Film fans – listen up! Tickets are now on sale for the prestigious BFI London Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday October 4 until Sunday October 15. Discover the world’s best new films, series, shorts and immersive storytelling at a whole plethora of different venues and cinemas dotted about the West End and on Southbank.
The 12-day-long festival, organised by the prestigious BFI Southbank, celebrates the freshest talent from all over the globe that really deserves to be seen, digested and applauded. Plus, there are usually a whole host of stars and a-listers walking the red carpet who you might just be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of. Sounds pretty darn good to us…
What’s on at the BFI London Film Festival?
There are over 300 different showings here – from galas and special presentations to documentaries and short films – and we’d argue that all of them are worth trying to see! Anticipated galas for the 2023 event include the Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter-starring ‘One Life‘, ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget‘ and ‘Saltburn‘ – the latest and much-anticipated flick from Emerald Fennel.
Elsewhere on the bill, you’ll find entities including ‘Foe‘, which stars Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan as a married couple who receive an unexpected guest in Garth Davis’ unsettling science fiction thriller, and ‘Priscilla‘ by Sofia Coppola, which recently made major waves at the Venice Film Festival.
But it’s not all about long-form films here. There are also some great documentaries here as well as plenty of short films on the roster. One of our favourites this year is ‘The Scottish Play‘ by James Soldan, which sees a filmmaker investigate the truth behind the legend of a notoriously disastrous amateur production of Macbeth in the UK countryside.