South Bank London

London Film Festival

More than 200 films make their cinematic debut in South Bank at the UK's biggest film festival.


09 Oct - 20 Oct 2024

Ticket Information

Tickets from £10

Location Info

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London, UK

The 68th edition of the BFI London Film Festival brings more than 200 original new films to South Bank to make their cinematic debut on the biggest screens in town. 

Taking place from 9-20 October, this year's festival spreads out across the South Bank with film screenings and events happening at the BFI Southbank, BFI IMAX and the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.

The LFF programme is huge, covering all genres of cinema from across the world, and every year sees major new British films presenting their world premieres here in South Bank. The festival kicks off with a star-studded opening gala night film screening at the Royal Festival Hall. Opening this year's festival is Steve McQueen's war-time drama Blitz. Starring Saoirse Ronan, the film follows the story of an east London family who have been separated during the Blitz, and many of the scenes were filmed on location in Waterloo!

Dates for your diary

  • Wed 4 Sep: Programme revealed
  • Mon 9 Sep 10am: Priority booking for BFI Patrons
  • Tue 10 Sep 10am: Priority booking for BFI Members
  • Tue 17 Sep 10am: Tickets on sale
  • Thu 3 Oct 10am: Extra tickets released for some screenings and events

Tickets, booking and free events

The London Film Festival has a rich programme of free events taking place at the Festival Café at BFI Southbank, including talks and debates, short film screenings, DJ nights and more.

Take note that this is Britain’s biggest film event and tickets are likely to sell out fast for the most anticipated features. Ticket sales open in September and are staggered with BFI members getting early bird priority booking access. Keep your eye on the official festival website for the latest ticket announcements.

As this is a festival all films start promptly with no trailers. Make sure to be at your seats at the advertised time!

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