- How to book
How to book
This year, we’re offering both in-venue and online events to provide a hybrid festival experience to a wide range of attendees from across the globe.
Attending industry events
This year’s festival is one of our most accessible ever. Our events will be held either in-venue at the BFI Southbank in London, or online via Zoom, YouTube, and Instagram. Our online events will be available worldwide and start times are given in GMT, so please ensure to check the corresponding start time in your time zone.
Our in-person events including the Marketplace, film screenings, and our awards ceremony will take place at the BFI Southbank in London.
You can book a day pass which allows you to attend events on a certain day as well as gain access to the short film screening and networking drinks. Alternatively, you can buy a pass for the whole festival and join us for all four days.
Whether you're coming along for one day or the whole festival, please select the events you’d like to attend via the booking page, then simply show your tickets at the door.
You cannot book individual sessions for our in-venue programme so why not book for a day and attend a variety of events.
Buy a festival pass
Aged 16 and 17
Aged 18 to 25
All our online events are free to attend and will be uploaded to YouTube or saved on IGTV after the festival so if you aren’t able to make it or you’re attending in-person, but also want to watch one of our online events, you can do so after the festival. There is no priority booking for members for these events.
You need to register via Eventbrite to attend each Zoom event.
Use the booking link on individual event pages to access the Eventbrite page and reserve your place.
Once you’ve registered, we’ll email you a link to access the Zoom event 48 hours before it starts, and then again shortly before the event starts.
All festival online events are free and can be accessed from anywhere in the world!
You don’t need to register for YouTube events. Just make sure you’ve loaded up the YouTube link at the right time to watch.
Links will be available on each event page 24 hours before the event’s start time.
Follow the @BFIFilmAcademy on Instagram and join us for a range of interviews, discussions, and live reports from the festival.
Just head to our profile at the listed event time to tune in.
Watching the film programme
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday we will be screening 50 of the best shorts from filmmakers aged 16-25 from across the world at the BFI Southbank. The screenings are included with your day or full festival pass.
On Friday and Saturday we will have 100 free tickets available for pass holders for the evening feature presentation at the Southbank that you can sign up for in person on the day at our Future Film Festival information desk.
Online viewing on BFI Player
All 50 films will also be available to stream within the UK only for free on BFI Player.
Films are available from Thursday 17 February until Thursday 3 March 2022
You do not require a BFI Player subscription to watch these films.
The programme is presented in 8 strands, each exploring a distinct theme.