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BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival

Type : Feature film and short film festival
Theme : All films
Location : Great Britain
Period : October

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Festival years (18)

Event presentation

The London Film Festival is a key activity of the BFI (British Film Institute), screening new work from around the world and the best of recent restorations from international archives.

The London Film Festival awards the following prizes in recognition of new talent: BFI Sutherland Trophy for best first feature; FIPRESCI International Critics' Award for best first or second feature; Grierson Award for best documentary; UK Film Talent Award (recognising emerging British writers, directors and producers); Satyajit Ray Award for first features; and, in collaboration with Turner Classic Movies, the TCM Classic Shorts prize for best short film.
Categories of work shown include fiction, documentary, artists' and experimental work, animation, features and shorts. The LFF has an open submission policy. The Festival also hosts a comprehensive education programme and a slate of industry-focused events and screenings.



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Registration conditions for short films

Films produced on or after : Dans les 18 mois précédant le festival
Registration deadline : 10/06/2016
Registration deadline by Unifrance : 10/05/2016
UniFrance contacts at this event : Benoît Blanchard
Registrations requiring fees
Registration Form available on external website :

Subtitling required
Maximum runtime : 40'
Films produced on or after : Dans les deux années précédant le festival
Genres accepted : All genres
Conditions : Films not previously released (in the country) only
Pre-selection format requirements : DVD, Short Film Gallery
Screening format requirements : 35mm, Beta SP PAL, 16mm, HD CAM, Digital Beta PAL


The festival does not return cassettes and DVDs sent for pre-selection.