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BFI London Film Festival
|Genres:||documentary, experimental, fiction, short|
|Accepted formats:||16 mm, 35 mm, 8 mm|
The BFI London Film Festival showcases the best new films from around the world. Presented by the BFI, the Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006. Originally conceived as a 'festival of festivals', screening a selection of strong titles from other European festivals, the first London Film Festival screened 15 films from an impressive array of directors, including Luchino Visconti, Akira Kurosawa and Andrzej Wajda. The festival focuses primarily on bringing film to the public, offering opportunities for people to see films that would not otherwise get a UK screening but also screen films which will get a release in the autumn or spring. In addition to screenings of recent feature, short and experimental films from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, the programme offers a number of retrospectives and a variety of discussions and seminars led by leading film professionals.
Features and shorts may now be submitted for consideration for the 56th BFI London Film Festival. Deadline: June 22, 2012.
Deadline for receipt of online submission forms and screeners:
• Short films (40 mins or less) - 22 June 2012
• Feature length films (more than 40 mins) - 6 July 2012
Please fill in the required fields through the online submission form if you wish to submit your film for consideration for the 56th BFI London Film Festival, and for international features and shorts please complete the PayPal form which you will be directed to from the online submission form.
For UK shorts and features - Please complete the online form here.
For International shorts and features - Please complete the online form and PayPal payment here.
(Please note international features and shorts will not be considered without completed payment confirmation and completion of the correct online form).
There are no fees for UK features or shorts.
The fee for International features is £45 including VAT.
The fee for International shorts is £15 including VAT.
Packages post (or courier) marked on or before the deadline will be accepted.
On completion of your online submission (and completion of payment for International submissions), you will be emailed a confirmation email. Please include this with a DVD copy of the film plus a synopsis and/or press kit as soon as possible, and your PayPal receipt for international submissions. Please ensure the following information is included when you send your screener:
• Online submission confirmation email
• PayPal receipt for international features
• English Title / Original Title
• Director's name
• Country of Production
• Running Time
• Full contact details including postal address, telephone number and email address.
BFI London Film Festival 21 Stephen Street
W1T 1LN London back