Submissions for LFF Expanded 2022 have now closed

XR and Immersive submissions are closed for the 66th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.

The Memor - Eternal Return series by Lundahl & Seitl and ScanLAB Projects at LFF Expanded 2021 at 26 Leake Street © Photo by Millie Turner

Final deadline for receipt of online submissions (including works)

  • Monday 16 May 2022, 17.00 (BST)

LFF Expanded is the BFI London Film Festival’s strand for Immersive Art and Extended Realities (XR).

Established in 2020, LFF Expanded features artists and creative teams working in immersive media such as virtual, augmented or mixed reality. Using cinema as a jumping off point, our aim is to expand how audiences experience interactive storytelling and a rich variety of immersive art forms.

LFF Expanded is looking for innovative creators and teams from all over the globe working at the intersection of immersive storytelling, visual art and creative technology.

The festival programme will showcase approximately 20 new works from international creators, with a spotlight on UK talent. We are interested in work which is formally bold and inventive; which shows us the world in new ways and work which probes and challenges our perceptions of urgent political, social and/or cultural themes.

In partnership with the National Theatre (NT).

How to submit

Submissions closed on Monday 16 May 2022, 17.00 BST.

We are open to UK and international XR or immersive projects which should not have premiered prior to January 2021. There are no submission fees.

Please first read through the guidelines and regulations before submitting a project for consideration.

Guidelines and regulations

Any queries regarding XR submissions may be directed to