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London Film Festival 2010: Dates Announced

February 5, 2010

From the LFF press office…

Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron announced today that The 54th BFI London Film Festival will take place fromWednesday 13 October through Thursday 28 October 2010.

The BFI London Film Festival champions creativity, originality, vision and imagination by annuallyshowcasing the best of contemporary world cinema, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental film. The Festival is a highly regarded and anticipated event in Europe’s cultural calendar, attracting leading international filmmakers, industry professionals and the media together with large public audiences to London for a two week showcase of the best in contemporary world cinema.

Last year’s Festival hosted 193 feature films and 113 short films from 46 countries including 15 world premieres. There were 515 screenings and 553 filmmakers in attendance, drawing the highest ever audience attendance of over 130,000 filmgoers. The Festival opened with the World Premiere of FANTASTIC MR. FOX and closed with the World Premiere of NOWHERE BOY.

The BFI London Film Festival is now accepting submissions for 2010 and the full programme for 2010 will be announced in September.

Festival submissions

The Festival is now accepting submissions in the following areas: narrative features; documentaries; shorts; artist’s moving image.

Deadline for Submissions: short films (less than 30 mins) – 25 June 10 / full length features – 9 July 10

About the BFI

The BFI – the home of film in Britain. There’s more to discover about film and television through the BFI. Our world-renowned archive, cinemas, festivals, films, publications and learning resources are here to inspire everyone. www.bfi.org.uk

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