The BFI London Film Festival is back next month, bringing some of the most-anticipated movies and awards-season anticipation to London and across the UK. It’s Britain’s biggest and most prestigious movie festival, with 11 days of screenings, events, red-carpet galas, and talks that kick off on Oct. 5.
Unlike Cannes, the festival is for everyone. You don’t need to be in the film industry or be a member of the press to catch a movie—just a fan down for seeing something new. And with 160 feature films set to play, there’s plenty of gems to choose from. BFI Chief Executive Officer Ben Roberts calls it a “formidable showcase of the diversity of screen culture.” Booking for the general public starts Sept. 13, and the biggest movies usually sell out.