Wednesday 04 October 2017 - 19:00 to Sunday 15 October 2017 - 23:00

The British Council, in partnership with the BFI London Film Festival (LFF), ‘Iskusstvo Kino’­­ and Moscow Film School, held a call for applications to attend the 61st BFI London Film Festival from 4 to 15 October 2017 as part of a Russian delegation.

The purpose of this call for applications was to encourage film professionals (including critics, directors, producers, festival programmers, distributors and talent agents) interested in building links with the UK film industry to apply.

Successful applicants:

  • Julia Gulian, Film critic, theatrical distribution manager at A-ONE FILMS, developer at Bazelevs Editor, film critic at
  • Maya Kuzina, Curator of special  projects at Documentary film centre
  • Victoria Belopolskaya, Programming director at ArtDocfest and Flahertiana IDFF, film observer for Psychologies
  • Kirill Adibekov, Public program curator at Pioner Cinema 
  • Alisa Taezhnaya, Film critic and journalist at The Village, Wonderzine, Afisha Daily
  • Mikhail Davydov, CEO at VOD-platform "Piligrim"
  • Stanislav Rogozin, Managing Director at Premier Zal/ Premier Kinoprokat/ Magna Tech Electronic Company

BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival is one of the biggest and most influential international film festivals in the UK.  Every year, the festival screens more than 300 films, documentaries and short films from approximately 60 countries. The programme includes feature films and documentaries, as well as animated and short films. Traditionally, the two-week film marathon is divided into the following categories: ‘New British Cinema’, ‘French Revolutions’, ‘World Cinema’, ‘European Cinema’ and special projects.

The festival includes an extensive educational programme with lectures, workshops, events  and opportunities for a wide-range of film industry professionals to meet and exchange ideas and experiences.