BFI Future Film Festival becomes hybrid event

BFI Future Film Festival becomes hybrid event

The BFI today reveals highlights of the events programme for the 15th edition of the BFI Future Film Festival, which will be presented in a hybrid format. 

There will be two distinct Festival programmes, with one series of free events taking place online for a global audience and a second series of events taking place in person at BFI Southbank from 17-20 February.

Future Film Festival guests

Special guests this year include actor, writer and director Craig Roberts, whose latest directorial work The Phantom of the Open (2021) premiered at the BFI London Film Festival last year, and Domee Shi, whose work includes the Oscar-winning Pixar short Bao (2018) and new Pixar feature Turning Red (2022). 

Also appearing will be writer, director and BFI Future Film Festival alum Nida Manzoor, whose recent work includes We Are Lady Parts (Channel 4, 2021), one of the breakout stars of Rocks (Sarah Gavron, 2019), the BAFTA Rising Star Award-winner Bukky Bakray, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, producer of Blue Story (Rapman, 2019) and Boxing Day (Aml Ameen, 2021) and Ameenah Allen, producer of Rocks and Ali and Ava (Clio Barnard, 2021). 

Aimed specifically at aspiring filmmakers aged 16-25 who want to progress and learn from experienced professionals from across the screen industries, the Festival is designed to reach as many attendees as possible across the UK and internationally.

The BFI’s Future Film fest has become a hybrid affair as a way of being able to continue with its programmes despite unexpected global events such as the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.