BFI London Film Festival

Experience the best new films first, with a range of virtual premieres available to enjoy online and in cinemas 7-18 October 2020

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Science Fiction198772 minsDirector: Peter Wollen

Tilda Swinton plays an extra-terrestrial android discussing life’s big questions with a British war correspondent in this unique sci-fi by influential film theorist Peter Wollen.

Explore the LFF programme and find out more about this year’s Festival ahead of films going live on 7 October 2020

2020 Short films programme

Shorts

The short films programme will be free to access for the duration of the festival exclusively on BFI Player.

Experimenta

Films by artists that revolutionise and reshape our vision of cinema.

#GENERATIONNOW

Short films exploring what it means to be a young adult in the world today.

Virtual LFF Audience Awards

Cast your vote in the Virtual LFF Audience Awards

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The best from previous years

BFI London Film Festival
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BFI London Film Festival

BFI Player is the home of BFI London Film Festival all year round. And with Subscription you have a festival pass - allowing unlimited screenings of favourites from festivals past.

BFI London Film Festival Presents
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BFI London Film Festival Presents

A place to meet the world's top films and their creators, the BFI London Film Festival represents global cinema at its deep, diverse best.

Festival Archive Treasures
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Festival Archive Treasures

Film preservation and restoration is a vital part of our work. This collection represents moments in time, salvaged for a second chance to awe, enrich and entertain a new audience. They reflect human endeavour, on and off screen.