Full Line-up for 2020 BFI London Film Festival Unveiled

With many prominent film festivals cancelling due to COVID-19 this year, BFI announced it’s going ahead with its 64th BFI London Film Festival. To roll with the challenges that COVID-19 has brought on, the format of this year’s festival has been altered to fit the needs and safety of press and filmmakers. This change will bring far more films into the online medium whilst still keeping some more notable films in the cinemas.

From the 58 features films and 47 short films showing throughout the 7th of October to 18th of October, there are four features that will be exclusively shown in the cinema. Those include Steven McQueen’s Mangrove, upcoming Pixar release Soul, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland and Francis Lee’s Ammonite. Ten other features will be shown both online and in the cinema, including Bassam Tariq’s Mogul Mowgli and Michael Blyth’s Supernova starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. The remaining 44 features and short films will be available online.

Like in previous years, BFI has categorised the selections into different strands, so festival-goers will have an idea of what kind of films are screening. Below is the full line-up of the feature selection, including information on the film’s directors, countries of origin, which strand they belong to and the platform they will be screened on.

Full feature line up for the 2020 BFI London Film Festival:

180° Rule | Farnoosh Samadi | Iran | 2020 | Debate | Virtual

200 Meters | Ameen Nayfeh | Palestine | 2020 | Debate | Virtual

A Common Crime | Francisco Márquez | Argentina, Brazil, Switzerland 2020 | Dare | Virtual

A Day-Off of Kasumi Arimura | d. Hirokazu Kore-eda | w. Sakura Higa | Japan 2020 |Journey (Series) | Virtual

African Apocalypse | Rob Lemkin | UK 2020 | Debate | Virtual

After Love | Aleem Khan | UK 2020 | Love | Virtual + Cinema

Ammonite | Francis Lee| UK 2020 | Closing Film | Cinema

Another Round | Thomas Vinterberg| Denmark 2020 | Journey | Virtual + Cinema

Bad Tales | Fabio D’Innocenzo, Damiano D’Innocenzo | Italy 2020 | Dare | Virtual

Bloody Nose, Empty Pocket | Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross | USA 2020 | Journey | Virtual

The Cheaters | Paulette McDonagh | Australia 1929 | Treasures | Virtual

The Chess Game of the Wind | Mohammad Reza Aslani | Iran 1976 | Treasures | Virtual

Cicada | Matt Fifer and Kieran Mulcare | USA 2020 | Love | Virtual

Days | Tsai Ming-Liang | Taiwan 2020 | Love | Virtual

David Byrne’s American Utopia | Spike Lee | USA 2020 | Create | Virtual + Cinema

Delia Derbyshire: the Myths and Legendary Tapes | Caroline Catz | UK 2020 | Create | Virtual

The Disciple | Chaitanya Tamhane | India 2020 | Create | Virtual

Farewell Amor | Ekwa Msangi | USA 2020 | Love | Virtual

Friendship’s Death | Peter Wollen | UK 1987 | Treasures | Virtual

Genus Pan | Lav Diaz | Philippines 2020 | Journey | Virtual

Gold for Dogs | Anna Cazenave Cambet | France 2020 | Journey | Virtual

Herself | Phyllida Lloyd | UK 2020 | Love | Virtual + Cinema

Honeymood | Talya Lavie | Israel 2020 | Laugh | Virtual

I Am Samuel | Pete Murimi | Kenya 2020 | Journey | Virtual

Identifying Features | Fernanda Valadez | Mexico-Spain 2020 | Journey | Virtual

If It Were Love | Patric Chiha | France 2020 | Love | Virtual

Industry | d. Lena Dunham, Tinge Krishnan, Ed Lilly | w. Mickey Down, Konrad Kay | UK 2020 | Journey (Series) | Virtual

The Intruder | Natalia Meta | Argentina-Mexico 2020 | Dare | Virtual

Kajillionaire | Miranda July | USA 2020 | Laugh | Virtual

Limbo | Ben Sharrock | UK 2020 | Journey | Virtual

Mangrove | Steve McQueen | UK 2020 | Opening Film (Series) | Cinema

Mogul Mowgli | Bassam Tariq | UK 2020 | Dare | Virtual + Cinema

Never Gonna Snow Again | Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert | Poland-Germany | Laugh | Virtual

New Order | Michel Franco | Mexico 2020 | Dare | Virtual

Nomadland | Chloé Zhao | USA 2020 | Journey | Cinema

Notturno | Gianfranco Rosi | Italy-Germany-France 2020 | Journey | Virtual

One Man and His Shoes | Yemi Bamiro | UK 2020 | Debate | Virtual

The Painter and the Thief | Benjamin Ree | Norway 2020 | Create | Virtual

Possessor | Brandon Cronenberg | Canada-UK 2020 | Cult | Virtual

The Reason I Jump | Jerry Rothwell | UK 2020 | Virtual

Relic | Natalie Erika James | Australia-USA 2020 | Cult | Virtual

Rose | Jennifer Sheridan | UK 2020 | Cult | Virtual

The Salt in Our Waters | Rezwan Shahriar Sumit | Bangladesh-France 2020| Journey | Virtual

Shadow Country | Bohdan Sláma | Czech Republic 2020 | Debate | Virtual

Shirley | Josephine Decker | USA 2020 | Dare | Virtual + Cinema

Siberia | Abel Ferrara | Italy-Germany-Mexico 2020 | Dare | Virtual

Soul | Pete Docter, Kemp Powers | USA 2020 | Family | Cinema

Sound for the Future | Matt Hulse | UK-China 2020 | Experimenta | Virual

Stray | Elizabeth Lo | USA 2020 | Journey | Virtual

Striding Into the Wind | Wei Shujun | China 2020 | Create | Virtual

Supernova | Harry Macqueen | UK 2020 | Love | Virtual + Cinema

This Is My Desire (Eyimofe) | Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri | Nigeria 2019 | Virutal

Time | Garrett Bradley | USA 2020 | Debate | Virtual + Cinema

Ultraviolence | Ken Fero | UK 2020 | Debate | Virtual

Undine | Christian Petzold | Germany 2020 | Virtual + Cinema

Wildfire | Cathy Brady | UK-Ireland 2020 | Dare | Virtual

Wolfwalkers | Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart | Ireland-Luxembourg-France 2020 |Family | Virtual

Zanka Contact | Ismaël El Iraki | France-Morocco-Belgium 2020 | Create | Virtual

For more information about the festival and the selections, please visit the official BFI website.

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