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25 & Under

£5 tickets for 16-25 year olds.

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Calling all film fans aged 16-25! Get £5 tickets in advance for the below #LFF films (first come, first served).

For £5 tickets to all screenings during the Festival (including galas, subject to availability), visit the venue box office 45 mins before start time with your ID.

Did you know you can also get £3 tickets year round at BFI Southbank - find out more!


Feature films

  • Adolescents

    Dir Sébastien Lifshitz | France

    This captivating coming-of-age documentary follows best friends Anaïs and Emma for five years of teenagehood.

    Read more about Adolescents

  • Mayor of London’s Gala

    The Aeronauts

    Dir Tom Harper | UK

    The sky is no limit for Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne’s aerial explorers in this heart-racing and breathless adventure story about flight and scientific discovery.

    Read more about The Aeronauts

  • An Easy Girl

    Dir Rebecca Zlotowski | France

    Rebecca Zlotowski investigates desire, the lure of the high life and the imagery of modern female sexuality in a French summer-of-sun drama with a difference.

    Read more about An Easy Girl

  • Axone

    Dir-Scr Nicholas Kharkongor | India

    This bittersweet comedy follows migrants in Delhi who are attempting to organise a wedding party, but soon find everything going wrong.

    Read more about Axone

  • Don’t Look Down

    Dir-Scr Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | France

    Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau return with an elegant and intimate drama about love and revenge, crafted with dramatic intensity and visual dazzle.

    Read more about Don’t Look Down

  • The Elephant Man

    Dir David Lynch | USA-UK

    John Hurt is exceptional in David Lynch’s compassionate immersion into the vicious world experienced by ‘freaks’ in 19th century London.

    Read more about The Elephant Man

  • First Love

    Dir Takashi Miike | Japan-UK

    A young boxer on the brink of death falls in love with a woman caught in the crossfire between yakuza and triad gangs in a fight over stolen drugs.

    Read more about First Love

  • The Girl with a Bracelet

    Dir-Scr Stéphane Demoustier | France-Belgium

    Family relations and social expectations are compellingly picked apart in this French courtroom drama about a teenager caught in the spotlight of a murder case.

    Read more about The Girl with a Bracelet

  • Gösta

    Dir-Scr Lukas Moodysson | Sweden

    He is the best! Lukas Moodysson’s long-awaited return and first TV series is a loving satire about the nicest child psychologist in provincial Sweden.

    Read more about Gösta

  • Harriet

    Dir Kasi Lemmons | USA

    Cynthia Erivo (Widows) gives a show-stopping and star-making turn as the American revolutionary anti-slavery heroine Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet.

    Read more about Harriet

  • Heart

    Dir-Scr Ga-young Jeong | South Korea

    Fleabag meets Hong Sangsoo in this funny and savage film that stars its director, Ga-young Jeong, as a woman without boundaries.

    Read more about Heart

  • Headline Gala

    Hope Gap

    Dir-Scr William Nicholson | UK

    Annette Bening and Bill Nighy star as a couple on the rocks in this witty divorce drama directed by celebrated screenwriter William Nicholson (Gladiator, Shadowlands, Les Misérables).

    Read more about Hope Gap

  • House of Hummingbird

    Dir-Scr Bora Kim | South Korea-USA

    Announcing a bright new voice in South Korean cinema, Bora Kim brings us this absorbing coming-of-age drama about a dysfunctional Seoul family circa 1994.

    Read more about House of Hummingbird

  • I Lost My Body

    Dir Jérémy Clapin | France

    A severed hand searches for its owner in this striking animation, which grabbed the Grand Prize at the Cannes Critics' Week.

    Read more about I Lost My Body

  • Dare Gala

    Judy & Punch

    Dir-Scr Mirrah Foulkes | Australia

    Writer/Director Mirrah Foulkes delivers an audaciously brilliant first feature, with Mia Wasikowska splendid in this fairy tale with a feminist twist.

    Read more about Judy & Punch

  • Just Mercy

    Dir Destin Daniel Cretton | USA

    Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx excel in this powerful and impassioned death row drama based on real events.

    Read more about Just Mercy

  • The Lodge

    Dir Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala | UK-USA

    Goodnight Mommy directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala take us to a remote cabin in the woods for their spine-chilling sophomore feature.

    Read more about The Lodge

  • Monsoon

    Dir-Scr Hong Khaou | UK

    Hong Khaou follows Lilting (BFI Flare 2014) with this gorgeous drama that evokes the disorientation of returning to an unrecognisable homeland.

    Read more about Monsoon

  • Nocturnal

    Dir Nathalie Biancheri | UK

    A teenage girl forms a mysterious relationship with an older man in this atmospheric debut from director Nathalie Biancheri.

    Read more about Nocturnal

  • Our Ladies

    Dir Michael Caton-Jones | UK

    This infectious 1990s-set comedy drama finds six Catholic teenage choirgirls cutting loose in Edinburgh, in a loving adaptation of Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos.

    Read more about Our Ladies

  • Love Gala

    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    Dir-Scr Michael Schwartz, Tyler Nilson | USA

    The spirit of Mark Twain lives on in this effortlessly charming buddy movie about a young man in pursuit of his dreams.

    Read more about The Peanut Butter Falcon

  • Premature

    Dir Rashaad Ernesto Green | USA

    Budding writer Ayanna’s life is transformed over the course of one hot Harlem summer, when a handsome and mysterious stranger walks into her life.

    Read more about Premature

  • Rocks

    Dir Sarah Gavron | UK

    This is a vibrant and hugely engaging portrait of female friendship and growing up in London from director Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane, Suffragette) and writers Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson.

    Read more about Rocks

  • Scales

    Dir-Scr Shahad Ameen | Saudi Arabia-United Arab Emirates-Iraq

    The story of a fishing village in thrall to mysterious sea creatures makes for a spellbinding feature debut from Shahad Ameen.

    Read more about Scales

  • The Sharks

    Dir-Scr Lucía Garibaldi | Uruguay-Argentina-Spain

    An intriguing coming-of-age tale is presented through the allegorical prism of an environmental incident.

    Read more about The Sharks

  • Staff Only

    Dir Neus Ballús | Spain-France

    Neus Ballús’ second feature (after docudrama The Plague) follows a Spanish teenager who is forced to consider her whiteness on a family holiday in Senegal.

    Read more about Staff Only

  • Transnistra

    Dir Anna Eborn | Sweden-Denmark-Belgium

    Anna Eborn’s dreamy documentary details six teenagers coming of age over the course of one year whilst marooned in Transnistra, a Soviet-style breakaway republic sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine.

    Read more about Transnistra

  • Waves

    Dir-Scr Trey Edward Shults | USA

    Following Krisha and It Comes at Night, Trey Edward Shultz continues to impress with one of the year's most dazzling cinematic achievements, a study of a family's dramatic unravelling and redemption.

    Read more about Waves

  • Wet Season

    Dir-Scr Anthony Chen | Singapore-Taiwan

    Anthony Chen follows his First Feature Award-winning Ilo Ilo (LFF 2013) with this hugely satisfying portrait of a woman on a journey to rediscover herself.

    Read more about Wet Season

  • Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections

    Dir Olivier Meyrou | France

    Withheld from release for nearly 20 years, this exquisitely crafted and moving documentary observes the last few years in the company of style icon Yves Saint Laurent.

    Read more about Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections

  • Zombi Child

    Dir-Scr Bertrand Bonello | France

    The latest provocation from Bertrand Bonello (Nocturama, LFF 2016) splices Haitian history and folklore with contemporary life at an elite girls’ boarding school in Paris.

    Read more about Zombi Child

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