The London Film Festival's first official website is to be produced by The Guardian, with a team of film experts from Film Unlimited, the Guardian's new film website.
The site, www.lff.org.uk, is live and will expand until the festival starts on November 5. It makes it easier for Festival-goers to navigate their way around the hundreds of films in the Festival.
The site contains descriptions of all the films on offer, with links to the Internet Movie Database for further information. An interactive festival planner lets the user create a personalised timetable, displaying any time conflicts as well as giving the travel times between venues.
The schedule is available in a fully-searchable database, complete with pages dedicated to each director and venue profiles with directions and places to eat.
Daily web-only news will be put online by the Guardian's film experts and the bulletin boards for industry and moviegoers will keep visitors up-to-date, alongside the hottest news and gossip about each film with stills, trailers and links to recent stories.
The site will also deliver live webcasts of Guardian interviews at the LFF, with actors and directors talking about their lives and careers on the silver screen.
Film Unlimited, The Guardian's guide to film, launches later this year at www.filmunlimited.co.uk. It will feature exclusive articles and interviews, production news, reviews and cinema listings.