Photo of Alistair Hope

Join Creative Europe Desk UK and the BFI at LFF Connects: Video Games

The BFI London Film Festival (7-18 October) is putting on a new strand of talks with high-profile speakers which will look at how art, virtual reality, games and music engage with film. The LFF Connects series intends to stimulate new collaborations and ideas by exploring the future of film and how it intersects with the wider creative industries.

As part of these events, Creative Europe Desk UK is supporting a networking reception in association with the British Film Institute (BFI)'s Certification Unit, which will follow the talk LFF Connects: Video Games:

Globally renowned games designer and Creative Lead at Creative Assembly, Alistair Hope's modern space survival horror game Alien: Isolation was praised for its retro-futuristic style, immersive scares and innovative use of AI. He will discuss his work, ideas and thoughts on the past, present and future of video gaming. The talk and reception will take place at Picturehouse Central (Screen 1) on 14 October, starting at 16:00. Tickets are available via the BFI website.

Other speakers and events include Laurie Anderson for 'LFF Connects: Performance/Music' plus filmmaker Christopher Nolan and artist Tacita Dean with Alexander Horwath, Director of the Austrian Film Museum for 'LFF Connects: Film', a conversation that reframes the future of film as a medium. 

Alongside the talks, Creative Europe-funded Power to the Pixel presents London’s first major Virtual Reality exhibition at the BFI IMAX from 10 to 18 October. Virtual Stories exhibits 16 projects taking attendees on immersive journeys spanning fiction, documentary, animation and art. 

Photo: Alistair Hope. Image courtesy of the BFI.