BFI Player lines up festival favourites for 2015 LFF
James R | On 08, Sep 2015
The British Film Institute is lining up a selection of festival favourites to stream on VOD during the 2015 London Film Festival.
The event, which runs from Wednesday 7th to Sunday 18th October, sees the capital taken over by everything from new cult indie flicks to awards season big-hitters. Since the launch of the BFI’s VOD platform in 2013, the site has increasingly been used to share the festival with those across the UK. The Archive Gala, which traditionally premieres a restored classic, has been given a day-and-date release alongside the event for the past two years, allowing people away from the city to join in the festival experience.
This year, though, the Archive Gala of Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars will not be available to stream on the same day as the screening, because the newly commissioned score will not have been recorded in advance of the festival. Instead, the site’s LFF offerings will revolve around former festival treats, including The Tribe, Girlhood, White God (pictured above), and Pasolini. Films will be available to rent online directly from the BFI.
The site will also contain video clips of events at the festival, including Q&As and red carpet interviews. A small number of titles at the festival are also likely to be released straight to VOD following their screenings. Previous films to have headed online during the London Film Festival include Adore (now on Netflix UK) and Ping Pong Summer.