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.

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.
Open weekdays from 23 February to 16 March (10am to 6pm) and from 17 to 28 March (11am to 7pm).

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