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All eyes on London this week

  • Carol Morley's Dreams of a Life

Carol Morley's Dreams of a Life

October 2011

The 55th BFI London Film Festival kicks off this week showcasing the best of world cinema and, incredibly, includes over 60 UK titles across its gala, feature and shorts categories.

London will be buzzing with British talent this week as a staggering 63 UK films screen across the 55th BFI London Film Festival programme. The selection - sadly the last from Artistic Director Sandra Hebron - ranges from both opening gala selection, 360, showcasing the combined brilliance of director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Peter Morgan, through to The Deep Blue Sea from director Terence Davies and producer Kate Ogborn (who finds herself in our Spotlight this month). In between are highly anticipated features from some of the brightest names in UK cinema (including Andrea Arnold and Lynne Ramsay), amazing docs (including Carol Morley's Dreams of a Life and Nick Broomfield's Sarah Palin - You Betcha!) through to first time shorts from up and coming filmmakers like Roseanne Flynn (Meconium) and Andrew Steggall (The Red Bike).

You can read about the whole range of UK films screening in London by going to our BritFilms Catalogue where you can download a specially-produced PDF of BritFilms in London.

We'll be busy throughout the festival - hosting a masterclass with UK writer Abi Morgan for our partners at The Script Factory & NFTS; chairing industry sessions on short film; offering one-to-one festival surgeries; and even hosting an afternoon tea to give international festival programmers the chance to meet UK producers.

Have a look at the whole programme at - and come and say hello to the BC Film team at the Festival. We can't wait!