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BFI London Film Festival 2019
2 October - 13 October
#LFF is your chance to discover the Oscar winners of the future, the most thrilling new talent from across the globe, and beautifully restored treasures from the archives. Every film screening at the Festival is hand-picked by our team of programmers and all features are being shown in the UK for the first – and sometimes the only – time. Films don’t get fresher than this!
We have 12 fabulous venues across Central London, each with an atmosphere and buzz all of its own. Head down to our social hub at BFI Southbank for free events and Festival chat, or discover our state of the art pop-up venue, Embankment Garden Cinema.
Each year hundreds of leading directors, writers and actors join us on stage to introduce their films and take part in audience Q&As. Our Screen Talks and LFF Connects events are a chance to hear from the world’s top creative talent. Keep an eye on the website for announcements of all guests and events.
Our Galas are star-studded premieres of some of the most anticipated films of the year. The Gala screenings are the first two screenings listed for Headline Gala films and the first screening of other Gala films. Headline Galas at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square offer the chance to walk the red carpet (and you can still watch the action even if you miss out on tickets). There’s no dress code for Galas but feel free to don your glad rags or whatever makes you happy!
The Festival competitions bring together the most innovative, groundbreaking new films from across the world. Our judges will be deliberating over the course of the Festival and you can catch the
winning films at special surprise screenings on Saturday 12 October.
This year 5 Catalan productions feature on the BFI LFF 2019