The 60th BFI London Film Festival has announced its full lineup for 2016. The fest, which runs October 5-16, will screen 193 fiction and 52 documentary features, including 18 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 39 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 144 short films, including documentary, live action and animated works.

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Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, will be among the films receiving gala screenings. The others include Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, Oliver Stone’s Snowden, J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival and Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals.

As previously announced, the festival opens with the European premiere of Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom and closes with the European premiere of Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire. The full-

OFFICIAL COMPETITION

· Martin Koolhoven, BRIMSTONE

· Kelly Reichardt, CERTAIN WOMEN

· Mohamed Diab, CLASH

· Paul Verhoeven, ELLE

· François Ozon, FRANTZ

· Ivan Sen, GOLDSTONE (European Premiere)

· Mijke de Jong, LAYLA M. (European Premiere)

· Barry Jenkins, MOONLIGHT (European Premiere)

· Pablo Larraín, NERUDA

· Terence Davies, A QUIET PASSION

· Benedict Andrews, UNA (European Premiere)

· Makoto Shinkai, YOUR NAME

FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION

· Jorge Riquelme Serrano, CHAMELEON (International Premiere)

· Darren Thornton, A DATE FOR MAD MARY

· Houda Benyamina, DIVINES

· Johannes Nyholm, THE GIANT

· Mohamed Ben Attia, HEDI

· William Oldroyd, LADY MACBETH

· Hope Dickson Leach, THE LEVELLING (European Premiere)

· Claude Barras, MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE

· Bartosz M. Kowalski, PLAYGROUND

· Gabe Klinger, PORTO

· Julia Ducournau, RAW

· Wang Yichun, WHAT’S IN THE DARKNESS

· Daouda Coulibaly, WÙLU

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

· Jenny Gage, ALL THIS PANIC (European Premiere)

· Eva Orner, CHASING ASYLUM (European Premiere)

· Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

· Claire Simon, THE GRADUATION

· Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla, AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN (European Premiere)

· Alma Har’el, LOVETRUE

· Alice Diop, ON CALL

· Ulrich Seidl, SAFARI

· Marco Del Fiol, THE SPACE IN BETWEEN – MARINA ABRAMOVIC AND BRAZIL

· Mehrdad Oskouei, STARLESS DREAMS

· Keith Maitland, TOWER

· Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon, THE WAR SHOW

SHORT FILM AWARD

· Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan, THE SEND OFF

· Réka Bucsi, LOVE

· João Paulo Miranda Maria, THE GIRL WHO DANCED WITH THE DEVIL

· Issa Touma, Thomas Vroe§ge, Floor van der Meulen, 9 DAYS – FROM MY WINDOW IN ALEPPO

· Patrick Tarrant, THE TREMBLING GIANT

· Anna Maguire, YOUR MOTHER AND I

· Kevin Jerome Everson, EARS, NOSE AND THROAT

· Ena Sendijarevic, IMPORT

· Amy Nicholson, PICKLE

· Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi, THE SILENCE

· Jed Hart, CANDY FLOSS

· Ana Vaz, THERE IS LAND!