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Save the date on October 20th as the 57th BFI London Film Festival is set to launch. BFI lists down the films that will gear up in the event as well as the list of nominees for the awards. The program is in partnership with American Express.

This year, a total of 234 films, both fiction and documentaries, will be screened by the Festival. It includes 22 world premieres, 16 international premieres, 29 European premieres and 20 archive films. Another screening will also be set for live action and animated shorts.

The movies are diverse with a stellar line-up of directors, cast, and crew. The 57th BFI London Film Festival will run from October 9-20 with tickets available to the public on September 20.

Among those films which will take part are Paul Greegrass’ Captain Phillips (a true-to-life story based on the 2009 hijacking of U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama that stars Tom Hanks), which will open up the ceremony, and Saving Mr. Banks (Walt Disney's story of a long campaign to persuade skeptical author P. L. Travers, played by Emma Thompson, to give him the rights of popular character Mary Poppins). While those two films are very much talked about, other films are making big waves at Venice and soon at Toronto that will grace the event which include Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, Coen brothers’ Inside LLewyn Davis, Stephen Frears’ Philomena, Jason Rietman’s Labor Day and Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman.