London Film Festival 2022 announces hybrid format
James R | On 29, Jun 2022
The BFI London Film Festival will once again go online for 2022 with another hybrid edition spanning both cinemas and digital.
The format, which has been developed over the past two years when many festivals when virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been abandoned by other festivals, but the LFF will retain it so that it can once again reach audiences across the UK.
The festival will again base itself physically on London’s Southbank, hosting galas at BFI Southbank and the Royal Festival Hall. Five other London venue partners will return across the West End and farther afield, plus 10 UK-wide partner cinemas. The 66th edition of the Festival will showcase more than 160 features, 8 new series, 6 Screen Talks, plus immersive art and XR projects as part of the LFF Expanded strand at 26 Leake Street. Online, BFI Player will host a curated programme of 25 feature films, which will stream from 14th to 23rd October and will allow audiences to choose when they want to watch a particular title within the virtual festival window.
The overall event will run from Wednesday 5th October to Sunday 16th October. The full programme will be unveiled on 1st September.