London’s biggest and brightest film event kicks off on October 4, screening everything from high-profile premiers to independent debuts from around the globe. With such a big schedule, Neighbourhood selects the stand-out, not to be missed screenings for 2017’s event.

Call Me By Your Name
Based on the book by André Aciman, Luca Guadagnino’s queer love story frolics in the erotic tension of a teenager’s encounter with an older man.

Monday 9, Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October

The Florida Project
Sean Baker’s candy-coloured follow-up to Tangerine traces a six-year-old girl’s progress through the rundown motels that house low-income families in the shadow of Florida’s Disney World.

Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October

A Fantastic Woman
Sebastián Lelio steps into the world of a trans woman mourning for a lost lover that is, unfortunately, obstructed at every turn.

Friday 6 and Tuesday 10 October

120 BPM (Beats per Minute)
What does it take to fight a pandemic? Robin Campillo’s drama gives life, joy and distinction to the struggles of France’s Act Up AIDS activists of the early 1990s.

Saturday 7 and Tuesday 10 October 

I Am Not a Witch
Welsh/Zambian filmmaker Rungano Nyoni’s debut was the highlight of this year’s Cannes Festival. Making the use of nonprofessional actors, she cast from the streets; the feature explores witchcraft in a rural Zambian society.

Thursday 12, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October

How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Based on a Neil Gaiman’s story of a fifteen-year-old boy who just doesn’t understand girls, this British punk-based sci-fi drama directed by American filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell, starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning.

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October

BFI London Film Festival takes place in London between 4-15th of October, the full schedule of screenings is available here.