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Obituaries

In memory of Anthony Smith CBE (1938-2021), former director of the BFI and BFI Fellow

We pay tribute to Anthony Smith, director of the BFI from 1979 to 1988 and a transformative cultural force.

In memory of Anthony Smith CBE (1938-2021), former director of the BFI and BFI Fellow
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Press Reset: BFI renews urgent call for change for disabled talent in the screen industries

Press Reset: BFI renews urgent call for change for disabled talent in the screen industries
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Neil Williams appointed as the BFI’s new Executive Director of Technology and Transformation

Neil Williams appointed as the BFI’s new Executive Director of Technology and Transformation
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BFI Southbank programme announced for January 2022

BFI Southbank programme announced for January 2022
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Russian Film Festival 2021 brings 10 contemporary Russian films to watch online

Russian Film Festival 2021 brings 10 contemporary Russian films to watch online
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Programme announced for Busting the Bias, a showcase of work by Disabled practitioners, at BFI Southbank

Programme announced for Busting the Bias, a showcase of work by Disabled practitioners, at BFI Southbank
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BFI announces new Executive Director positions

BFI announces new Executive Director positions
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New BFI Blu-rays and DVDs announced for January to March 2022

New BFI Blu-rays and DVDs announced for January to March 2022
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British Independent Film Awards 2021: the nominations in full

British Independent Film Awards 2021: the nominations in full
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The 65th BFI London Film Festival reaches in person and digital audiences of 291,000 over 12 days

The 65th BFI London Film Festival reaches in person and digital audiences of 291,000 over 12 days
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December programme announced for BFI Southbank

December programme announced for BFI Southbank
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50 creative opportunities offered on StoryTrails, a new immersive storytelling experience

50 creative opportunities offered on StoryTrails, a new immersive storytelling experience
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Competition winners announced at 65th BFI London Film Festival

Competition winners announced at 65th BFI London Film Festival
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BFI research finds less than a quarter of 4- to 18-year-olds believe UK television represents them

BFI research finds less than a quarter of 4- to 18-year-olds believe UK television represents them
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All My Friends Hate Me to be released by the BFI in UK and Ireland

All My Friends Hate Me to be released by the BFI in UK and Ireland
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UK Global Screen Fund makes 18 further awards totalling almost £1m to support independent UK film and screen content

UK Global Screen Fund makes 18 further awards totalling almost £1m to support independent UK film and screen content
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Projects and participants announced for second LFF Works-in-Progress showcase

Projects and participants announced for second LFF Works-in-Progress showcase
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International filmmakers and stars confirmed to attend the 65th BFI London Film Festival

International filmmakers and stars confirmed to attend the 65th BFI London Film Festival
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Competition juries announced for the 65th BFI London Film Festival

Competition juries announced for the 65th BFI London Film Festival
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Free programme announced for 65th BFI London Film Festival

Free programme announced for 65th BFI London Film Festival
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Industry programme announced for 65th BFI London Film Festival

Industry programme announced for 65th BFI London Film Festival
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George Clooney and Jane Campion among the talents added to new screenings and events at BFI London Film Festival

George Clooney and Jane Campion among the talents added to new screenings and events at BFI London Film Festival
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Steve McQueen’s Small Axe gets special weekend of events and screenings at BFI Southbank

Steve McQueen’s Small Axe gets special weekend of events and screenings at BFI Southbank
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BFI Film Academy celebrates 10 years of supporting the next generation of filmmakers

BFI Film Academy celebrates 10 years of supporting the next generation of filmmakers
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Europa, a Nazi-looted lost avant-garde masterpiece, receives world premiere at 65th BFI London Film Festival

Europa, a Nazi-looted lost avant-garde masterpiece, receives world premiere at 65th BFI London Film Festival
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Complete LFF Expanded immersive art and XR strand line-up

Complete LFF Expanded immersive art and XR strand line-up
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Celebration of François Truffaut launching in January 2022

Celebration of François Truffaut launching in January 2022
Obituaries

Michael Kenneth Williams, forever Omar in The Wire (1966-2021)

By Leila Latif

Michael Kenneth Williams, forever Omar in The Wire (1966-2021)
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Young Audiences Content Fund sees recommissions of Teen First Dates, How and Don’t Unleash the Beast as latest slate announced

Young Audiences Content Fund sees recommissions of Teen First Dates, How and Don’t Unleash the Beast as latest slate announced
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