The essentials

You can watch all of the festival film programme in the UK using BFI Player, the BFI’s video-on-demand service.

Watching festival films on BFI Player

You need to buy a ticket to watch a feature film on BFI Player – just as you would for a physical screening. 

Short films are free to watch in the UK and can be watched without a BFI Player account.

You can watch free events on BFI YouTube and BFI Flare Facebook anywhere in the world.

Closed captioning and audio description are available on English-language films. 

Events will be subtitled. Full accessibility information.

Ticket booking opens:

  • 25 February – BFI Patrons (9.30am) BFI Champions (11am)
  • 26 February – BFI Members (11am)
  • 2 March – general public (11am)

Prices for films and passes are below.

Before you book

Tickets are not unlimited, so buy yours early to avoid disappointment.

Get £5 tickets for feature films if you’re aged 25 or under.

Save money with a festival pass if you want to watch more than 1 film.

Once you have bought your ticket or pass, you can watch your feature films at any point from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 28 March 2021. When you start watching a film you have 4 hours to finish viewing it.

You won’t need a ticket to watch a short film or watch an event.

Sign up for a free BFI Player account before the festival.

Buying a ticket or festival pass

BFI Player subscription or rentals are separate from festival tickets.

Single ticket prices:

  • £5 BFI 25 & Under
  • £8 BFI Patrons, Champions and Members
  • £10 general public

You can buy a ticket for a feature film in the programme by selecting the buy now button on any film page.

Festival pass (10 tickets) prices:

  • £70 BFI Patrons, Champions and Members
  • £90 general public

Call the box office to buy a festival pass. We can only sell festival passes by phone – so make sure you have chosen your films in advance. 

BFI box office 020 7928 3232.
Access line 020 7960 2102.
During the festival (17 to 28 March) lines are open 

  • Monday to Thursday (11am to 7pm)
  • Friday to Sunday (11am to 9pm)

Subject to availability on individual films. Please note, we’re unable to exchange individual tickets into passes, as per our non-transferable and non-refundable ticket policy.

Download the festival brochure