BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival

2nd - 13th October 2019

The biggest and most star-studded event in the capital's film calendar is back, with a new slate of exciting movies from all over the world - including a few potential awards contenders - lined up to play!

Not sure what to watch this year? Check out our handy guide to this year's best and most essential films.

Headline Galas

The biggest new movies leading the charge

Special Presentations

The out-of-the-box screenings from special-release docs to one-off big screen events:

Official Competition

The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking

First Feature Competition

The Sutherland Award recognises the most original and imaginative directorial debut

Documentary Competition

The Grierson Award recognises films with integrity, originality, and social or cultural significance


From laugh-out-loud through romantic comedy to dry and understated – humour in all its forms


In-your-face, up-front and arresting: films that take you out of your comfort zone


Sweet, passionate, tough – love is a complex and many splendoured thing


From the mind-altering and unclassifiable to fantasy, sci-fi and horror


Films that channel the electricity of the creative process, celebrating artistic expression in all its forms


Whether it’s the journey or the destination, these films transport you and shift your perspective


Riveting films that amplify, scrutinise, argue and surprise


Nerve-shredders that’ll get your adrenaline pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat


Films for the young... and young at heart.


Films by artists that revolutionise and reshape our vision of cinema


Classic movies that have been revived and restored from the world’s archives.

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