Film lovers who are planning to go on London walking tours this year should try to schedule the visit in October. This is because the 61st edition of the most popular BFI London Film Festival will be held from October 4 to 15, 2017 in the capital city of UK.
Film lovers are in for an absolute treat, as they will be able to watch critically acclaimed and unique films during the festival. The London Film Festival by British Film Institute is considered as the “festival of festivals” by film critics and lovers. Prestigious movies from Cannes, Venice, and other famous European film festivals will be screened along with the contents from young film artists.
Even though the BFI London Film Festival is primarily a public film festival, several actors, directors, and other artists from the film industry usually attend the event. So, you will be able to see some of the famous artists from the big screen while you are on a London old city tour with your friends and family.
The authorities who are hosting the event have not revealed much information regarding the event, but it is rumored that the festival will begin with the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, “Breathe”. The film attempts to bring the incredible true-life tale of Robin Cavendish and his wife, Diana to the audience. Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy will be playing the lead characters in the movie.
In addition to films, the BFI London Film Festival is also a place to celebrate and honor the achievements of the artists in the film industry. Therefore, the festival has its own awards ceremony too. Some of the awards presented during the festival are The Sutherland Trophy, Best Film, Best British Newcomer Award, The Grierson Award, and BFI Fellowships.
The authorities have not yet announced the nominees for any of these awards but it is confirmed that the British director Paul Greengrass will be receiving a BFI Fellowship. The name Paul Greengrass will be familiar to people who love spy thriller, as he has directed a couple of excellent spy thriller films including Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum.
The tickets for the BFI London Film Festival and related screenings are not available to the public yet, but it will be soon made available. So, turn your London old city tour into a unique experience by attending the BFI London Film Festival.