London Film Festival

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Sally Hamwee
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The 50th London Film Festival starts on the 18th of October and its artistic director Sandra Hebron has stated that compared to other festivals of similar size and stature it is under-resourced. As a main funding contributor of the festival yourself, and responsible for the LDA who is another main funding contributor, what assurance can you give that next year the London Film Festival's resources will be adequate to meet its needs?


Answer for London Film Festival

Answer for London Film Festival

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am deeply committed to the London Film Festival. It is a major event in London's cultural calendar, with an unrivalled reputation for bringing inspirational cinema to the capital. Through the LDA I provide significant funding for the London Film Festival and the level of support has increased substantially over the past few years. I am keen to continue to help the London Film Festival build its international profile and my office is working closely with the key stakeholders - the Bfi, the London Film Festival and Film London, the strategic agency for film in the capital ' to take this forward, including through looking at additional and new sources of funding.