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This site lists films and events from the 2016 BFI London Film Festival. The festival programme for 2017 will be announced later this year.
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Haunted Space

People and histories linger here, embedded in homes, houses and places, long after their departure, creating new psychic fictions and enigmatic truths.

William Fowler

3 Church Walk


Open image gallery

  • Director Emily Richardson
  • UK 2014
  • 23 mins

Richardson stalks the abandoned Suffolk house of deceased modernist architect H.T. Cadbury Brown. Aural textures gleaned from personal possessions and materials soundtrack the mysterious structure.

Call of North


Open image gallery

  • Director Ruth Maclennan
  • UK-Russia 2014
  • 23 mins

Overlapping stories about a peoples’ relationship to the land and the traumatic past are evoked in this immersive film shot in Karelia, on the Artic Circle.

Listening to the Space in My Room


Open image gallery

  • Director Robert Beavers
  • Switzerland-Germany-USA 2013
  • 20 mins

Beavers composes from fragments, constructing a beguiling sensual space. A beautiful house and its two occupants are glimpsed and yet never truly seen or known.

The Dark, Krystle


Open image gallery

  • Director Michael Robinson
  • USA 2013
  • 10 mins

Surrealistic mythic space and archetypal motifs are opened-up and then deconstructed in this extraordinary collage of lurid moments from the TV series Dynasty.

Total running time 76 mins

Still images copyright by the artist and courtesy of Video Data Bank.


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