Christopher Nolan to Headline London Film Festival Talks

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LFF Connects will discuss collaborations between film and other creative industries.

This year's BFI London Film Festival is beginning to take shape.

Four of the gala screenings have already been announced, and on Thursday it was revealed that Cate Blanchett would be receiving the British Film Festival's highest honor, the BFI Fellowship.

Christopher Nolan has now become the latest name to be added to the schedule. The acclaimed British director is set to headline a series of talks entitled "LFF Connects Film" discussing collaborations between film and other creative industries including TV, music, art, games and creative technology.

Other speakers will include visual artist Tacita Dean, director of the Austrian Film Museum Alexander Horwarth, who has written extensively about film's cultural heritage, and will be moderated by BFI creative director Heather Stewart.

"This year we launch a new direction for the BFI London Film Festival’s industry engagement programme – building on the position of London as one of the world’s leading creative cities – with LFF Connects, a series of events designed to look at the future of film and its intersection with the wider creative industries," said London Film Festival director Clare Stewart.

"We could not hope to have a more dynamic, impactful launch than to bring together Christopher Nolan and Tacita Dean, two of the greatest creators working in film and art to discuss the future of film as a medium.”

LFF Connects Film will take place Oct. 9, while the London Film Festival will run Oct. 7-18. The full lineup of films will be announced Sep. 1.

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