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Birds Eye View Film FestivalBirds Eye View returns to the BFI Southbank, ICA, Barbican and Hackney Picturehouse for its 9th annual Film Festival celebrating, championing and showcasing women filmmakers. In 2013 the eight-day event celebrates the diverse range of work from the Arab world's most talented women, with 9 premieres, 10 exclusive Q&As, cutting-edge live music events. Birds Eye View launched the UK's first major film festival to showcase women's work (a bird's perspective) back in 2005, a response to the fact that only 6 per cent of directors and 12 per cent of screenwriters are female. This year, the festival opens with the UK premiere of When I Saw You, by Annemarie Jacir, who in 2007 became the first Palestinian woman to make a feature film. It also features the work of 24-year-old Hanan Abdullah, a first-time British-Egyptian director, and Al Midan - The Square by Arab-American director Jehane Noujaim, a documentary filmed in Cairo's Tahrir Square in 2011 which won an audience award at the Sundance Film Festival.

 

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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Birds Eye View Film Festival  Al Midan - The Square, by Jehane Noujaim  

   
Birds Eye View Film Festival - Al Midan - The Square, by Jehane Noujaim

Birds Eye View Film Festival Al Midan - The Square, by Jehane Noujaim 


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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Birds Eye View Film Festival
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South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Concert Hall Approach, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Birds Eye View Film Festival
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BFI London Film FestivalBFI London Film FestivalBFI London Film FestivalEvery October London rolls out the red carpet for the BFI London Film Festival when Hollywood players and Indie film-makers from around the globe come to London. The excellent film programme includes many world premieres and Hollywood blockbusters shown at the famous Leicester Square cinemas as well as more intimate screenings of independent and fo2016-10-05T00:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
DATES  5th to 16th October 2016
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Every October London rolls out the red carpet for the BFI London Film Festival when Hollywood players and Indie film-makers from around the globe come to London. The excellent film programme includes many world premieres and Hollywood blockbusters shown at the famous Leicester Square cinemas as well as more intimate screenings of independent and fo... More about this event
 
 

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