We’re here to celebrate film. Not just the genius of the filmmakers, but the stuff itself: celluloid with sprocket holes. So, welcome to the festival where every film is projected on film.

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Explore the programme

Special Presentations

Join us for our Special Presentations and Opening and Closing Night films.

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Experience the unique visual qualities of a volatile original nitrate film print, at the only cinema in the UK able to screen them publicly.

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Discoveries and Rarities

Rare prints and exciting rediscoveries, showcased on 35mm prints drawn from the BFI National Archive.

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Bring your children along to our family screening.

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A screen-popping selection of vintage dual-strip 3D productions, for which separate 35mm left and right-eye reels are projected simultaneously onto a special silver screen.

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Take a seat alongside the projector as we celebrate the centenary of the film format that democratised who could project, exhibit and make films.

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New 35mm Prints

A selection of classic titles presented on brand new 35mm prints, made by the BFI with funding from the National Lottery and the additional support of donors to our Keep Film on Film campaign.

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Showcasing the range and creative daring of documentary filmmaking, with prints from the vast non-fiction collection in the BFI National Archive.

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With its superior clarity of image and sound, the 70mm format is designed for spectacle and made to be seen on the big screen.

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Free Talks and Workshops

Join us 9 to 11 June for free talks and workshops.

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The BFI Film on Film Festival is generously supported by The Thompson Family Charitable Trust and Simon and Harley Hessel, with additional support from The Charles Skey Charitable Trust and donors to the Keep Film on Film campaign.

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