Call for entries
Deadline: 27 June 2008
LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
15-30 October 2008
The London Film Festival is committed to incorporate a strong presence for
avant-garde and artists’ film & video in its programme. For several years,
we have presented a concentrated weekend of artists’ works, with many of the
makers attending screenings. This year’s special programmes will take place
on 24-26 October 2008.
I’m interested to hear about any works completed in the last two years or
currently in progress, and would be grateful if you could send previews of
recent works for consideration. If no previews are available then please
send details of the project. Please note that works will be shown in
theatrical screenings. The festival is unable to present installations or
Official regulations require that works will receive their UK theatrical
premiere in the Festival. Prior UK theatrical, UK festivals, UK television
screenings, UK dvd / video releases or internet transmissions disqualify
films from entry. To be eligible for screening in the festival, works must
have been made within the last two years, or be archival restorations that
have not yet shown in the UK.
Further information on eligibility, and the mailing address, are on the BFI
Please complete the online submissions form and select the “Artists’ film
and video” category.
Preview materials should be sent for my attention to the Festival office.
Please mark them clearly with my name and send me an email me at
so I can look out for them.
I really appreciate the chance to preview, but regret that I am not able to
enter into discussions about specific titles during the programming process.
It is London Film Festival policy not to offer comments or reasons for films
not selected for the programme.
Note that I have changed my email address and no longer use blueyonder.
Please update your address book but please don’t add me to any mailing
lists. My new email address is
The final deadline for submissions is not until the end of June, but I’d
appreciate if you could contact me as soon as possible as I do begin to work
on the programmes well in advance.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Programme Advisor, The 52nd London Film Festival