The Barbican hosts a wide variety of film festivals and seasons, with a host of screenings, special ScreenTalks and festival events every year - check out what we have coming up.

London International Animation Festival 2016
2 - 11 December 2016
The very best animation from around the world, to inspire, delight and challenge you


Dostoevsky in December
3 - 18 December 2016
Hunker down with Dostoevsky on three bleak mid-winter afternoons this December with vintage big-screen Russian-language adaptations of his novels.


Cinema Matters
12 January 2017 - 11 February 2017
Taking a closer look at why cinema matters, we examine at the technologies and business of film and the implications for storytelling.


Conversations with Women in Film
19 January 2017 - 19 December 2017
A series of special events throughout 2017, celebrating the the contribution and impact of women in the film industry.


Choreocinema
21 - 28 January 2017
Complementing material in the Curve, Siobhan Davies Dance co-presents three incredible dance films.


What London Watches: Ten Films that Shook Our World
6 - 13 April 2017
This autumn,we want you to tell us the film that made you go ‘wow’, to help create a brand new season called What London Watches: Ten Films That Shook Our World.


The Grime and the Glamour: NYC 1976-90
29 September 2017 - 5 October 2017
Get a taste of the scuzzy and blisteringly creative streets of late 1970s and 80s New York City, with films by Susan Seidelman, Chantal Akerman, Jim Jarmusch and Bette Gordon


Film in Focus
1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
Film in Focus is a year celebrating the power of the moving image and its influence across the arts.


Relaxed Screenings
 
Film screenings that are specially tailored for film fans who may be on the autistic spectrum, have Tourette Syndrome, anxiety, sensory difficulties or other learning disabilities.


Live and encore cinema screenings
 
See the best theatre, opera, ballet and music from the comfort of our cinema screens


Science on Screen
19 April 2016 - 6 February 2017
A series of cinematic explorations of the space where science and culture overlap


Oscar® Winning Scores
20 April 2016 - 8 March 2017
Hear from Academy Award-winning composers as they discuss their work in film


New East Cinema
27 April 2016 - 21 September 2019
Contemporary cinema from Eastern Europe and beyond


Members' screenings
 
Exclusive Member's screenings and enjoy priority booking on ScreenTalks and special events.


Parent and Baby Screenings
 
Enjoy the best new films on the big screen with your little ones of twelve months and under


Framed Film Club
 
Framed Film Club is a year-round programme of film and learning for young people taking place every Saturday morning


RSC Live
 
We are delighted to present live broadcasts from Shakespeare’s home town to our cinema screens


Royal Opera House Live
26 September 2016 - 28 June 2017
We are delighted to bring you selected live screenings from the Royal Opera House


Silent Film & Live Music Series
 
Barbican is the home of silent cinema in London


Met Opera Live in HD 2016–17
8 October 2016 - 13 May 2017
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions returns for the 2016-2017 season


Architecture on Film
 
A season of one-off events where architecture meets cinema, curated by The Architecture Foundation


New live music and film experiences
 
Rediscover the classics and explore innovative ways in which film and music can interact.


Teatro Alla Scala Opera Season 2017
15 January 2017 - 19 June 2017
Incredible performances from one of the most renowned opera houses in the world.