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The cast and crew of'Breathe' at BFI London Film Festival
The cast and crew of ‘Breathe’ at BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival confirmed the dates for the Festival’s 65th edition which will take place from the October 6th to 17th, 2021, following a highly successful hybrid edition in 2020, which combined in-cinema experiences at partner venues UK-wide and an online edition for audiences at home.

The final deadline for features and short films is Thursday 17th June at 5pm BST.

Each year the BFI London Film Festival presents a selection of the best in world cinema, showing audiences a wide array of films, representing a variety of languages, genres and filmmaking styles. The BFI LFF showcases exceptional British filmmaking alongside international work, and the program spans features, shorts, fiction, documentary, artists’ moving image, restorations, animation, and films for families, alongside titles destined for awards-season glory.

The 64th edition of the festival, which took place in October last year, was more accessible to audiences around the UK than ever, with 54 virtual premieres and 17 in-cinema premieres at BFI Southbank and 12 partner cinemas across the country. The Festival achieved audiences of over 141,253 for both physical and virtual screenings and XR program attendances across public, education and press and industry screenings.

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