We’re very proud to be a venue partner on The 62nd BFI London Film Festival, allowing us to bring you the glitz, glamour and great stories of one of Europe’s leading film festivals.

But the fun doesn’t stop once the credits finish rolling on A Boyband Story: I Used to Be Normal on Sunday 21 October, because we’ve got a whole season of festivals!

Explore Film Africa 2018

FRI 2 – SUN 11 NOV

Journey from Egypt to Kenya and Nigeria to South Africa with Film Africa 2018, 10 days of screenings, Q&As, debate, live music, parties and more.

Discover blossoming new cinematic movements with events like ‘Naija New Wave‘ and Wanuri Kahiu‘s Rafiki + Panel Discussion, or spend time with your family at our special Africa-themed showing of Thomas & Friends.

Be Part of Underwire Film Festival

SAT 17 – SUN 25 NOV

As part of our growing commitment to supporting female filmmakers, we’re ecstatic to be taking part in Underwire Film Festival, the UK’s largest film festival celebrating women working across the film crafts.

You can make these female voices heard by attending things events like ‘Art in the time of #MeToo,’ a creative response to upsetting truths that confronted the film industry last year.

Or explore the significance of hair in black female identity with the brilliant Bechdel Test Fest at their ‘Can I Touch It?’ event.

Mosh out to Doc’n Roll Film Festival

TUE 13 – WED 14 NOV

Don’t miss the UK-wide music documentary film festival that goes all the way to 11!

Hear the fascinating similarities between American and Brummie culture with Slave to the Grind + Skype Q&A, or listen to the incredible true story of a London migrant who has dedicated his life to music in My Darling Son + Q&A.

Open Doors with Into Film Festival

WED 14 – FRI 23 NOV

Tower Hamlets schools can contact Tracy Barbe, our Schools & Outreach Officer, if they’d like to attend a three-day festival that will use films to broaden young people’s horizons and nurture their personal development.

Champion Women Directors with Cinema of Brazil 2018

With its brilliantly diverse and distinct new wave, Brazil is one of the leading success stories of world cinema. But historically, that success has been almost exclusively enjoyed by male directors.

We’re proud to be working with the Brazilian Embassy of London to bring you best contemporary Brazilian female directors, as the only host venue of Cinema of Brazil 2018.

Highlights include a Q&A showing Lúcia Veríssimo‘s Me, My Father and the Cariocasa joyous journey through over 70 years of incredible Brazilian music history.

So whether you’re looking to see the latest life-changing blockbuster months before it’s out, share formative film experiences with your family, or discover and support world perspectives you wouldn’t normally see, we’ve got everything you could possibly want to see this autumn.