To celebrate the launch of this year’s 64th BFI London Film Festival, which took place this week, we spoke to some of its organisers about putting together the festival under stranger and new restrictions and circumstances, as well as some of the filmmakers whose films are part of the line-up.

Speaking to Festival Director, Tricia Tuttle, and BFI Chief Executive Ben Roberts, we chatted about the unique circumstances surrounding the festival – and, indeed, the world – this year and why the challenge, while huge, was actually something they enjoyed as it has helped them look to the future of the festival and how they can continue to deliver it beyond 2021.

In addition, we chatted to directors Harry Macqueen (Supernova), Bassam Tariq (Mogul Mowgli), Phyllida Lloyd (Herself), and the film’s writer/star Clare Dunne, and Francis Lee (Ammonite) about being part of the illustrious festival and how important it is for them and film fans across the world.

You can check out the full interviews below:

The 64th BFI London Film Festival fund from 7-18th October 2020.