Immersive Highlights from the BFI London Film Festival “Expanded” Program

From poetic, mysterious performances to astounding sound adventures, our experience with this year's XR line-up

Prior to this year’s opening of BFI London Film Festival’s Expanded program, dedicated to XR and immersive works, we spoke with curator Ulrich Schrauth to prepare for our in-person attendance. Schrauth offered insight on what to expect and why, but now having walked through Expanded’s vibrant, transformative and graffiti-covered entrance, tucked into the Leake Street Tunnels, and having experienced the artistic works, it’s safe to …

Interview: BFI London Film Festival’s “Expanded” Curator, Ulrich Schrauth

Insight on curating the second-annual program dedicated to XR storytelling at the prestigious event

Through programming dedicated to virtual, augmented, mixed and modified reality, international film festivals continue to transport attendees (whether participating at home or on-site) into the future of storytelling. With their second-ever LFF Expanded program, curated by Ulrich Schrauth, the 65th BFI London Film Festival (running 6-17 October) presents an array of XR artworks that align with the prestigious event’s legacy of pioneering moving pictures. And, with …

“David Lynch: The Art Life” Documentary

An intimate and fascinating look at the life of the brilliant filmmaker and artist David Lynch will premiere at next month’s London Film Festival. The documentary, called “David Lynch: The Art Life,” was directed by Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm and Rick Barnes and they have crafted an intriguing picture—narrated by Lynch himself. From the first time he saw a naked woman to how his family …