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BFI London Film Festival 2014

248 features. 74 countries. 15 cinemas. 12 days.
One Festival.

5-16 October 2016

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60th BFI London Film Festival announces 2016 juries

This year’s Jury Presidents are Athina Rachel Tsangari, Sarah Gavron, Louise Osmond and Mat Kirkby.

60th BFI London Film Festival announces 2016 juries

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Excitingly, we’ve just this minute announced who’ll be on the judging panels for each of the Festival’s competitions. More on that here

We’ve also published an appetite-whetter for an early colour film screening as an archive treasure during the festival: Ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek. This Technicolor marvel was shot by Powell & Pressburger’s cinematographer Jack Cardiff on a trip through Syria in the 1930s.

Ruins of Palmyra and Baalbeck (1938)

Ruins of Palmyra and Baalbeck (1938)

Poignantly, it captures on film for posterity an ancient archway that, in 2015, was largely destroyed by Isis. Read more

Last but not least, some more recommendations for those still dithering: Three to see at LFF if you like... Indian films and Three to see at LFF if you like... boundary-pushing documentaries

Next up in our series of recommendations posts come some personal picks from Edward Lawrenson, programme advisor on the Debate strand, who offers some tips for films that are sure to get the discussion going as you leave the cinema. No brain switch-offs here…

Aquarius (2016)

Aquarius (2016)

We’ve also dished out more info on who’s going to coming to town during the festival, with the likes of Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson all newly announced. Read the full rundown here: International filmmakers and stars come out for the 60th BFI London Film Festival

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