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London Film Festival 2019

  • A man in Victorian dress stands with his top hat in his hands.

Dev Patel in The Personal History of David Copperfield

26th September 2019

With 111 UK productions and co-productions, the 2019 London Film Festival shows that UK film is in excellent health.

We've produced a catalogue including details of all the UK short and feature productions and official co-productions screening in the London Film Festival programme. The selection proves the increasing diversity of UK film and ranges from starry awards-season contenders to edgy lowbudget features and perception-changing documentaries.

The British Council at London Film Festival

You can find us at the following events:

  • British Council International LFF reception, Friday 4 Oct, 6pm
  • British Council/ London Film Festival Talent Brunch, Sunday 6 Oct, 11:30am
  • Christine Bardsley will be chairing Q&As with filmmakers at the following screenings:
    Transnistra dir Anna Ebon, 3 and 5 Oct  
    Hope Frozen dir Pailin Wedel, 6 and 7 Oct
    The Disappearance of My Mother dir Beniamino Barrese, 7 Oct
    Tell Me Who I Am dir Ed Perkins, 9 Oct
  • Members of the film team will be moderating sessions for the NETWORK@LFF programme.
  • Rowan Woods is programming LFF’s industry events.
  • And we'll be popping up as part of the programme of free events, too.


What to see?

Here are the Film Team's Top Picks from the festival:

The Man Who Cuts Tattoos dir Michael Omuna
The most recent recipient of the Film Africa Shorts Travel Grant. 

The Deathless Woman dir Roz Mortimer
This account of the Nazi genocide of the Roma is told through myth, woven with testimony from survivors and witnesses of historic - and contemporary - attacks on Roma in Europe.

White Riot dir Rubika Shah
Having loved Rubika Shah's  original short film which was such a hit at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals in 2017 I can’t wait to see how she has expanded it to tell the story of Rock Against Racism in more depth.

Saint Maud dir Rose Glass
One of a number of really exciting new British female voices at this year’s festival.

Rocks dir Sarah Gavron
A vibrant and hugely engaging portrait of female friendship and growing up in London from director Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane, Suffragette) and writers Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson.

There are also some exciting shorts programmes with some great UK selections. We're particularly looking forward the following programmes:

  • Joy to the World (Laugh) feat. 8 new UK shorts
  • My Life, Whose Rules (Journey) featuring Hussina Raja's beautiful debut short, Roots.

Find out more about London Film Festival at the website.