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.

Lux Prize Film Screenings 2016
15 - 17 November 2016
Three incredible, free screenings from the LUX Prize 2016.The LUX Film Prize is an initiative led by the European Parliament with support from the European Commission.

Underwire Film Festival 2016
1 - 4 December 2016
Celebrating female filmmaking talent across the crafts

London International Animation Festival 2016
2 - 10 December 2016
The very best animation from around the world, to inspire, delight and challenge you

Doestoevsky 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.

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.

Cheap Thrills: Trash, Movies and the Art of Transgression
28 October 2016 - 6 November 2016
Revel in some of the most interesting, most transgressive moments in cinema, as we explore the trashier side of celluloid

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

Framed Film Festival 2016
19 - 20 November 2016
Our annual showcase of the best new children’s films returns with stories from all over the world.

24th French Film Festival UK
13 - 20 November 2016
Three incredible films including a restoration of Abel Gance’s 1927 silent masterpiece Napoleon and anticipated new animation The Red Turtle.

Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Festival 2016
16 - 20 November 2016
East London’s queer film fest returns with a programme of arthouse and indie features representing the kaleidoscopic LGBT experience around the world.

Global Health Film Festival 2016
11 - 12 November 2016
This annual two-day festival brings together health advocates, filmmakers, journalists and the general public for global health advocacy though a diverse programme of screenings and workshops.

EFG London Jazz Festival Films 2016
13 - 19 November 2016
The pick of the crop of new jazz documentaries – including one on photojournalist Eugene Smith’s famous cache of jazz photos and recordings – plus rare screenings of the Ornette Coleman-scored Who’s Crazy?

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.