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BFI London Film Festival Announces 2013 Dates

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 7, 2013 at 11:41AM

The 57th BFI London Film Festival will run from October 9-20, 2013. The fest is now accepting submissions, and will announce the full lineup in September.
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Detail from 2011's BFI London Film Festival program booklet
Detail from 2011's BFI London Film Festival program booklet

The 57th BFI London Film Festival will run from October 9-20, 2013. The fest is now accepting submissions, and will announce the full lineup in September.

Last year's festival boasted 227 features and 111 shorts, including 13 world premieres. Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" opened the fest, Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" closed, and later Oscar contenders "Argo," "Amour," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Silver Linings Playbook" also screened. 57 countries were represented in the final program.

The 2012 edition drew a record attendance of 151,000 audience members.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.