Industries & Festivals — February 8, 2013 at 7:45 am

57th BFI London Film Festival reveals dates

british-film-instituteSubmissions are now being accepted for 2013 and the full programme of the 57th BFI London Film Festival will be announced in September, Screen Daily reported.

BFI head of exhibition and festival director Clare Stewart has announced that the 57th BFI London Film Festival will run Oct 9-20.

The festival is now accepting submissions for 2013, with the full programme to be announced in September.

Last year’s edition screened 227 feature films and 111 short films from 57 countries, including 13 world premieres. 570 filmmaker guests attended the festival, drawing the highest ever audience attendance of 151,000 and a record number of industry delegates.

Last month, BFI announced that it has put $6.3 million (4 million Euro) on the table for U.K. festivals looking for funding from this year through 2017.

The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched a new Film Festival Fund that aims to help boost the film choices available across the UK and support both regional and national festivals with global reach, Screen Daily reported.

For up to four years, the BFI will allocate 1 million Euro ($1.57 million) annually to the Film Festival Fund.

It will offer varying levels of support depending on the scope and scale of the event, ranging from 5,000 Euro ($7,860) for smaller festivals to 300,000 Euro ($470,000) for major festivals that can demonstrate substantial international significance.

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