British Film Institute Festival

The British Film Institute (BFI) Film Festival takes place every year in the city of London. It was first founded in 1953 by the BFI. This event is usually run during late October. A huge number of films are screened here. Feature films, documentaries and shorts are all included. These can often come from many different countries. The festival is attended by well-known faces and is one of the most important events of the year for the British film industry.

Films That Have Been Screened At This Festival

  • Persepolis

This animated film is based on a popular graphic novel. It portrays the story of a young woman who struggles in an oppressive society following the Iranian Revolution. She deals with her frustration by listening to the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It is an uplifting true tale.

  • The Witch

Set in America during the 17th century, the Witch is about a family who decides to live away from other people. However, they are unaware that their new home is close to a witch. She works her evil on each family member in increasingly sinister ways.

  • We Need To Talk About Kevin

This film focuses on a mother who is dealing with a tragic event. Her son Kevin has been locked in prison for an extremely violent crime. Flashbacks are used to show what her life was like before this event and how it has now changed.

  • Into The Abyss: A Tale Of Death, A Tale of Life

Werner Herzog is one of the most important documentary filmmakers of all time. His work often deals with controversial and taboo subjects. In this one, he visits an American prison and talks to a man on death row. This prisoner would be executed days after Herzog’s visit. Viewers are told of his crimes and the impact it has had on the local community.