Our regular programme includes world cinema, archive, experimental, sonic cinema and LGBT events.
Inspirational films by and about the people of Africa, from archive classics to new cinema.
The annual London film festival celebrating the best African cinema, from 2-11 November.
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LGBTQ+ films and events.
A fresh new take on the infamous case of Lizzie Borden, played here by Chloe Sevigny.
Sebastian Lelio's powerful romantic triangle set in a strict North London Orthodox Jewish community.
This Oscar-winner offers a powerful tale of a young trans woman's passion and grief.
Terence Stamp plays a seductive stranger whose unexpected arrival at the mansion of a wealthy family changes everything.
Experimenta: Artist Film and Alternative Moving Image Culture
Artists’ film and video.
Take a closer look at the iconic music video for The Human League.
Experimenta Presents: Cross-generation Dialogue: The Margaret Tait Award + Q&A with directors Kate Davis, Sarah Forrest and Duncan Marquiss
We showcase contemporary voices reflecting Margaret Tait’s practice.
Your podcast favourites, live and un-edited.
A one day celebration of all things pod.
Projecting the Archive
Rediscovered British features.
Find out why Gert and Daisy reigned as Britain’s top female comedy duo for over 30 years.
Free and paid matinees, talks and presentations for seniors.
Seniors’ Free Matinee: The Naked Truth + Q&A with author Graham Rinaldi and BFI programmer Dick Fiddy
This wickedly funny satire about the tabloid press has a cast packed full of British comedy genius.
This illustrated talk highlighting our two-month blockbuster comedy season might just have you rolling in the aisles.
Don’t miss this specially selected and introduced programme of short films, a great way to discover Tait.
Celebrating the best international restorations.
This little-known gem from 1922 features creepy monks, burning ‘witches’ and sumptuous renaissance settings.
Music-inspired films and events.
For this special BFI commission, a brand new score will be performed alongside a selection of shorts featuring some comedy greats.
The darker side of cinema.
This faux-documentary is a beautifully constructed meditation on grief, as tender as it is terrifying.
Woman with a Movie Camera
Celebrating women’s contribution to film.
Written, directed and starring Elaine May, this pitch-black comedy is criminally underrated.