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  • A Night of Horror
  • America's Rainbow Film Festival
  • Cairo International Film Festival
  • Document Film Festival
  • El Lugar Sin Límites
  • Feast Festival
  • Foyle Film Festival
  • Gijón International Film Festival
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival
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  • Holebi Filmfestival Vlaams-Brabant
  • Holebi Kort
  • Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • image+nation
  • International Documentary Film Festival: Amsterdam
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival [Interrupted]
  • Premio Maguey
  • QFlix Philadelphia
  • Queer Film Festival Oldenburg: Rollenwechsel
  • Raindance Film Festival
  • Stamped: Pensacola LGBT Film Festival
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
  • TransFormations Film Festival
  • Vinokino Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival

7 - 18 October 2020


Easily one of the world’s most glamorous festivals, the London Film Festival gathers the year’s best of festivals films. Over the years the festival has consulted heavily on its industry reach which led to the creation of the London Production Market in parallel with the festival. LFF is one of Europe’s most important publicity generating festivals.

 


 

 


 

Some of the Films...

  • Panthers
  • Buck
  • Kajillionaire
  • Name of the Son (The)
  • Never Gonna Snow Again
  • Shirley
  • Days
  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
  • Supernova
  • Gimme One
  • Mandem
  • Stray Dogs Come Out at Night
  • If It Were Love
  • I Am Samuel
  • Ammonite
  • Cicada

Our coverage of BFI:London Film Festival 2020 can be found here

Our coverage of BFI:London Film Festival 2019 can be found here

Our coverage of BFI:London Film Festival 2018 can be found here


2020 films...

Feature films…

Laugh

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

Honeymood

Kajillionaire

Never Gonna Snow Again (Śniegu już nigdy nie będzie)

Journey

Whether it’s the journey or the destination, these films transport you and shift your perspective.

Another Round (Druk)

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

A Day-Off for Kasumi Arimura (Arimura Kasumi No Satsukyu)

Genus Pan (Lahi, Hayop)

Gold For Dogs (De l'or pour les chiens)

I Am Samuel

Limbo

Nomadland

Notturno

The Reason I Jump

The Salt in our Waters (Nonajoler Kabbo)

Stray

Eyimofe (This is My Desire)

Dare

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

Bad Tales (Favolacce)

A Common Crime (Un crimen común)

The Intruder

Mogul Mowgli

New Order (Nuevo Orden)

Shirley

Siberia

Wildfire

Create

Films that channel the electricity of the creative process, celebrating artistic expression in all its forms.

David Byrne’s American Utopia

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes

The Disciple

The Painter and the Thief

Striding Into the Wind

Zanka Contact

Love

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

After Love

Ammonite

Cicada

Days (Rizi)

Farewell Amor

Herself

If It Were Love (Si c’était de l’amour)

Supernova

Undine

Cult

From the mind-altering and unclassifiable to fantasy, sci-fi and horror.

Possessor

Relic

Rose: A Love Story

Debate

Riveting films that amplify, scrutinise, argue and surprise.

180° Rule

200 Meters

African Apocalypse

Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares)

Industry

Mangrove

One Man and His Shoes

Shadow Country (Krajina ve stínu)

Time

Ultraviolence 

Family

Films for the young... and young at heart.

Soul

Wolfwalkers 

Treasures

Revived and restored from the world’s archives.

The Cheaters

Chess of the Wind (Shatranj-e Baad)

Friendship’s Death


Short Films…

Kids Will Be Kids

Children worldwide can be unruly, wild and unmanageable. This is all part of growing up, even if it sometimes means going beyond the limits. These films, from the backstreets of Accra in Ghana and the Australian Outback, to rural life in India and Wales, and the dog-eat-dog world of a British estate, perfectly illustrate this. Short films programmed by Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson, Aduke King and Elaine Wong

Bechora

Bitter Sky

Bittu

Chicken

An Everyday Act

Good Night (Da Yie)

My Time to Shine

Whether or not the world is a kind and accepting place, these films present grand visions of strength and self-discovery. And on life’s rocky road, there is something to be said for being certain about the person you are. Short films programmed by Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson, Aduke King and Elaine Wong

Buck

Dungarees

The Name of the Son (El Nombre Del Hijo)

Panthers (Panteres)

Shagbands

Summer Shade

Secrets & Lies

Less peaks, more troughs. Whether it’s secrets or lies, these very personal stories range from the everyday to the far out, with characters who exude resilience and self-determination. Short films programmed by Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson, Aduke King and Elaine Wong

Gramercy

Little Princess (Petite Princesse)

The Spark (Brûle)

Stray Dogs Come Out At Night

Witness

This is the Rhythm of My Life

Music, film, faith, costumes and colour lift our spirits and allow us to dream. Strip them away and life might be simpler, but it's the strength we find in these things that brings us together and, like the characters in these films, makes us eternally interesting. Short films programmed by Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson, Aduke King and Elaine Wong

Asho

Henet Ward

Jambo Cinema

Mother

Mountain Cat (Shiluus)

Salsa

UK Focus

A chance to see some of the best in UK filmmaking talent, with a varied and diverse selection of stories. Crossing genres and styles, from horror and comedy to animation and powerful drama, this is a vital snapshot of new British filmmaking that’s not to be missed. Short films programmed by Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson, Aduke King and Elaine Wong

Dolapo is Fine

Expensive Shit

Good Thanks, You?

Hungry Joe

Mandem

Shuttlecock

Two Single Beds

Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother

We Built A World

In a year that has faced many challenges, we look to the perspectives of those we often do not see. In doing so we hold a mirror up to the world we live in. These films offer a moment to reflect and question, as well as engage with communities and their stories. Short films programmed by Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson, Aduke King and Elaine Wong

#FollowMe

Dafa Metti

A Horse Has More Blood Than A Human

Lizard

Loose Fish

Majority


Expanded

Step into a new dimension of storytelling with XR and Immersive art.

Interactive works

Agence

All Kinds of Limbo

DAZZLE: SOLO

Eldfell

Icarus

Ilios

Madrid Noir

To Miss the Ending

Missing Pictures – Birds of Prey

Proper Motion


360 films

Common Ground (360 Version)

Gimme One

The Martha Street Experience

Odyssey 1.4.9

People2People - Sarah

People2People - Yaakov

Recoding Entropia

Virtual (Black) Reality: Volume 2 - Babs

Virtual (Black) Reality: Volume 2 - Bella

Virtual (Black) Reality: Volume 2 - Kwesi

Virtual (Black) Reality: Volume 2 - ShaNon


Augmented reality installation

Acqua Alta – Crossing the mirror


Experimenta

Films by artists that revolutionise and reshape our vision of cinema.

Sound for the Future

Happy Thuggish Paki


Exposing Territories

These films bear testimony to oppressive histories of confinement, restriction, violence, and their consequences. The artists use artefacts of the past to transform our comprehension of historic injustice and to expose colonial strategies of oppression that sought to destroy cultures. Resistance and creativity inevitably immerge in new vibrant ways.

Apparition

Cage

King of Sanwi

Leave the Edges

The Map Makers

Missing Time

No Archive Can Restore You

Strange Object 


Speculative Futures

This programme considers the futures we might gift, extrapolate or create from our present tensions, through the eyes of those bequeathed. An odyssey of desires from queer to Afrofuturism to the posthuman: all have a stake in this planet and demand a request for a better tomorrow.

Down There the Seafolk Live

The End of Suffering (a proposal)

Ferocious Love

Glenville

Here is the Imagination of the Black Radical

Jello

No Go Backs

Passage

Truth and Kinship