Virtual LFF Audience Awards

The winners of the BFI London Film Festival 2020 Virtual LFF Audience Awards and The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI will be revealed during the awards ceremony.

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Much celebrated actor Letitia Wright joins us to discuss her stunning performance in our o

Screen Talk: Letitia Wright

Screen Talk: Letitia Wright
We welcome multi-disciplinary artist Miranda July back to the Festival for an in-depth tal

Screen Talk: Miranda July

Screen Talk: Miranda July
Master of slow cinema,Tsai Ming-liang joins us to discuss his distinguished four-decade ca

Screen Talk: Tsai Ming-liang

Screen Talk: Tsai Ming-liang
LFF Expanded
As we launch LFF Expanded, the first Immersive art strand at BFI London Film Festival, it’

LFF Expanded Screen Talk: Es Devlin

LFF Expanded Screen Talk: Es Devlin
Multi-talented actor, rapper and activist Riz Ahmed joins us to talk about his career and

Screen Talk: Riz Ahmed

Screen Talk: Riz Ahmed
Acclaimed German director and screenwriter Christian Petzold joins us to talk about his ca

Screen Talk: Christian Petzold

Screen Talk: Christian Petzold
David Byrne joins us to discuss Director Spike Lee's film adaptation of his wildly popular

Screen Talk: David Byrne

Screen Talk: David Byrne
We’re honoured to welcome Mexican director Michel Franco to talk about this extraordinary

Screen Talk: Michel Franco

Screen Talk: Michel Franco
George Clooney joins us to reflect on his career and give audiences the inside track on hi

Screen Talk: George Clooney

Screen Talk: George Clooney
Practical advice and information on ways to overcome difficulties such as accessing fundin

What’s Stopping Young People Getting Into the Film Industry?

What’s Stopping Young People Getting Into the Film Industry?

Another Perspective

Another Perspective
Three artists – a dancer, a poet and a composer – encounter famous cinematic representatio

Pick ‘n’ Flix

Pick ‘n’ Flix
A panel discussion exploring cinematic answers to the question: what does it mean to be qu

Queer and Pleasant Land

Queer and Pleasant Land
Anna Bogutskaya, co-founder of horror film collective The Final Girls, leads a conversatio

The Female Horror Renaissance

The Female Horror Renaissance
Film Critic Kaleem Aftab discuss issues of identity in the depiction of the British Asian

British Doosra Movement: New Images of the British Asian Experience

British Doosra Movement: New Images of the British Asian Experience
Yemi Bamiro, director of One Man and His Shoes, is joined by sneaker experts Kish Kash and

Behind The Shoes: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

Behind The Shoes: The Rise of Sneaker Culture
A discussion about some of the prescient questions raised in the film African Apocalypse.

Perspectives On African Apocalypse

Perspectives On African Apocalypse
Beautifully restored by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, this suspenseful

The Cheaters with piano accompaniment by Cyrus Gabrysch

11 October 2020 12:00

The Cheaters with piano accompaniment by Cyrus Gabrysch
Actors Bill Paterson and Tilda Swinton, producer Rebecca O'Brien and cinematographer Witol

Reflections On Friendship’s Death

17 October 2020 13:30

Reflections On Friendship’s Death
Academics and filmmakers' Laura Mulvey and Kodwo Eshun join BFI Archivist Wendy Russell fo

Peter Wollen: Writing, Politics, Film

17 October 2020 14:30

Peter Wollen: Writing, Politics, Film
LFF Expanded
Celebrate with us the opening of the new festival strand LFF Expanded and get the chance t

The Expanse – Opening Ceremony

The Expanse – Opening Ceremony
LFF Expanded
Meet XR artists and filmmakers from all over the world in our virtual exhibition space The

Meet the Artists – LFF Expanded

Meet the Artists – LFF Expanded
LFF Expanded
A panel of experts explore the impact of Covid on the immersive art sector.

Panel Discussion: The Immersive Art Revolution

Panel Discussion: The Immersive Art Revolution
LFF Expanded
Acclaimed choreographer Alexander Whitley will give an insight into two of his upcoming im

Future Rites & Chaotic Body 1

Future Rites & Chaotic Body 1
LFF Expanded
Explore Baff Akoto’s poetic work Leave the Edges in our virtual auditorium and listen to t

Leave the Edges

10 October 2020 15:00

Leave the Edges
LFF Expanded
As we launch LFF Expanded, the first Immersive art strand at BFI London Film Festival, it’

LFF Expanded Screen Talk: Es Devlin

LFF Expanded Screen Talk: Es Devlin
LFF Expanded
Meet the artists behind Agence and To Miss the Ending – two very different projects dealin

Artist Talk: Brave New World? – VR and AI in Immersive Art

Artist Talk: Brave New World? – VR and AI in Immersive Art
LFF Expanded
Connect with visitors, industry colleagues and filmmakers from around the globe in our inc

Chill Out – Expansively

Chill Out – Expansively
LFF Expanded
Experience a new way of hybrid virtual theatre-making in this extraordinary performance by

Anti-Gone

Anti-Gone
LFF Expanded
BFI curators champion the past innovations that have shaped the moving image as we know it

Back to the Future: how technology changed the face of film – and the world

Back to the Future: how technology changed the face of film – and the world
Secrets & Lies
Watch-a-long the Secrets & Lies short film programme on BFI Player before joining the prog

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: Secrets & Lies

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: Secrets & Lies
Kids Will Be Kids
Watch-a-long the Kids Will Be Kids short film programme on BFI Player before joining the p

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: Kids Will Be Kids

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: Kids Will Be Kids
My Time to Shine
Watch-a-long the My Time To Shine short film programme on BFI Player before joining the pr

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: My Time To Shine

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: My Time To Shine
UK Focus
Watch-a-long the UK Focus short film programme on BFI Player before joining the programmer

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: UK Focus

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: UK Focus
We Built A World
Watch-a-long the We Built A World short film programme on BFI Player before joining the pr

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: We Built A World

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: We Built A World
This is the Rhythm of My Life
Watch-a-long the This Is The Rhythm Of My Life short film programme on BFI Player before j

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: This Is The Rhythm Of My Life

Q&A with Short Film Programme Filmmakers: This Is The Rhythm Of My Life
Speculative Futures
Watch-a-long the Speculative Futures experimenta programme on BFI Player before joining th

Q&A with Experimenta Programme Filmmakers: Speculative Futures

Q&A with Experimenta Programme Filmmakers: Speculative Futures
Exposing Territories
Watch-a-long the Exposing Territories Experimenta programme on BFI Player before joining t

Q&A with Experimenta Programme Filmmakers: Exposing Territories

Q&A with Experimenta Programme Filmmakers: Exposing Territories

Industry events programme

A special programme of talks and panels available to all accredited press, industry and filmmaker delegates.

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