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61st BFI London Film Festival Opens 4th – 15th October 2017

2nd October 2017
The BFI London Film Festival is the UK’s most prestigious film festival and I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the BFI London Film Festival Launch event on 31st August.  I have to admit that this festival definitely has something to satisfy everyone’s taste. This year’s programme will feature 28 World Premieres, 9...READ MORE

The BFI London Film Festival is the UK’s most prestigious film festival and I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the BFI London Film Festival Launch event on 31st August.  I have to admit that this festival definitely has something to satisfy everyone’s taste.

This year’s programme will feature 28 World Premieres, 9 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres, with many A-List Actors, Directors and other big industry names in attendance.

The 2017 programme includes a range of features;

  • 46 Documentaries
  • 6 Animations
  • 14 Archive restorations
  • 16 Artists’ Moving Image Features
  • 128 Short Films

 

10 Facts about the 2017 BFI Film Festival

  1. Short Films and Features from 67 Countries will be shown at this year’s festival
  2. Each evening includes a Headline Gala Presentation at Odeon Leicester Square
  3. There are 11 strands of films being shown, these are – CompetitionLove StrandDebate Strand – Laugh Strand –  Dare Strand  – Thrill Strand  – Cult Strand  – Journey Strand  – Family Strand.
  4. Create Strand – is a new strand introduced this year, to showcase London as one of the world’s leading creative cities.
  5. The 820 seat Embankment Garden Cinema is back, after a successful launch in 2016.
  6. The LFF Connects will give audiences an opportunity to hear some of the world’s creative leaders speak, big names include; Nitin Sawhney, Ian McEwan and Cate Blanchett and many more.
  7. BFI London Film Festival is one of the very few film festivals to be staged in a production capital city.
  8. The festival encourages the exchange of ideas and debate on how filmmaking reflects society, as well as the debate on current social and political issues – talking points this year include; LGBT, Black Star, Immigration & Social Division, Strong Women and Deafness and disability, amongst other issues.
  9. 61 Woman Directors are represented across the feature section – 25% of the whole programme.
  10. Tickets are available individually, as family tickets with special £5 Rush Tickets are available for the under 25’s.

 

Want to find out more about the BFI London Film Festival or wish to buy tickets – Click here

Also keep up to date with the festival on social media – twitter @BFI  Facebook  Page or YouTube 

Enjoy the festival, either in person or live it via the social media feeds and catch the films later 😉

Chanel 🙂

Chanel Williams