More venues, more screenings, new audiences
The 56th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, will run from 10 - 21 October 2012 with an increase in the number of screenings and venues, in new parts of the capital.
As part of BFI Head of Exhibition and Festival Director Clare Stewart’s new strategic direction for the Festival, this approach sees the Festival shorter in length but significantly increasing its capacity for primetime evening and weekend screenings. The new structure, alongside the recently announced new programme categories, competitive sections and enhanced Awards, is designed to give a wider audience more opportunities to take part in the Festival.
The new 12 day duration of the Festival will give a concentrated burst of film across more boroughs of London than ever before. The important cinema going axis between the major Leicester Square cinemas (Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square and Empire) and BFI Southbank will be maintained but the Festival’s reach will be extended into four new London cinemas:
• The Hackney Picturehouse
• The Renoir in Bloomsbury
• Screen on the Green in Islington
• Rich Mix in Shoreditch
The Festival will continue to screen at the ICA and will expand its use of Curzon Mayfair, the Ritzy in Brixton, and Cine Lumiere, Kensington which will all screen films for the full duration, rather than the previous three days, of the festival.
More details to be announced soon.