BFI London Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: BFI London Film Festival
SINCE: 1956
WHERE: London, England, UK
WEBSITE: www.bfi.org.uk/lff
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: BFI London Film Festival is an iconic international Fim festival that supports London’s position as the world’s leading creative city. It presents the best new British and international Films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. It provides career-enabling opportunities for British and international Filmmakers through its industry and awards programs.

PHILOMENA Starring Judi Dench to UK Premiere at BFI London Film Festival

PHILOMENA Starring Judi Dench to UK Premiere at BFI London Film Festival

PHILOMENA

The 57th BFI London Film Festival American Express Gala will take place on Wednesday 16 October at the Odeon Leicester Square with the UK Premiere of Stephen Frears’ PHILOMENA, described as the moving, funny and at times shocking true story of one woman’s search for her lost son. Academy Award ® winner Judi Dench plays the title role, with BAFTA winner Steve Coogan as Martin Sixsmith. The screenplay is written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, based on the book “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee” by Martin Sixsmith. Pathé release the film in UK cinemas on 1 November 2013.

Tom Hanks Films to Open and Close BFI London Film Festival

Tom Hanks Films to Open and Close BFI London Film Festival

Tom Hanks CAPTAIN PHILLIPS to open, SAVING MR. BANKS to close 57th BFI London Film FestivalTom Hanks CAPTAIN PHILLIPS to open, SAVING MR. BANKS to close 57th BFI London Film Festival

The 57th BFI London Film Festival will open on Wednesday 9 October with the European Premiere of CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Supremacy) and starring two time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia). The festival will close on Sunday 20 October with the European Premiere of SAVING MR. BANKS, described as the extraordinary untold story of how one of the most beloved tales of all time, Mary Poppins, was brought to the big screen. SAVING MR. BANKS is directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and also stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and two-time Academy Award- winner Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, The Remains of the Day, Howards End) as the London based author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers.

We Need To Talk About Kevin Wins Best Film at BFI London Film Festival

We Need To Talk About Kevin Wins Best Film at BFI London Film Festival

Tilda Swinton’s latest film, We Need To Talk About Kevin, took the top prize at The 55th BFI London Film Festival. The film adapted from Lionel Shriver’s popular 2003 novel is about an American woman, Eva (Tilda Swinton), suffering from the fallout of a terrible crime committed by her teenage son, Kevin (Ezra Miller). BEST FILM: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, directed by Lynne RamsayOn behalf of the jury John Madden (Chair) said: “This […]

55th BFI London Film Festival Release Shortlist for 2011 Festival Awards

55th BFI London Film Festival Release Shortlist for 2011 Festival Awards

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, Lynne Ramsay

The 55th BFI London Film Festival announced the shortlists and juries for the 2011 Festival Awards, which will take place at LSO St Luke’s on 26 October.

At this year’s ceremony, the BFI will bestow its highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, on Canadian filmmaker David Cronenber and British actor Ralph Fiennes. {jathumbnail off}

The Deep Blue Sea to close the 2011 BFI London Film Festival

The Deep Blue Sea to close the 2011 BFI London Film Festival

The 55th BFI London Film Festival will close on Thursday 27 October with the UK premiere of Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea. Set in post-war Britain, this deeply moving story is an adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s classic play. Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) leads a privileged life in 1950s London as the beautiful wife of high court judge Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale). To the shock of those around her, she walks out of […]

Fernando Meirelles’s 360 to open the 2011 BFI London Film Festival

Fernando Meirelles’s 360 to open the 2011 BFI London Film Festival

The 55th BFI London Film Festival will open on Wednesday 12 October with the European premiere of 360.

Directed by Fernando Meirelles and with an original screenplay by acclaimed writer Peter Morgan,the film stars Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

360 is a modern and stylish kaleidoscope of interconnected love and relationships linking characters from different cities and countries in a vivid, suspenseful and moving tale of contemporary romantic life. Starting in Vienna, the film weaves through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single, mesmerising narrative. {jathumbnail off}

BFI London Film Festival Announces 2010 Awards Winners

The 54th BFI London Film Festival announced its winners at the high profile awards ceremony held at London’s LSO St Luke’s. The five awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.

BEST FILM: HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER, directed by Alexei Popogrebsky
Celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, the Best Film award, presented in partnership with American Express, has been judged by an international jury chaired by actress Patricia Clarkson alongside fellow jurors including Gabriel Byrne. The award for Best Film was presented by Patricia Clarkson to Alexei Popogrebsky for HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER.