This will be FilmBook‘s first year covering the British Film Institute‘s London Film Festival. Its been a long road to this point from this website’s inception back in 2008. We have always wanted to offer world film and TV news, not just US film and TV news. With the 2013 London Film Festival, we have taken a big step in that direction.
We will not be able to see and cover every film at the film (more on the number of films at this year’s festival below) but we will seeing and reporting on the films we deem relevant to our audience. Some of those films include Don Jon, Gravity, Philomena, The Spectacular Now, Blue is the Warmest Color, and many others.
This year’s London Film Festival:
will screen a total of 234 fiction and documentary features, including 22 World Premieres, 16 International Premieres, 29 European Premieres and 20 Archive films. There will also be screenings of 134 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes and other special events. The 57th BFI London Film Festival will run from 9-20 October 2013.
Taking place over 12 days, the Festival’s screenings are at venues across the capital, from the West End cinemas – Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square and a new addition this year the Cineworld Haymarket; central London venues – BFI Southbank; the ICA, Curzon Mayfair, and Ciné Lumière; and local cinemas – Ritzy Brixton, Hackney Picturehouse, Renoir, Everyman Screen on the Green and Rich Mix. Additional screenings and events will take place at the Curzon Chelsea, BFI London IMAX and Village Underground.
Press screening are underway now with the official film festival starting on October 9, 2013. You can expect to read news from us on the London Film Festival in the coming weeks on Twitter here: @filmbookdotcom, just review Tweet alerts from the film festival here: @fbmoviereviews, and view images from the festival on Pinterest here: @filmbook and on Instagram here: @filmbook.
Stay tuned, we have much in store for you. The full film schedule, including start time, dates, and venues, can be found here: 2013 Film Programme.
The 2013 London Film Festival trailer: