Killing of the Sacred Deer

London Film Festival announces panel event on Brexit

The London Film Festival returns to the capital this October showcasing 242 feature films and 128 shorts from 67 countries. This includes 25 feature films funded through Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme, including official competition contender Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete and UK/Irish co-production The Killing of a Sacred Deer by Yorgos Lanthimos. 

As part of the festival’s industry events programme, the BFI is hosting an event about the future of the UK film sector in light of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. 

“Understanding Brexit: What we know, what we don't yet know and what we are doing about it” is moderated by the BFI’s Head of International, Isabel Davis with confirmed speakers including:  

  • Ted Shapiro, Partner at Wiggin LLP’s Brussel’s office
  • David Jevons, Partner at the economics consultancy Oxera 
  • James Hickey, CEO of the Irish Film Board 
  • Harriet Finney, the BFI’s new Director of External Affairs
  • Bertrand Faivre, producer.

Topics will include talent, market, money, regulation and Free Trade Agreements.

Details: Thursday 5 October, 3:30 to 5:00pm, Picturehouse Central, Screen 4

The sesion is open to festival delegates only. See the full industry events programme here

The 61st BFI London film festival runs from 4 to 15 October. Browse the full programme on the festival website

Image credit: UK/Irish co-production The Killing of a Sacred Deer by Yorgos Lanthimos screens at this year’s festival. The film received development and distribution support from MEDIA and is financed by Film4 and New Sparta Films along with the Irish Film Board.