The 66th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is here! From 5 – 16 October, the Festival is bringing the best new films, series and immersive storytelling to cinemas across the UK.
LFF presents a dynamic and vibrant programme of 164 feature films from around the world (including 23 world premieres) and a showcase of international series to experience on the big screen. All feature films and series are being shown in the UK for the first (and sometimes the only) time!
Make sure to also check out the LFF Expanded programme of immersive storytelling, as well as the much-anticipated Surprise Film, Screen Talks and LFF for Free events. Then continue the Festival fun on BFI Player with a curated selection of features and free short films available until 23 October.
You can sign up for a free BFI 25 & Under account to get your hands on festival tickets for just £5, including selected red-carpet premieres.
Don’t miss these three films
Nanny is a remarkably accomplished first feature from Nikyatu Jusuwith a layered and compelling performance from Anna Diop at its centre. Through a stunning and distinctive visual style Jusu weaves together a complex and tense portrait of labour, privilege and motherhood.
Chinonye Chukwu returns to the LFF with her stunning second feature about Mamie Till’s landmark fight for justice following the abhorrent lynching of her son Emmett in 1955. Danielle Deadwyler brings deep emotional resonance to her role as Mamie Till-Mobley in this expertly crafted and emotional period drama.
In this electrifying subversion of the military boot camp movie, a young gay Black man is targeted for his sexuality while training to be a Marine. Building on this promise of his early documentary and photography work, Elegance Bratton’s stirring first narrative feature brings a new, dreamlike lens to the tropes of the military movie.