[2020 edition]: We update our calendar of London’s film festivals regularly, bringing you the best world cinema, feature length docs & short form films as well as incredibly diverse stories of people & place. We listed 147 events last year, making this the most comprehensive listing around.
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- Brigid’s Day Film Festival (30 JAN to 02 FEB).
- London Short Film Festival (10 to 19 JAN).
- Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival (09 to 12 JAN).
- BFI Future Film Festival (20 to 23 FEB).
- Doker Film Fest (13 to 15 FEB).
- Ealing Music & Film Festival (12 to 16 FEB).
- Papaya Rocks Film Festival (27 FEB).
- Tufnell Park Film Club Shorter Film Festival (09 FEB).
- Women Over Fifty Film Festival On Tour (02 FEB).
- Women Over Fifty Film Festival On Tour (05 FEB – Roehampton).
- Actors East Film Festival (06 MAR).
- Banff Mountain Film Festival (10 to 23 MAR).
- BFI FLARE London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival (18 to 29 MAR).
- Black Creators Matter: Short Movie Festival (12 MAR).
- Burnt Roti Festival (01 MAR).
- Chronic Youth Film Festival (28 to 29 MAR).
- Cinema Made In Italy (04 to 10 MAR).
- Crystal Palace International Film Festival (05 to 28 MAR).
- Deptford Cinema Film Festival (07 MAR).
- Essay Film Festival (26 MAR to 04 APR).
- Feminista Film Festival UK Tour (various London dates).
- Human Rights Watch Film Festival (12 to 20 MAR).
- Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour (11 MAR).
- Kinoteka Polish Film Festival (19 MAR TO 05 APR).
- London Independent Film Festival (13 to 22 MAR).
- The People’s Film Festival (06 to 07 MAR).
- Soundscreen Music & Film Festival (27 to 29 MAR).
- St. Patrick’s Day Film Festival (15 to 17 MAR).
- UK Asian Film Festival (25 MAR to 05 APR).
- BFI & Radio Times Television Festival (17 to 19 APR).
- Frames Of Representation (17 to 25 APR).
- London Screenwriters’ Festival (17 to 19 APR).
*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.
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