RADIANT CIRCUS SCREEN GUIDE - Film Festivals In London 2018: THE FOG at EEFF 2018 (19 APR).
THE FOG screened at EEFF 2018 (19 APR).

[18 APR 2018]: We’re always updating our list of film festivals in London, bringing you the best world cinema, feature length documentary and short form film as well as incredibly diverse stories of people and places.


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We’ve archived 2017’s film festivals in London here: 2017 ARCHIVE EDITION


FILM FESTIVALS IN LONDON (2018)

FESTVALFOCUSDATES (last/next)WEBSITETWITTERINSTAGRAM
Architecture Film FestivalMoving image & the built environment.TBC (06 to 11 JUN 17)www.archfilmfest.uk@ArchFilmFestUK@archfilmfestuk
BFI FLARELGBT cinema.21 MAR to 01 APR 18www.bfi.org.uk/flare@BFI@britishfilminstitute
BFI London Film FestivalNew film.10 to 21 OCT 18www.bfi.org.uk@BFI@britishfilminstitute
British Urban Film FestivalUrban independent cinema.04 to 10 JUN 18www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk@buffenterprises@buffenterprises
Canada NowNew Canadian film.03 to 06 MAY 18www.canadanow.co.uk
Cheapcuts Documentary Film FestivalDocumentary short film.17 to 20 MAY 18www.cheapcutsfest.com@cheapcutsfest@cheapcutsfest
Chinese Visual FestivalContemporary Chinese language film & art.03 to 06 MAY 18www.chinesevisualfestival.org@CVF_london@cvf_london
Chronic Youth Film FestivalFilms about boyhood, girlhood & self-hood.17 to 18 MAR 18www.barbican.org.uk @BarbicanYP
Cinema Made In ItalyItalian film & film made in Italy.07 to 11 MAR 18www.institut-francais.org.uk/cine-lumiere/@iiclondra
Crystal Palace International Film FestivalWorld independent film.TBC (27 OCT to 18 NOV 17)www.cpiff.co.uk@CrystalPalaceFF
Czech Film WeekCzech and Slovak film.19 to 24 Feb 2018http://www.czechcentres.cz/@CzechCentreLnd
Discover Film AwardsShort film.13 to 15 APR 18 www.discover.film @discover_film
Doc 'N Roll FestivalMusic documentary film.TBC (02 to 19 NOV 17)www.docnrollfestival.com@docnrollfest@docnrollfilms
DukeFestFestival of film mayhem.08 to 11 JULY 18www.thedukemitchell.uk@TheDukeMitchell
DYSPLA International Moving Image FestivalVisual innovation of dyslexic & neurodiverse story makers14 to 18 MAR 2018 www.dyspla.com @DYSPLA_Festivaldyspla_festival
East End Film FestivalBritish & international cinema.11 to 29 APRIL 18www.eastendfilmfestival.com@EastEndFilmFest@eastendfilmfest
Edge Of Frame WeekenderExperimental Animation02 to 04 MAR 18www.edgeofframe.co.uk@EdgeofFrame
Edit Film FestivalArt & skill of the editor.25 to 26 APR 18www.gold.ac.uk
Essay Film FestivalEssay film as criticism.21 MAR to 29 MAR 18www.essayfilmfestival.com
Everyman Music Film FestivalMusic film.07 to 31 MAY 18www.everymancinema.com
Fashion In FilmExploring fashion & film.TBC (11 to 26 MAR 17)www.fashioninfilm.com@FashionFilmFest@fashioninfilmfestival
Festival Of Commonwealth FilmCinema from across the Commonwealth.14 to 15 APR 2018www.fcfilm.net@FCFILM2018
Film AfricaAfrican cinema from the continent & diaspora.02 to 11 NOV 18www.filmafrica.org.uk@ FilmAfrica@filmafrica
Frames of RepresentationNew perspectives in documentary cinema.20 to 28 APR 18www.framesofrepresentation.com@framesofrep
Free Film FestivalsNeighbourhood festivals.VARIOUSwww.freefilmfestivals.org@freefilmfests
French Film Festival UKFrancophone cinema.01 to 29 NOV 18 (provisional)www.frenchfilmfestival.org.uk@lefrenchfilmfes
FrightfestHorror cinema.23 to 27 AUG 18www.frightfest.co.uk@frightfest@horrorchannelfrightfest
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts FestLGBTIQA+ stories.13 to 18 NOV 18www.fringefilmfest.com@ fringefilmfest@ fringefilmfest
GFESTLGBTQI film, performance, art & debate.12 to 24 NOV 18www.gaywisefestival.org.uk@GFEST@GFEST
Human Rights Watch Film FestivalHuman rights abuses.07 to 16 MAR 18www.ff.hrw.org/london@hrwfilmfestival@hrwfilmfestival
I Will Tell International Film FestivalFilms about the 'other'.30 AUG to 09 SEP 18www.iwilltell.com@iwilltell
Irish Film LondonIrish film & animation.21 to 25 NOV 18www.irishfilmfestivallondon.com@irishfilmlondon@irishfilmlondon
KinotekaPolish cinema.07 MAR to 29 MAR 18www.kinoteka.org.uk@PLInst_London
LOCO Film FestivalInternational comedy film.Returns 2019www.locofilmfestival.com@locofilmfest@locofilmfestival
London Bengali Film FestivalFilms from or about the Bengali diaspora.12 to 15 APR 18www.lbff.co.uk
London Drone Film FestivalCreative skills of drone pilots.TBC (25 SEP 17)www.londondronefilmfestival.com@LDRONEFILMFEST
London East Asia Film FestivalCollaboration & diversity in East Asian filmmaking.TBC (19 to 29 OCT 17)www.leaff.org.uk@LEAFilmFest@leafilmfest
London Experimental Film FestivalExperimental film.TBC (03 DEC 17)www.londonexperimental.org@londexpfilmfes
London Feminist Film FestivalFeminist films from women directors.16 to 19 AUG 18www.londonfeministfilmfestival.com@ldnfemfilmfest
London Greek Film FestivalModern Greek film.07 to 12 MAY 18www.londongreekfilmfestival.com@londongff
London Independent Film FestivalFirst & second-time film-makers, micro-budget & no-budget films.13 to 22 APR 18www.liff.org@LondonIFF
London Indian Film FestivalIndian independent film.21 to 29 JUN 18www.londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk@LoveLIFF@loveliff
London International Animation FestivalThe spectrum of creative animation.TBC (01 to 10 DEC 17)www.liaf.org.uk@londonanimation
London Korean Film FestivalKorean cinema.TBC (26 OCT to 19 NOV 17)www.koreanfilm.co.uk@ koreanfilmfest@ london_korean_film_festival
London Kurdish Film FestivalFilm from Kurdistan & beyond.13 to 22 APR 2018www.lkff.co.uk@lkff
London Porn Film FestivalQueer & feminist porn.12 to 15 APR 18www.londonpff.com@ LdnPFF
London Short Film FestivalIndependent short film.11 to 20 JAN 19www.shortfilms.org.uk@LSFF@ londonshortfilmfest
London Spanish Film FestivalContemporary Spanish cinema.26 to 30 SEP 18www.londonspanishfilmfestival.com@LSFFest@londonspanishfilmfestival
London Surf Film FestivalSurf film, art & culture.TBC (19 to 21 OCT 17)www.londonsurffilmfestival.com@LonSurfFilmFest@londonsurffilmfest
Made In PragueFilms, visual arts, literature, theatre & music.TBC (08 NOV to 06 DEC 17)www.london.czechcentres.cz@ CzechCentreLnd@ czechcentrelondon
Native Spirit Film FestivalIndigenous film, native mediamakers.12 to 21 OCT 18www.nativespiritfoundation.org@NativeSpiritUK
Ocean Film FestivalFilms from above & below the surface.16 to 20 OCT 18www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk@ OceanFilmFestUK@ oceanfilmfestuk
Open City Documentary FestivalCreative documentary & non-fiction film.04 to 09 SEP 18www.opencitylondon.com@OpenCityDocs@opencitydocs
Origins Festival of First NationsWorld indigenous cultures.TBC (10 to 25 JUN 17)www.originsfestival.bordercrossings.org.uk@BorderCrossings@border_crossings
Oz Film FestivalNew & classic Australian film.06 to 08 JUL 18www.ozfilmfest.com@OZfilmfest@ozfilmfestival
Playback FestivalEmerging artists' film.21 to 25 MAR 18www.ica.art
Raindance Film FestivalIndependent film.19 to 30 SEP 18www.raindance.org@raindance@raindance_film_festival
Refugee WeekCelebrating creativity of refugees18 to 24 JUN 18www.refugeeweek.org.uk@CounterArts
Right Now Film FestivalFilm about power inequalities.21 to 27 MAR 18www.rightnowfilmfestival.org@RightNowFF
Romanian Film FestivalRomanian film.18 to 22 APR 18www.rofilmfest.com@RomanianfilmLDN
Russian Film WeekRussian themed films.TBC (19 to 26 NOV 17)www.russianfilmweek.org@rfw_uk@russian_film_week
ScalaramaNational celebration of cinema.01 to 30 SEP 18www.scalarama.com@scalarama@scalarama
Sci-Fi London Film FestivalScience fiction & fantastic film.01 to 07 MAY 18www.sci-fi-london.com@scifilondon
SERET London Israeli Film FestivalIsraeli film & television.06 to 17 MAY 18www.seret-international.org@SERET_Films
Shubbak FestivalContemporary Arab culture.Returns 2019www.shubbak.co.uk@shubbakfestival@shubbakfestival
Sound Screen Music & Film FestivalLive gigs & music docs.21 to 28 MAR 18www.soundscreenfestival.com@SoundScreenFest
St Patrick's Day Film FestivalIrish film & animation.16 to 18 MAR 18www.irishfilmfestivallondon.com@irishfilmlondon@irishfilmlondon
Sundance Film Festival: LondonIndependent film.31 MAY to 03 JUN 18www.picturehouses.com@sundancefestuk
UK Asian Film FestivalSouth Asian art & film.15 to 25 MAR 18www.tonguesonfire.com@cometoLAFF@londonasianfilmfestival
UK International Jewish Film FestivalJewish & Israeli film.TBC (09 to 26 NOV 17)www.ukjewishfilm.org@UKJewishFilm
UK Iranian Film FestivalIranian film.TBC (27 OCT to 01 NOV 17)www.ukiff.org.uk@ifru_london@ifru_london
Underwire Film FestivalFemale talent across the film crafts.16 to 25 NOV 18www.underwirefestival.com@underwirefest@underwirefest
Unrestricted View Film FestivalIndependent film.23 to 29 APR 18www.uvff.co.uk@UViewFF
Unrestricted View Horror Film FestivalHorror film.29 OCT to 04 NOV 18www.unrestrictedview.co.uk@UvHorror
Unrestricted View Rainbow Umbrella Film FestivalLGBT film.12 to 14 JAN 18www.uvff.co.uk@UViewFF
Utopia Film FestivalPortuguese film.TBC (13 NOV to 01 DEC 17)www.utopiafestival.org.uk@Portuguesefilm
Walthamstow International Film FestivalShort film.23 to 24 JUN 18www.walthamstowinternationalfilmfestival.com@e17filmfest
Women In Activism Film FestivalCelebrating black women in activism.03 to 24 MAR 18http://www.blackhistorystudies.com/@BlkHistStudies@blackhistorystudies
Women of the LensBlack women & women of colour in the UK creative industries.TBC (24 to 26 NOV 17)www.womenofthelens.com@WomenOfTheLens

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