The 61st BFI London Film Festival to run 4-15 October 2017

Posted by Larry Gleeson

BFI London Film Festival in Partnership with American Express® is scheduled to run at venues across the UK capital from 4 -15 October 2017.

The 60th anniversary edition of the Festival last October presented 397 features and short films and achieved a 16% audience increase with 195,595 admissions, including satellite screenings to UK-wide cinemas for the Opening Night gala of A United Kingdom and Werner Herzog’s Lo & Behold (which was also presented, in a first for the Festival, as a virtual premiere). The Closing Night gala was the European premiere of Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire. In total, the Festival presented 587 screenings at 16 venues across the capital.

About the BFI

The BFI was founded in 1933 as a charity governed by a Royal Charter combining cultural, creative and industrial roles, while bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.

In addition, BFI awards Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research. BFI2022 is a five year strategic plan to shape the BFI’s next chapter for film, television and the moving image.



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