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BFI Southbank

A four-screen cinema venue showing a huge selection of classic and contemporary films each year, with new and re-releases, film seasons, and director and actor retrospectives.

COVID-19 statement - BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank events and screenings cancelled or postponed

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great regret that we have taken the decision to close BFI Southbank effective immediately, and all forthcoming events and screenings are now cancelled or postponed.

Read more about the BFI Southbank closure, and closure FAQ

Read the BFI's COVID-19 advice and information


All events

Events and previews

Your chance to catch the latest releases, and hear from film and TV personalities.

All film & TV seasons

Film and TV seasons

Carefully curated collections of film and TV by genre, theme, actor or director.

  • Tilda Swinton

    Tilda Swinton

    A season showcasing this creative chameleon, an extraordinary, convention-defying filmmaker and performer who’s worked with the best in art and cinema.

  • Elia Kazan: The Actors’ Director

    Elia Kazan: The Actors’ Director (Part 2)

    Be awed by the brilliant performances that Kazan elicited throughout his directing career, in our two-month season featuring Brando, Dean, Hepburn, Kerr and many more.

  • Image from Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Close Up: Céline Sciamma

    A compelling and urgent voice in contemporary cinema that we think you should hear.

All film releases

Film releases

The latest cinema releases and key classics – many newly restored.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    This beautifully observed romance, burning with passion and defiance, will have you bewitched.
    Opens 6 March

  • Parasite


    This international box-office hit is a darkly comic, twisty rollercoaster ride.
    Until 12 March

  • Little Joe

    Little Joe

    Jessica Hausner’s first English-language feature is a cool, witty, impressively fresh variation on traditional sci-fi themes.
    Until 11 March

25 and under

More about BFI Southbank

Your visit

  • Food and drink

    Food and drink

    A great place to lounge, eat and drink when you visit.

  • BFI Shop

    BFI Shop

    Film and TV-related books, DVDs and gifts at BFI Southbank and online.

  • The BFI Reuben Library

    The BFI Reuben Library

    We provide free access to a huge collection of books, journals and documents about the world of film and television.

  • BFI Mediatheque

    BFI Mediatheque

    At BFI Southbank’s Mediatheque you can explore the riches of the BFI National Archive, for free.


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