London Film Festival: When is the LFF? Tickets info, programme and how to watch


London Film Festival: When is the LFF? Tickets info, programme and how to watch

London Film Festival happens once a year in the UK’s capital city. The festival will usually see fans from all over the country and stars of the screen descending on the city. However, with COVID-19 sending much of the festival online, when is it and how can fans watch the full programme?

When is the London Film Festival?

London Film Festival takes place every October, and this year will be no different.

The movie festival will start on October 7, and finish on October 18.

Some of the movies will be available in cinemas, meaning fans may want to come to London to enjoy the full festival, while the rest of the programme will be available virtually.

What movies are playing at the London Film Festival 2020?

As has been previously announced, the festival will open with the European premiere of Steve McQueen’s Mangrove, which stars Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes.

The final film of the festival will be Francis Lee’s Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

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Here is the full list of feature films playing in the various strands of the festival:

180° Rule – directed Farnoosh Samadi

200 Meters – directed by Ameen Nayfeh

A Common Crime – directed by Francisco Márquez

A Day-Off Of Kasumi Arimura – directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda

African Apocalypse – directed by Rob Lemkin

After Love – directed by Aleem Khan

Ammonite – directed by Francis Lee

Another Round – directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Bad Tales – directed by Fabio D’Innocenzo and Damiano D’Innocenzo

Bloody Nose, Empty Pocket – directed by Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross

The Cheaters – directed by Paulette McDonagh

The Chess Game Of The Wind – directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani

Cicada – directed by Matt Fifer And Kieran Mulcare

Days – directed by Tsai Ming-Liang

David Byrne’s American Utopia – directed by Spike Lee

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths And Legendary Tapes – directed by Caroline Catz

The Disciple – directed by Chaitanya Tamhane

Farewell Amor – directed by Ekwa Msangi

Friendship’s Death – directed by Peter Wollen

Genus Pan – directed by Lav Diaz

Gold For Dogs – directed by Anna Cazenave Cambet

Herself – directed by Phyllida Lloyd

Honeymood – directed by Talya Lavie

I Am Samuel – directed by Pete Murimi

Identifying Features – directed by Fernanda Valadez

If It Were Love – directed by Patric Chiha

Industry – directed by Lena Dunham, Tinge Krishnan and Ed Lilly – TV series

The Intruder – directed by Natalia Meta


Kajillionaire – directed by Miranda July

Limbo – directed by Ben Sharrock

Mangrove – directed by Steve McQueen

Mogul Mowgli – directed by Bassam Tariq

Never Gonna Snow Again – directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert

New Order – directed by Michel Franco

Nomadland – directed by Chloé Zhao

Notturno – directed by Gianfranco Rosi

One Man And His Shoes – directed by Yemi Bamiro

The Painter And The Thief – directed by Benjamin Ree

Possessor – directed by Brandon Cronenberg

The Reason I Jump – directed by Jerry Rothwell

Relic – directed by Natalie Erika James

Rose – directed by Jennifer Sheridan

The Salt In Our Waters – directed by Rezwan Shahriar Sumit

Shadow Country – directed by Bohdan Sláma

Shirley – directed by Josephine Decker

Siberia – directed by Abel Ferrara

Soul – directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers

Sound For The Future – directed by Matt Hulse

Stray – directed by Elizabeth Lo

Striding Into The Wind – directed by Wei Shujun

Supernova – directed by Harry Macqueen

This Is My Desire (Eyimofe) – directed by Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri

Time – directed by Garrett Bradley

Ultraviolence – directed by Ken Fero

Undine – directed by Christian Petzold

Wildfire – directed by Cathy Brady

Wolfwalkers – directed by Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart

Zanka Contact – directed by Ismaël El Iraki

How to watch the films at the London Film Festival

There is a mixture of cinema screenings and virtual presentations at this year’s festival.

Every screening will be presented with an introduction or Q&A from filmmakers and programmers, but due to the change in the way the films are shown, fans can engage with the festival for free in many ways.

All films are geo-blocked to the UK while all the festival talks and LFF Expanded are available to experience for free from anywhere in the world, meaning UK fans get exclusive access to a great deal of content.

Only the opening and closing films will receive just a cinematic screening, meaning all other films, while some may have cinematic screenings available, will also be available online.

To find out more about how to access screenings during the festival, visit the LFF website at

Published at Tue, 08 Sep 2020 20:53:23 +0000


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