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Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

Join us for a major celebration of film and TV’s original blockbuster genre, from October to December 2014.


Our season will include over 1000 screenings of classic film and television programmes at over 200 locations across the UK, from outdoor events at iconic British sites to screenings in multiplexes, local cinemas and community venues.

All Sci-fi events around the UK

UK event highlights

  • Threads @South St Amphitheatre, 3 Oct

    Threads @South St Amphitheatre, 3 Oct

    Award-winning BBC nuclear war drama, filmed in 1980s Sheffield and presented now by Sensoria Festival as an outdoor screening against the backdrop of Sheffield’s skyline.

  • Cinema Under the Stars @Herstmonceux, 3-4 Oct

    Cinema Under the Stars @Herstmonceux, 3-4 Oct

    Join us for two nights of Drive-In screenings at The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, including: The War of the Worlds and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

  • Watch the Skies @Jodrell Bank, 3-4 October

    Watch the Skies @Jodrell Bank, 3-4 October

    Expect evolutionary tales of artificial life, dark stars, paranormal encounters and drama on a planetary scale. Highlights include screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien.

Watch sci-fi classics on the BFI Player

Sci-fi films at BFI London Film Festival

  • Hard to be a God

    Hard to be a God

    Aleksei German’s final feature is an epic set on planet Arkanar – a world in which the Renaissance never happened.

  • Robot Overlords

    Robot Overlords

    Sean and his friends take on the robot empire in this British sci-fi adventure.

  • Monsters: Dark Continent

    Monsters: Dark Continent

    The pyrotechnic sequel to Gareth Edwards’ cult sci-fi hit, Monsters.

  • No Man’s Land

    No Man’s Land

    A smart, blackly hilarious, and gleefully unhinged homage to the Spaghetti Western from Ning Hao.

  • Beti and Amare

    Beti and Amare

    In 1930s Ethiopia, a young woman escapes Mussolini’s army and befriends an otherworldly presence.

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