London Film Festival sets dates

53rd edition to run Oct. 14 -29

LONDON -- The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival will run Oct. 14-29, festival artistic director Sandra Hebron said Wednesday.

Last year's festival hosted 191 feature films and 109 short films from 43 countries including a record 15 world premieres. There were 398 screenings and 537 visiting international filmmakers, a record 1,096 industry professionals, and the highest ever audience attendance, organizers said.

This year's program will be announced Sept. 9.