2016 London Film Fest

Kicking off today in London, the 60th annual BFI London Film Festival will highlight the most exciting, up-and-coming releases for the 2016-17 year in the UK. The festival, which runs from October 5 through October 16, showcases a wide variety of British films, each categorized by topic instead of by genre: love, debate, laugh, dare, thrill, cult, journey, sonic, family, experimenta, and treasures. This year also marks the debut of the first-ever IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award given in association with the BFI. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding British talent and is designed to support a writer and/or director at the beginning of their career. Honoring writer-director Hope Dickson-Leach, world-renowned actress Cate Blanchett will present the Dickson-Leach (whose resume includes the film The Levelling) with £50k at a star-studded gala dinner at London’s Rosewood hotel, hosted by Rob Brydon and accompanied by the sounds of the London Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

The festival opens with A United Kingdom, and will debut a highly anticipated list of films throughout its 11-day run, including: Free Fire, La La Land, Aquarius, Moonlight, Paterson, Nocturnama, American Honey, Arrival, Manchester By The Sea, Toni Erdmann, and My Life as a Courgette, among many others.

Tickets are still available for purchase for everyday of the festival.

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