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Join us for the 65th BFI London Film Festival in London on the South Bank and in the West End - and around the UK at partner cinemas and on BFI Player.

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IWC Schaffhausen

Submissions open for LFF Expanded 2021

XR and immersive art submissions are open for the 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.

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Film and events programme

Tickets and access

25 & Under

£5 tickets for 16-25 year olds

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News and highlights

Reviews

Lovers Rock: Steve McQueen’s euphoric ode to Black joy

The second part of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series is Lovers Rock, a tale of budding romance at an ecstatic house party in 1980s London. Sensual and authentic, it was born from a place of fond familiarity, says Kofi Oteng, one of the critics on this year’s LFF Critics Mentorship Scheme.

By Kofi Oteng

Lovers Rock: Steve McQueen’s euphoric ode to Black joy
Features

Telling Black stories: Kemp Powers on the universality of Soul and One Night in Miami

By Kofi Oteng

Telling Black stories: Kemp Powers on the universality of Soul and One Night in Miami
Reviews

One Night in Miami: Regina King invites us to an evening with 4 African-American legends

By Andrea Arhagba

One Night in Miami: Regina King invites us to an evening with 4 African-American legends
Interviews

Chicken director Alana Hicks: “The industry is shifting radically. People are being held accountable for their bias”

By Whelan Barzey

Chicken director Alana Hicks: “The industry is shifting radically. People are being held accountable for their bias”
Interviews

“The political will is still not there”: Ken Fero on his potent police brutality documentary Ultraviolence

By Flora Spencer Grant

“The political will is still not there”: Ken Fero on his potent police brutality documentary Ultraviolence
Features

Why Pixar’s Soul is a watershed moment for Black animation

By Whelan Barzey

Why Pixar’s Soul is a watershed moment for Black animation
News

64th BFI London Film Festival draws to a close after highest attendance on record

64th BFI London Film Festival draws to a close after highest attendance on record
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Programme updates

Additions, changes and corrections to the BFI London Film Festival 2020 programme.

Sponsors and partners

With thanks to our generous sponsors, funders, partners, patrons, members and supporters for making it all possible.

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