The BFI London Film Festival

 
 
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www.bfi.org.uk/lff
 
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Dates:
8th October 2014 until 19th October 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Various times
 
PRICES
TBC | 2013 Prices: 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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The BFI London Film FestivalThe Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing and Keira Knightley as Turing's friend and fellow code breaker Joan Clarke, will open this year's London Film Festival and stars of the film are expected to attend the London event. Every 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. Under director Clare Stewart, the former Sydney Film Festival who took up the reigns in 2012, the 58th festival will include gala screenings, premieres and A-list stars on the red carpet - Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench and Steve McQueen all put in an appearance last year. As well as screening over 200 films and welcoming more than 600 filmmakers over 12 days, there's a significant 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.

 

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

The BFI London Film Festival images

The BFI London Film Festival  The Imitation Game (2014)  

   
The BFI London Film Festival - The Imitation Game (2014)

The BFI London Film Festival The Imitation Game (2014) 

LondonTown.com - The BFI London Film Festival Location Map

 
 
 
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Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Southwark Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
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Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Park
 
12 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
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BFI Southbank events

 
M (1931 Film) + DiscussionM (1931 Film) + DiscussionHans Beckert is a child murderer, who preys on the young and the vulnerable of Berlin. He attacks little Elsie Beckmann on her way home from school and subsequently pens an angry missive to the media, which provides the police, led by Inspector Karl Lohmann, with some valuable clues. Their hunt for the killer disrupts the city's vast criminal netwo15th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
M (1931 Film) + Discussion
event > Film Events
DATES  12th to 18th Sep 2014
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Hans Beckert is a child murderer, who preys on the young and the vulnerable of Berlin. He attacks little Elsie Beckmann on her way home from school and subsequently pens an angry missive to the media, which provides the police, led by Inspector Karl Lohmann, with some valuable clues. Their hunt for the killer disrupts the city's vast criminal netwo
Permanent VacationPermanent Vacation15th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Permanent Vacation
event > Film Events
DATES  12th to 18th Sep 2014
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Stranger On The Third FloorStranger On The Third Floor15th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Stranger On The Third Floor
event > Film Events
DATES  12th to 18th Sep 2014
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Stranger Than ParadiseStranger Than Paradise15th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Stranger Than Paradise
event > Film Events
DATES  12th to 18th Sep 2014
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Think Fast, Mr Moto + Mr Moto Takes A VacationThink Fast, Mr Moto + Mr Moto Takes A Vacation15th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Think Fast, Mr Moto + Mr Moto Takes A Vacation
event > Film Events
DATES  12th to 18th Sep 2014
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Comrades, Almost A Love StoryComrades, Almost A Love Story15th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Comrades, Almost A Love Story
event > Film Events
DATES  Monday 15th September 2014 at 8.30pm & Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 5.40pm
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
The Riot Club + Q&AThe Riot Club + Q&A15th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
The Riot Club + Q&A
event > Film Events
DATES  Monday 15th September 2014 - 6pm
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Le Beau SergeLe Beau Serge15th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Le Beau Serge
event > Film Events
DATES  Monday 15th September 2014 - 6.10pm
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Arsenic And Old LaceArsenic And Old Lace15th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Arsenic And Old Lace
event > Film Events
DATES  Monday 15th and Wednesday 17th September 2014 - 8.40pm
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
CharulataCharulataBhupati runs The Sentinel newspapers in 1870s Calcutta. The job demands long hours, which takes him away from his wife Charu. Noticing that she is lonely, Bhupati asks his cousin Amal to keep Charu company and to also mentor her since Amal is a talented writer. Charu thrives in Amal's company and her skills as a writer flourish. Over time, though, 16th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
On Soon
Charulata
event > Film Events
DATES  13th September 2014 at 3.50pm, 16th September 2014 at 8.45pm & 18th September 2014 at 6.20pm and 8.40pm
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Bhupati runs The Sentinel newspapers in 1870s Calcutta. The job demands long hours, which takes him away from his wife Charu. Noticing that she is lonely, Bhupati asks his cousin Amal to keep Charu company and to also mentor her since Amal is a talented writer. Charu thrives in Amal's company and her skills as a writer flourish. Over time, though,
 

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