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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 21ST OCTOBER 2012

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Films from £11.50 or £6.50 (Concs), £7 (Children) | Galas and Special Screenings £19-£25 | Screen Talks £17.50, Masterclasses £15, Weekday matinees at all venues £8
 

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BFI 56th London Film FestivalEvery October the BFI Southbank and selected cinemas across London host the BFI London Film Festival attracting Hollywood players and Indie film-makers from around the globe. In 2012, its 56th year, the festival gets a new director, Clare Stewart, previously in charge of the Sydney Film Festival, and a bit of a shake-up with a new competition element. As well as 225 films - including 14 world premieres - shown over 12 days, gala films and celebrity-studded ceremonies, there is a commendable amount of programme time given over to small independent films, foreign language cinema, documentary work, animation and BFI National Archive classics. An excellent film programme is enhanced by a number of correlating events, such as informal post-screening Q&As, guest appearances, workshops and masterclasses. This year's highlights include Dustin Hoffman's directing debut, Quartet, and Crossfire Hurricane, the first comprehensive film portrait of The Rolling Stones, from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen. Expect a red carpet appearance from the old rockers themselves at the film's premiere on 18th October at Odeon Leicester Square. The 2012 festival opens with the European Premiere of Disney's Frankenweenie, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton and closes with Great Expectations, directed by Mike Newell and starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes.

 

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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