Press releases

All the latest information on BFI activities for members of the media.

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31 January 2013

28 January 2013

BFI launches revamped £4M Distribution Fund
21 January 2013

Visions of Love: Celebrate Valentines Day at BFI Southbank
18 January 2013

BFI Future Film Festival 2013
18 January 2013

BFI Film Academy launches intensive residential Talent Campus
18 January 2013

UK film at Sundance 2013
18 January 2013

Scotland’s first BFI Mediatheque opens in Glasgow
17 January 2013

State of the Nation: Anand Patwardhan’s Portraits of India
17 January 2013

Beryl Vertue: A Talent to Entertain
17 January 2013

BFI launches Vision Awards 201315

10 January 2013

This Working Life: Steel
9 January 2013

The Children’s Film Foundation Collection: The Race is On
9 January 2013

BFI appoints Edward Humphrey as new Director of Digital
7 January 2013

December 2012

Doctor Who at 50
21 December 2012

BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival bursts into spring 2013 from 1424 March

21 December 2012

Reel Lives: Biographical Drama on Television at BFI Southbank
21 December 2012

24 regional partners to help the BFI develop the next generation of British film industry talent
7 December 2012

This Working Life: Steel
7 December 2012

Screwball!
7 December 2012

DVD press release: From the Sea to the Land Beyond
6 December 2012

November 2012

Underground
29 November 2012

Ghosts of Christmas Specials Past at BFI Southbank
23 November 2012

Chinatown
21 November 2012

BAFTA and BFI announce enhanced industry support for environmentally ­friendly film and television productions
13 November 2012

Doris Day: BFI Southbank celebrates Hollywood’s golden girl with a selection of her finest work this December
6 November 2012

DVD press release: Fairy Tales
5 November 2012

October 2012

Her Majesty The Queen celebrates British film with historic visit to BFI Southbank
25 October 2012

56th BFI London Film Festival enjoys its most successful year ever with highest ever attendance
22 October 2012

Beyond the Fourth Wall: Experiments in TV Drama
17 October 2012

Im Kwon-taek season at BFI Southbank
17 October 2012

The Killing exclusive preview + Q&A with Sofie Gråbøl & Piv Bernth at BFI Southbank
17 October 2012

Uncut!
17 October 2012

DVD press release: Battleship Potemkin and Drifters
12 October 2012

56th BFI London Film Festival announces packed events programme for film industry professionals
8 October 2012

DVD press release: Maîtresse
4 October 2012

DVD press release: Sick
4 October 2012

BFI focuses on the future with Film Forever: £500 million invested in UK film over five years
3 October 2012

September 2012

UK and Brazil sign co-production treaty
28 September 2012

BFI Reuben Library and BFI shop officially open at BFI Southbank
21 September 2012

It Always Rains on Sunday
20 September 2012

BFI sheds new light on Ealing Studios with major new project Ealing: Light and Dark
19 September 2012

16 short films greenlit through BFI Shorts 2012
19 September 2012

Ghost Stories for Christmas: The Definitive Collection (5-disc set)
19 September 2012

Jour de fête
19 September 2012

Mon Oncle
19 September 2012

BFI London Film Festival launches new dedicated family strand alongside an education programme with free screenings, workshops and talks
18 September 2012

Major new report shows UK film’s contribution to UK GDP has increased to over £4.6 billion and supports 117,400 jobs
17 September 2012

BFI appoints Isabel Davis to Head of International
11 September 2012

London – The Modern Babylon
6 September 2012

Ghost Stories: Classic adaptations from the BBC
6 September 2012

56th BFI London Film Festival programme launch
5 September 2012

August 2012

BFI seeks delivery partner for major new £28m UK-wide film education strategy
30 August 2012

Great Expectations European premiere closes the 56th BFI London Film Festival
30 August 2012

30 August 2012

Frankenweenie European premiere opens the 56th BFI London Film Festival
23 August 2012

BBFC centenary season
22 August 2012

Sight & Sound poll winners season
7 August 2012

GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen
6 August 2012

Two new BFI volumes of BBC TV’s celebrated Ghost Stories bring six more tales to DVD
6 August 2012

The John Cassavetes Collection: A Woman Under the Influence
3 August 2012

Hitchcock’s Vertigo topples Citizen Kane to become new ‘Greatest Film of All Time’
1 August 2012

Paula Milne: The Personal As Political
1 August 2012

July 2012

September and October 2012 at BFI Southbank
30 July 2012

BFI Statistical Yearbook reports a stand-out year for UK film in 2011
26 July 2012

BFI press release  Trailblazers: Queens of TV Comedy at BFI Southbank and Hackney Empire as part of the London 2012 Festival

25 July 2012

BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala: world premiere screening of BFI National Archive restoration of Hitchcock’s The Manxman (1929)
20 July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises takes £1 million in advance booking at BFI IMAX, breaking all previous sales records
19 July 2012

The BFI and ODEON join forces at the BFI IMAX cinema
19 July 2012

F For Fake
12 July 2012

DVD press release: The British Transport Films Collection Volume Ten: London on the Move
10 July 2012

DVD press release: BBC TV’s acclaimed Ghost Stories finally come to DVD in five individual volumes and a box set from the BFI
10 July 2012

Jafar Panahi and Mohamad Rasoulof
5 July 2012

Trailblazers: Queens of TV Comedy at BFI Southbank & Hackney Empire as part of the London 2012 Festival
1 July 2012

The Genius of Hitchcock Part One: August 2012
1 July 2012

Anna Pavlova on Screen at BFI Southbank in August
1 July 2012

August 2012 at BFI Southbank
1 July 2012

June 2012

Separation / The Other Side of the Underneath / Anti-Clock
29 June 2012

COI + Mordant Music = MisinforMation
29 June 2012

Ice-T on stage at BFI Southbank for Sonic Cinema: Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
29 June 2012

DVD press release: Wonderful London  A film series by Harry B Parkinson and Frank Miller
29 June 2012

BFI uncovers Chariots of Fire original athletes in 1924 film
29 June 2012

DVD press release: The Children’s Film Foundation London Tales
22 June 2012

56th BFI London Film Festival gets bigger and bolder with expansion across capital, more venues and more screenings
19 June 2012

BFI acquires the Children’s Film Foundation (CFF) catalogue of 400 titles
18 June 2012

DVD press release: The Lacey Rituals: Films by Bruce Lacey (and friends)
18 June 2012

The Lacey Rituals – Films by Bruce Lacey and Friends at BFI Southbank in July
18 June 2012

Red Desert
8 June 2012

Aristocracy on TV at BFI Southbank in July
8 June 2012

Patricio Guzmán: The Power of Memory at BFI Southbank in July
8 June 2012

Christopher Nolan season at BFI Southbank in July 2012
6 June 2012

The Vanishing Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carrière at BFI Southbank in July 2012
6 June 2012

July 2012 at BFI Southbank
6 June 2012

Film Fundays with free workshops at BFI Southbank, June – August 2012
1 June 2012

May 2012

Anime Weekend at BFI Southbank with preview of From Up on Poppy Hill
30 May 2012

Classics on TV: Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen at BFI Southbank in June
30 May 2012

DVD press release: The Belly of an Architect
22 May 2012

DVD press release: The Ozu Collection – Three Melodramas
22 May 2012

DVD press release: Revolution: The Director’s Cut
22 May 2012

New direction for 56th BFI London Film Festival in Partnership with American Express
21 May 2012

Honouring Shyam Benegal
14 May 2012

BFI unveils Future Plan for Film 201217: New Horizons for UK Film

14 May 2012

Two Masters of Japanese Cinema: Kaneto Shindo & Kozaburo Yoshimura at BFI Southbank in June and July 2012
1 May 2012

Shirley MacLaine at BFI Southbank in June 2012
1 May 2012

Warren Beatty at BFI Southbank in June 2012
1 May 2012

DVD press release: Roll Out the Barrel  The British Pub on Film

1 May 2012

April 2012

TV Preview + Discussion: Faster, Higher, Stronger: The Ultimate Race at BFI Southbank
30 April 2012

TV Preview: Tales of Television Centre at BFI Southbank
30 April 2012

A Complete Screening of The Roads to Freedom at BFI Southbank
30 April 2012

June 2012 at BFI Southbank
26 April 2012

DVD press release: A Royal Occasion and The Queen on Tour
19 April 2012

DVD & Blu-ray press release: Nightbirds
19 April 2012

DVD & Blu-ray press release: The Black Panther
19 April 2012

BFI reveals blockbuster summer project: The Genius of Hitchcock
17 April 2012

BFI presents world premiere of restored Hitchcock thriller Blackmail at first ever outdoor film screening at the British Museum
17 April 2012

BFI’s restoration of the silent Hitchcock 9
17 April 2012

The Genius of Hitchcock at BFI Southbank
17 April 2012

BFI announces new publication: 39 Steps to The Genius of Hitchcock
17 April 2012

BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival closes on a high
5 April 2012

Peter Terson: The Artisan Playwright TV season at BFI Southbank in May 2012
4 April 2012

Le Quai des Brumes
2 April 2012

March 2012

Jean Gabin: Working Class Hero to Godfather at BFI Southbank in May
30 March 2012

Charley the Cat, Tufty the Squirrel and the Green Cross Code Man donated to BFI National Archive from the COI
28 March 2012

May 2012 at BFI Southbank
28 March 2012

BFI Fellowship for Richard Lester
23 March 2012

Chariots of Fire reignited at UK cinemas with BFI support
23 March 2012

BFI premieres restored silent Hitchcock The Ring with new live jazz score by Soweto Kinch
23 March 2012

Ben Roberts appointed as new director of BFI Film Fund
19 March 2012/p>

DVD & Blu-ray press release: The Complete Humphrey Jennings Volume Two: Fires Were Started
16 March 2012

BFI launches The John Cassavetes Collection on 23 April
16 March 2012

Broadcasting the Arts strand launches with Ways of Seeing: John Berger on the Small Screen at BFI Southbank in April
14 March 2012

Jiří Trnka at BFI Southbank in April 2012
6 March 2012

BFI’s Sonic Cinema presents a preview screening of Marley at BFI Southbank
6 March 2012

S.O.S. - The Titanic Centenary at BFI Southbank in April 2012
1 March 2012

April 2012 at BFI Southbank
1 March 2012

February 2012

BFI response to Henley Review, & Tom Hooper supports BFI’s film academies for young people
28 February 2012

Joint response to Henley Report from Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and BFI
28 February 2012

Full programme unveiled for BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2012
23 February 2012

BFI relaunches Library
21 February 2012

DVD press release: Encounters
20 February 2012

The Cinematic Race to the South Pole At BFI Southbank in March 2012
20 February 2012

Another record-breaking New Year at BFI Southbank as it celebrates its best month ever
15 February 2012

The Passion of Carl Dreyer  a complete retrospective at BFI Southbank

15 February 2012

Award-winning filmmaker Peter Kosminsky joins BFI Board of Governors
15 February 2012

DVD press release: The Erotic Films of Peter de Rome
13 February 2012

Strong presence for UK film at Berlin International Film Festival 2012
10 February 2012

BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival opening night film: Cloudburst
9 February 2012

DVD press release: The Devils
9 February 2012

DVD press release: This Our Still Life
9 February 2012

Dickens on Screen at BFI Southbank in February and March 2012
6 February 2012

Peter Cook: Genius at Work at BFI Southbank in March 2012
6 February 2012

Celebrate Chinese New Year at BFI Southbank in February 2012
3 February 2012

5th BFI Future Film Festival
1 February 2012

January 2012

Audiences flocked to UK films in 2011
31 January 2012

David Lynch at BFI Southbank
30 January 2012

From a Dickens classic to a 3D dance extravaganza  BFI Film Fund backs array of new British films

24 January 2012

March 2012 at BFI Southbank
20 January 2012

UK film at Sundance 2012
20 January 2012

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at BFI Southbank
13 January 2012

DVD press release: The Ozu Collection: The Student Comedies
11 January 2012

DVD & Blu-ray press release: A Bigger Splash
6 January 2012

DVD & Blu-ray press release: Her Private Hell
6 January 2012

December 2011

Film festival bounces back with 26th edition in 2012
22 December 2011

February 2012 at BFI Southbank
20 December 2011

The Genius of Hitchcock: BFI presents restored Hitchcock films for London 2012 festival
16 December 2011

Adapting Dickens: A Television Historya special event as part of the BFI’s Dickens on Screen

8 December 2011

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend and Exodus: Finding Shelter
1 December 2011

November 2011

Lost Christmas
22 November 2011

January 2012 at BFI Southbank
20 November 2011

Wise Cracks: The Comedies Of Woody Allen at BFI Southbank
18 November 2011

Meet Me in St. Louis
17 November 2011

BFI to bring Ken Russell’s controversial masterpiece The Devils to DVD for the first time
15 November 2011

BFI launches new fund to promote British films internationally
10 November 2011

DVD & Blu-ray press release: Medea
9 November 2011

DVD press release: The Adelphi Collection: The Great Game & Miss Tulip Stays the Night
7 November 2011

October 2011

DVD press release: The Molly Dineen Collection Volume Three
31 October 2011

December 2011 at BFI Southbank
20 October 2011

BFI boosts support for British film internationally
20 October 2011

Peter Kosminsky – Making Mischief at BFI Southbank in December 2011
11 October 2011

DVD press release: The COI Collection Volume Six  Worth the Risk?

11 October 2011

Halloween Special: BFI Southbank presents Alice Cooper: Welcome 2 My Nightmare Movies
7 October 2011

55th BFI London Film Festival unveils packed industry programme
6 October 2011

BFI Southbank presents Sonic Cinema and the UK Premiere of Anyone Can Play Guitar
3 October 2011

DVD & Blu-ray press release: French Cancan
3 October 2011

DVD press release: Kurosawa Crime Collection
3 October 2011

DVD press release: Kurosawa Classic Collection
3 October 2011

BFI Flipside catalogue relaunch on 24 October 2011
3 October 2011

DVD & Blu-ray press release: BFI Flipside presents Voice Over
3 October 2011

BFI DVD & Blu-ray press release: George Harrison presents Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs
3 October 2011

September 2011

BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala Screening – World Premiere of BFI National Archive Restoration: The First Born (1928)
29 September 2011

Wonderful London! Rare films from the 1920s
29 September 2011

End of Empire at BFI Southbank in November 2011
28 September 2011

BFI launches new report  Opening Our Eyes: How Film Contributes to the Culture of the UK

22 September 2011

November 2011 at BFI Southbank
20 September 2011

Lottery funded films headline this year’s BFI London Film Festival
14 September 2011

55th BFI London Film Festival programme launch
7 September 2011

Screen Heritage UK marks a new era for Britain’s film archives
1 September 2011

August 2011

The Deep Blue Sea to close the 55th BFI London Film Festival
30 August 2011

360 to open the 55th BFI London Film Festival
25 August 2011

BFI Southbank presents Maya Deren: 50 Years On
25 August 2011

Being With a Friend: The Films of Edward Yang
25 August 2011

BFI DVD press release: Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece
22 August 2011

From Birth to Teens: TV’s Earliest Years at BFI Southbank
18 August 2011

DVD & Blu-ray press release – The Complete Humphrey Jennings Volume One: The First Days
16 August 2011

DVD & Blu-ray press release: The Soviet Influence: From Turksib to Night Mail
16 August 2011/p>

BFI announces further projects to receive funding from BFI’s Lottery Fund for Audience Development
11 August 2011

BFI DVD press release: More  a film by Barbet Schroeder

3 August 2011

BFI Statistical Yearbook 2011 published
1 August 2011

July 2011

A new digital restoration of Days of Heaven
26 July 2011

September-October 2011 at BFI Southbank
20 July 2011

American premiere of longest version of Abel Gance’s legendary masterpiece Napoleon
20 July 2011

BFI marks Ken Loach’s 75th birthday with major project
20 July 2011

BFI DVD press release: The Molly Dineen Collection Volume Two  The Ark

19 July 2011

BFI DVD press release: two rare 1950s comedies from the BFI’s Adelphi Collection released on DVD for the first time
19 July 2011

DVD & Blu-ray press release: Before the Revolution
19 July 2011

IP Minister visits the BFI National Archive
13 July 2011

Clare Stewart appointed Head of Exhibition, BFI
8 July 2011

Elizabeth Taylor: Screen Goddess
8 July 2011

He Who Dared: Dirk Bogarde
8 July 2011

BFI brings Hitchcock to life for London 2012 Festival
4 July 2011

Shinjuku Diaries: films from the Art Theatre Guild of Japan at BFI Southbank in August 2011
1 July 2011

Natural Pursuits – the screen dramas of Simon Gray – television season at BFI Southbank in August 2011
1 July 2011

Rocket School blasts off for 812 year olds at BFI Southbank for the summer holiday

1 July 2011

The BFI Disney 50 in July  October 2011

1 July 2011

June 2011

Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! The MGM Musical at BFI Southbank
30 June 2011

August 2011 at BFI Southbank
30 June 2011

Vintage at BFI Southbank
17 June 2011

Tim Cagney appointed Deputy Chief Executive, BFI
16 June 2011

DVD & Blu-ray press release: Deep End
9 June 2011

DVD press release: The Miners’ Hymns
9 June 2011

Ray Davies in Conversation at BFI Southbank
9 June 2011

May 2011

Film Funday at BFI Southbank throughout May, June and July 2011
31 May 2011

Rabindranath Tagore at BFI Southbank in May 2011
31 May 2011

Refuge in Films at BFI Southbank 24 – 26 June 2011
31 May 2011

The Nation’s Health TV Season at BFI Southbank in May 2011
31 May 2011

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun At BFI Southbank in May 2011
31 May 2011

The Dude Abides… A Tribute to Jeff Bridges Part One: June 2011
31 May 2011

Curiouser and Curiouser: the films of Alain Resnais
26 May 2011

Last Year in Marienbad
25 May 2011

BFI National Archive collections awarded UN Status
24 May 2011

July 2011 at BFI Southbank
24 May 2011

Good Morning Freedom! Spanish Cinema After Franco at BFI Southbank in June 2011
24 May 2011

BFI appoints Tom Hooper to Board of Governors
17 May 2011

DVD & Blu-ray press release: The Great White Silence
17 May 2011

DVD & Blu-ray press release: Robinson in Ruins
17 May 2011

UK film industry pioneers sustainability standard developed by BSI
16 May 2011

BFI Preview: Cars 2 in 3D plus Q&A with John Lasseter
11 May 2011

BUG: Moby Special at BFI Southbank
10 May 2011

BFI celebrates British film at Cannes
10 May 2011

The BFI releases Buñ̃uel and Dalí’s controversial masterpiece L’Age d’or in newly mastered High Definition
10 May 2011

BFI celebrates successful year… and BFI Southbank enjoys best year ever
5 May 2011

DVD & Blu-ray press release: Alice
4 May 2011

More Yasujiro Ozu Dual Format Edition releases from the BFI
4 May 2011

Cría cuervos
3 May 2011

April 2011

June 2011 at BFI Southbank
20 April 2011/p>

BFI’s new £2m Lottery Film Fund offers lifeline for audience development
11 April 2011

A new BFI National Archive restoration of The Great White Silence
7 April 2011

25th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival: Marja Lewis Ryan to introduce the LLGFF Closing Night Gala Screening of The Four-Faced Liar
6 April 2011

Deep End: a new digital restoration
4 April 2011

BFI strengthens board and increases production funds as new era for film begins
1 April 2011

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