Ten essential Werner Herzog films

By David Jenkins

In celebration of a BFI season of the German maverick’s sublime work in film, we pick ten of our absolute faves.

Put on your red shoes and dance: the enduring euphoria of Powell & Pressburger

By Lillian Crawford

A new season organised by the BFI in partnership with Thelma Schoonmaker brings many classic Powell & Pressburger films – including new restorations – to the big screen once more.

The full BFI London Film Festival 2023 line-up has been announced

By Marina Ashioti

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things and Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn are among the picks of this year’s bumper LFF crop.

Why watch Film on Film?

By Lillian Crawford

The BFI's first annual Film on Film festival aims to celebrate and educate on the wonders of celluloid, from nitrate and 35mm to 3D.

Busting the Bias presents a myth-shattering collection of shorts from Disabled filmmakers

By Meg Fozzard

Now in its second year, the BFI’s moving-image showcase centres Disabled filmmaking talent and their vital stories.

Exploring empathy through virtual reality at LFF

By Patrick Gamble

The 2022 LFF Expanded programme featured a number of virtual reality experiences which aimed to connect audiences and filmmakers more than ever.

A new season at the BFI Southbank showcases the marvels of Afrofuturism

By Charles Bramesco

In the Black Fantastic explores racial identity through mythology, science-fiction, and the supernatural.

The BFI’s new Film on Film Festival is a celluloid fetishist’s dream

By Charles Bramesco

The 2023 proceedings will feature a bevy of classics projected on good ol’ 35mm, 16mm, and 70mm.

The Joys of a Curious Cinematic Mind

By Little White Lies

FilmFeels unlocks the door to curious movies and a curious mindset when it comes to seeking out new experiences.

A new film season is breaking down barriers for Disabled filmmakers

By Meg Fozzard

BFI Southbank’s short film programme Busting the Bias aims to increase awareness and representation.

10 independent gems from the BFI London Film Festival 2021

By Katie Goh

A selection of our favourite under-the-radar highlights from this year’s LFF to add to your viewing calendar.

The Harder They Fall – first-look review

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Jeymes Samuel’s star-studded revenge western boldly reframes cowboy mythology for a modern audience.

The 2021 BFI London Film Festival line-up has been announced

By Adam Woodward

This year’s LFF programme comprises 39 per cent female and 40 per cent ethnically diverse directors/creators.

The Harder They Fall to open the 65th BFI London Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

Jeymes Samuel’s outlaw western will receive its world premiere at the festival in October.

A new film season explores what it means to be mixed heritage

By Leila Latif

T A P E Collective discuss their BFI takeover and why representation is at the heart of their programming ethos.

How filmmakers are highlighting racial discrimination in the criminal justice system

By Flora Spencer Grant

At the 64th BFI London Film Festival, three films provided a timely addition to discourse ignited by the Black Lives Matter movement.

After Love – first-look review

By Leila Latif

Joanna Scanlan plays a Muslim convert who discovers a secret about her husband in Aleem Khan’s moving drama.

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