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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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Let’s Talk about Sex

Sex and mutual attraction make the world go round. However, love and sex don’t always go hand-in-hand. Moreover, what is acceptable for one person is intolerable for another. These hard-hitting films question how we interact physically and emotionally with each other.

Philip Ilson

Flora and Fauna

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  • Director Piotr Litwin
  • Poland 2013
  • 30 mins

A middle-aged high school teacher and a young girl have a deal in place – he’s buying and she’s selling, so a contract is made.

Ghost Train

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  • Directors Kelly Hucker, James Fleming
  • Australia 2013
  • 15 mins

An elderly man dealing with his wife’s dementia becomes captivated by a young burlesque dancer at Dracula’s bar.

He Took His Skin Off For Me

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  • Director Ben Aston
  • UK 2014
  • 12 mins

A man takes his skin off for his girlfriend. Not the best of ideas.


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  • Director Martin Edralin
  • Canada 2014
  • 15 mins

A daring portrait of a disabled man’s pursuit of intimacy.

A New Family

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  • Director Simone Manetti
  • Italy 2014
  • 12 mins

Chantrea is banned from home for contracting HIV, so she works as a prostitute. Encountering Shrey, the two Cambodian women create a new family together.

Our Skin Is Going to Gray

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  • Director Ivan Bakrac
  • Serbia 2014
  • 13 mins

An intertwined story of sex and loneliness as various characters experience the universal fear of rejection.


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  • Director David Formentin
  • USA 2014
  • 11 mins

A Hasidic woman discovers she has an STD and decides to seek out the truth of its origin.

Total running time 108 mins

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