Scott, Daniel Huttlestone, Natascha Mcelhone, Nell Williams, Anya Mckenna-Bruce
The Man from Mo’wax ~ Matthew Jones, James Lavelle
Minute Bodies – The Intimate Life of Frank Percy Smith ~ Stuart Staples
On The Road ~ Michael Winterbottom, Wolf Alice
We Are X ~ Stephen Kijak, Yoshiki

The Man from Mo'Wax

Thrill – Nerve-shredders that’ll get your adrenaline pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat.

All of A Sudden ~ Asli Özge
City of Tiny Lights ~ Pete Travis, Riz Ahmed and Cush Jumbo
Dancer ~ Steven Cantor
Dog Eat Dog ~ Paul Schrader
Hell Drivers ~ Peggy Cummins
Interchange ~ Dain Iskandar Said
Kills On Wheels ~ Szabolcs Thuróczy
Le Ciel Flamand ~ Peter Monsaert, Sara Vertongen
The Ghoul ~ Gareth Tunley, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones and Tom Meeten
Trespass Against Us ~ Adam Smith and Michael Fassbender

City of Tiny Lights

Other events

LFF Connects

Creative Technologies, Behind The Magic of ILM ~ Dennis Muren, David Vickery and Kevin Jenkins
LFF Connects Art/Immersive Film ~ Lynette Wallworth
LFF Connects Games ~ David Cage and Jonathan Ross
LFF Connects Music/Performance ~ Dj Yoda, Liam Young and Forest Swords
LFF Connects Television, Black Mirror ~ Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones and Joe Wright
Cast attending includes ~ Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, Gugu Mbatha~Raw, James Norton, Jerome Flynn, Malachi Kirby and Hannah John Kamen

Event type
Film festival

Ticket Prices
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Location
Vue West End
Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7AL

Date
5-16 October

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