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British Council goes all-out at BFI London Film Festival

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Mindhorn is one of 30 British features playing at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival.


5th October - 16th October 2016

It's a great year for the London Film Festival and the British Council is involved in many ways. You can also download a full catalogue of all the UK films in LFF below!

The BFI London Film Festival kicks off tonight, and the British Council is once again proud to be a partner of the UK's biggest film event.

If you are looking to find out about all the British films playing at LFF 2016, please check out our handy pdf catalogue (download here). And if you're looking to snap up a last minute seat for one of the festival's screenings check the remaining  availabiliy details here.

Our Film team will be out and about across the festival during the next 10 days. Here are just a few things we’re involved in:

- We're really looking forward to hosting a warm welcome reception for the festival's international filmmakers as the festival kicks off

- We are thrilled to partner with both LFF and Screen International to host the annual Stars of Tomorrow private industry event, where the UK's brightest talent (in front of and behind the camera) are showcased to international guests. The 2016 Stars were revealed this week - have look here

- Our head of Film, Briony Hanson, will host Driving Diversity: Towards an Inclusive Film Industry, a panel with representatives from the UK’s key public funding agencies including Ben Roberts from the BFI, Daniel Battsek from Film 4, and Joe Oppenheimer from BBC Films.

- Film Programme Manager Wendy Mitchell will host Reinventing the Soundtrack with Marc Robinson, President, Globe; music supervisor Nick Angel; composer Ilan Eshkeri; and Natasha Baldwin, Group President Creative and Marketing, Imagem Music Group.

- Film Programme Manager Jemma Desai will host the BFI NET.Work Q&A with Daughters of the Dust filmmaker Julie Dash.

- Film Programme Manager Will Massa will host a session with Layla M. director Mijke de Jong again for BFI NET.Work.

- Film Programme Manager Rachel Robey will also be at the festival with her other hat on, as producer of Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling (tickets here - and read about the huge success of The Levelling here)

- And of course our film programme managers Christine Bardsley and Jemma Desai will also be on duty as programme consultants for the festival. Christine will be hosting Q&As for Houston, We Have a Problem!, Ovarian Psycos, Tower and Those Who Jump. You can read her picks for LFF here. Jemma details her picks here. She will host Q&As for Lupe Under The Sun, The Dreamed Ones, All This Panic, Lovetrue, Boundaries, Raw, The Stopover, A Moving Image, White Colour Black, and The Ghoul.

Alongside all this, the British Council’s film team is also delighted to be supporting Mohamed Diab, the director of Clash, to attend LFF, and our colleagues at British Council Egypt are supporting Tamer El Said, director of In The Last Days of the City, to attend to present his work in London.

Finally we are also working with Image Nation Abut Dhabi to give away tickets to Ali F. Mostafa's dystopian thriller The Worthy on Twitter. Follow us @British_Film to take part.

(Terms & Conditions: Winners will be notified by Twitter. Each ticket is valid for one person only. All winners will be randomly selected & decisions are final. Tickets cannot be exchanged for cash and we cannot meet your travel costs to attend).

And of course we’ll be around the festival watching some great movies like everyone else!  See you there!