Video: BFI launch the 56th London Film Festival

On Wednesday, the British Film Institute held the press launch for the 56th London Film Festival, with BFI CEO Amanda Nevill and incoming Festival Director Clare Stewart taking to the stage to unveil an extensive programme for a 12-day celebration of international cinema that begins on October 10th with Tim Burton’s stop motion animation Frankenweenie and concludes on October 21st with the Closing Night Gala screening of Mike Newell’s Charles Dickens adaptation Great Expectations.

Take a look at the following press launch video, which includes comments from Nevill and Stewart, along with Mat Whitecross (director, Spike Island), Sally El Hosaini (director/screenwriter, My Brother the Devil), Sarah Gavron (director, Village at the End of the World), Ben Timlett, Jeff Simpson and Bill Jones (directors, A Liar’s Autobiography), Alice Lowe (actor/screenwriter, Sightseers), and be sure to check out our London Film Festival preview here


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