Every October the BFI Southbank and selected cinemas across London host the BFI London Film Festival. Now in its 55th year, the festival attracts Hollywood players and Indie film-makers from around the globe. As well as a few blockbuster premieres, gala films and celebrity-studded ceremonies, there is a commendable amount of programme time given over to small independent films, foreign language cinema, documentary work, animation and BFI National Archive classics. An excellent film programme is enhanced by a number of correlating events, such as informal post-screening Q&As, guest appearances, workshops and masterclasses. The 2011 dates and line-up are yet to be confirmed so keep checking www.bfi.org.uk/lff for the latest news and details.