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BFI London Film FestivalLondon rolls out the red carpet for the BFI London Film Festival in October, with a wealth of A-list stars stepping out for premieres of their films. With over 200 feature films screened over 12 days, topped and tailed by glitzy gala nights, the festival is a true celebration of the big screen. As well as the opening gala razzmatazz there are screenings in Leicester Square, Vue West End and in the purpose-built Embankment Garden Cinema while last year the BFI Southbank hosted a new free events programme. Events are open to everyone, from informal post-screening Q&As to films for families and guest appearances to workshops and masterclasses.

 

About BFI Southbank

Originally the National Film Theatre, the BFI Southbank is the perfect film buff's cinema, with three large screens and a smaller studio space showing up to 2000 films a year ranging from classics to independent movies as well as gala openings. It's also the heart of London's many film festivals, and the place to go to see obscure arts films, classics, and seasons of works by great directors. More about BFI Southbank

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £119  38% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from BFI London Film Festival
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BFI London Film Festival, South Bank, SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI London Film Festival
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI London Film Festival
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI London Film Festival
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI London Film Festival
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | Same location as BFI London Film Festival
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from BFI London Film Festival
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Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI London Film Festival
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Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI London Film Festival
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Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from BFI London Film Festival
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event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
DATES  7th to 18th October 2020
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
London rolls out the red carpet for the BFI London Film Festival in October, with a wealth of A-list stars stepping out for premieres of their films. With over 200 feature films screened over 12 days, topped and tailed by glitzy gala nights, the festival is a true celebration of the big screen. As well as the opening gala razzmatazz there are scree... More about this event
 
 

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Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 27th September 2020 

Underbelly Festival 2 minutes walk from Bfi London Film Festival

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival presents over 70 shows for five months of comedy, cabaret and children's shows. In a temporary ...More

 
Manor
Manor
Theatre | Until 6th June 2020 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 2 minutes walk from Bfi London Film Festival

A new play by Moira Buffini, Manor sees Olivier Award-winning actors Nancy Carroll and Ben Daniels take to the National ...More

 
Jack Absolute Flies Again
Jack Absolute Flies Again
Theatre | Until 20th June 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Bfi London Film Festival

Oliver Chris and Richard Bean - the writer responsible for One Man, Two Guvnors - present their new play, Jack ...More

 
Costume at the National Theatre
Costume at the National Theatre
Exhibitions | Until 27th June 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Bfi London Film Festival

Featuring costumes from Follies and Antony and Cleopatra, Costume at the National Theatre shows just some of the exquisite outfits ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 13th September 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 6 minutes walk from Bfi London Film Festival

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
The Seagull
The Seagull
Theatre | Until 30th May 2020 

Playhouse Theatre 7 minutes walk from Bfi London Film Festival

Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones makes her West End debut as Nina in Anya Reiss's modern update of Anton ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 30th May 2020 

The Lyceum Theatre 8 minutes walk from Bfi London Film Festival

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 8 minutes walk from Bfi London Film Festival

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | Until 4th July 2020 

Adelphi Theatre 8 minutes walk from Bfi London Film Festival

Based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelley, Waitress the musical tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker ...More

 
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2021 

London Transport Museum 9 minutes walk from Bfi London Film Festival

Experience an 'abandoned' Tube station and discover stories about Churchill in the Blitz at the London Transport Museum's exhibition, Hidden ...More

 

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