October tends to be the most depressing month of the year. Summer is officially over, nights are getting very dark very early, and Christmas seems light years away, even if Supermarkets have been selling ‘ Bumper Christmas Cheese Packs’ for weeks already. But cheer up! October might not be so bad after all, as the BFI London Film Festival has announced that its 2014 festival will run from the 8th to the 19th of October.
Now in its 58th edition, 2013 surely showed the draw of the festival amongst big Hollywood names,with twenty nine film premiers, and the world premiere of Saving Mr Banks closing the event. The eleven day festival drew in over 150,000 audience members across 20 screens throughout London. More than 600 film makers showcased their work at the festival, with films shown and documentaries produced from seventy four different countries.
If you fancy yourself as the next big thing in the movie world, you can still submit entries for feature films (up until the 20th of June) and short films (up until the 13th of June) for the 2014 BFI London Film Festival, and these can be can submitted at www.bfi.org.uk/lff.
Announcements as to which films will be premiering this year will be made nearer the time, but expect an even bigger, better festival than last year, which will take some topping.