The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® today confirmed the dates for the Festival’s 63rd edition which will take place from 2nd – 13th October, led by Festival Director Tricia Tuttle in her second year leading the team after serving as Artistic Director in 2018.

“We had a cracking 2018 edition,” says Tuttle, “Our highest ever occupancies were a testament to our adventurous audiences who eagerly savour a wide range of global cinema. It made for a fabulous experience for filmmakers and a great place to launch a film. We can’t wait to build on that in 2019.”

Submissions for the 2019 BFI London Film Festival are now open. Feature and short films can be submitted through the BFI London Film Festival website at

The final deadline for features and short films is Friday 14th June at 5pm GMT.

Films entered through open submissions are eligible for Official Competition, Documentary Competition, First Feature Competition and Short Film Competition, provided they meet the other criteria for these sections and with priority given to European and World Premieres.

By Michael Dickinson

Michael is the VultureHound Film Editor.