The BFI London Film Festival is back for 2023 this October and it’s going to be a killer edition, with plenty of free events to get involved with too

This year’s already been a big one for cinema and the BFI London Film Festival is set to keep that momentum going, with 29 world premieres, 8 international premieres and 28 European premieres on the line-up. The fest’s 67th edition will see 252 titles screened over 12 days in autumn, including feature films, shorts, series and immersive works from 92 countries and in 79 languages. Plus, 39% of the programme has been made by female and non-binary filmmakers.

Among the many highlights are Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn; Daniel Kaluuya’s directorial debut (co-directed by Kibwe Tavares), The Kitchen; Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon; Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things; David Fincher’s The Killer; Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla; Aardman Studios’ Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget; Jeymes Samuel’s The Book of Clarence; James Hawes’ One Life; Lulu Wang’s Expats; Lukas Moodyson’s Together 99; Tarsem Singh’s Dear Jassi; Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers; and Andrew Haigh’s All of Us Strangers.

Films will be screened at various venues across London and tickets go on sale on the 12th September, but if you’re a BFI member, you’ll get access on 6th September. There’ll be a limited number of £10 tickets to all London screenings, as well as some £5 tickets for members of BFI’s 25 & Under scheme – grab those while you can. Plus, the BFI has also released a programme of FREE events which include talks, short film screenings, exhibitions, quizzes and DJ nights.

Weds 4th – Sun 15th October 2023
Various locations