The festival is a chance to see some of the early contenders for the upcoming awards season. Anticipation was high for one of the world’s premier film festivals that follow other big, international events in the film calendar, such as Festival De Cannes, Venice and Sundance, which for the first time, was held in London this year.
Filmmakers see it as crucial launching pad and the Toronto based festival has previously propelled such films as The King’s Speech to go on to success at the Academy Awards, which translates in to good box office performances, attracting an affluent, upmarket audience. The festival ends September 16.
Next month sees the beginning of the BFI London Film Festival. The line-up has now been announced and the festival will be closed with the first look at Mike Newell’s Great Expectations, starring Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham-Carter. As we mentioned previously, the festival will open with Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie 3D. Burtons previous animated features, Corpse Bride and The Nightmare before Christmas have both performed well in cinema, each grossing over 50m worldwide and both have achieved cult status with fans.
The BFI London Film Festival showcases the best of world cinema to champion creativity, originality, vision and imagination, something that Digital Cinema Media extends and encourages within the cinema industry. It is for this reason that Digital Cinema Media is proud to once again be media partner of The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express for the 8th year running.