These screenings and events are FREE and open to all (subject to age restrictions).

The following events are pre-bookable: Dark Matter – Independent Filmmaking in the 21st Century, The Friends of Jeremy Thomas, Va Va Voom: The French TV Boom, Chaplin Walk, Augmented Reality Art For Social Change, Future Rites, and Museum of Austerity. For how to book please see individual event listings.

Places for all other events can be reserved at the LFF For Free desk in the BFI Southbank foyer from 10am on the day of the event. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. If you have reserved a place, you must arrive at least 15 minutes before the event start time or your place may be reallocated.

LFF For Free is supported by Col and Karen Needham.

By date

Friday 8 October

LFF For Free events on Friday 8 October.

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Saturday 9 October

LFF For Free events on Saturday 9 October.

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Sunday 10 October

LFF For Free events on Sunday 10 October.

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Tuesday 12 October

LFF For Free events on Tuesday 12 October.

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Thursday 14 October

LFF For Free events on Thursday 14 October.

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Friday 15 October

LFF For Free events on Friday 15 October.

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Saturday 16 October

LFF For Free events on Saturday 16 October.

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Sunday 17 October

LFF For Free events on Sunday 17 October.

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By strand

Talks

A selection of free talks during the festival.

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LFF Expanded

Experience a selection of LFF Expanded events for free and step into a new dimension of storytelling.

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Shorts: In venue

Free short film screenings in venue during the festival.

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Shorts: On BFI Player

Small but perfectly formed - free to view on BFI Player.

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Music

All free music events in the festival.

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Family Events

Fun hands on animation workshops for families.

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Film Academy Young Programmer Events

Free events curated by BFI Film Academy's Young Programmers aimed at people aged 16-25.

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Chaplin Walk

Catch Peter Middleton and James Spinney’s innovative and illuminating documentary The Real Charlie Chaplin at our LFF screenings and then join us for a guided walk through the comedy genius' world.

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