Win tickets to a 2015 BFI London Film Festival Screening

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If you’re a film fanatic like us, you’ll no doubt agree that one of the best things about travelling is the chance to see your favourite movie locations in real life. Who wouldn’t relish the opportunity to do a little Rocky jog up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, fly over the Jurassic Park waterfalls of Kauai or wander the Mean Streets of Scorsese’s Little Italy in New York?

But what if you were in charge? If you could pick any destination for a film you would be acting in or directing, where would it be, and why? Tells us your fantasy film location in the comments below, and you could win tickets to a BFI London Film Festival screening of Stephen Frear’s critically acclaimed Lance Armstrong drama The Program. For more details, read on…

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Ben Foster in the leading role of Lance Armstrong © BFI and Studio Canal

October will soon be upon us, which means it’s almost time for one of our favourite events of the year. It’s no secret that we love movies, so we’re delighted to be a main sponsor and airline partner for the prestigious 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®, which takes place from 7-18 October at venues across London. Just like last year, we’ll be flying international film talent and VIP guests into the capital from around the world for a 12 day extravaganza of galas, premieres, screenings and all-round cinema excellence. And with our award winning inflight entertainment system Vera, those guests can sit back and enjoy their finest work during their flight to London.

Last year’s festival showcased a number of films which went on to achieve great things – including multiple acting nominations and a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for festival opener The Imitation Game  – and this year’s programme looks set to do the same. From a lineup of 238 fiction and documentary features, including 16 World Premieres and 40 European Premieres, the highlights include Michael Fassbender playing Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s eponymously-titled biopic; Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in 1950s romantic drama Carol; Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing in High Rise, based on the satirical novel by J.G Ballard, and Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, which tells the story of ordinary British women fighting for the right to vote at the turn of the last century and is the choice for the Opening Night Gala.

The Virgin Atlantic Gala

It goes without saying that one of the events we’re most looking forward to is our own Virgin Atlantic Gala on Sunday 11 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, and we’re thrilled to present Scott Cooper’s chilling new crime drama Black Mass starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch. Set in 1970s Boston, the film tells the story of Irish mob Godfather James “Whitey” Bulger (Depp), the brother of a state senator who became an FBI informant to destroy a Mafia family encroaching on his turf.

Win tickets to a 2015 BFI London Film Festival screening

Don’t want to miss out on all this movie action? To celebrate our sponsorship of this year’s festival, we’re offering the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to a screening of The Program at the Odeon Leicester Square on Saturday 10 October 2015 at 6.30pm.

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Chris O’Dowd plays the role of Sunday Times Journalist David Walsh © BFI and Studio Canal

The Program

Stephen Frear’s gripping portrayal of disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong is based on the book Seven Deadly Sins by Sunday Times journalist David Walsh, who relentlessly pursued the cyclist in search of the truth about his seven Tour de France wins. Starring Ben Foster as Armstrong and Chris O’Dowd as Walsh, the movie has been described as a tour de force, with Foster’s performance already being tipped for awards season.

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Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong storms home winning one of 7 consecutive tours © BFI and Studio Canal

How to enter


For your chance to win a pair of tickets to the above screening, all you have to do is leave your answer to the following question in the comments below:

If you could pick any destination for a film you would be acting in or directing, where would it be and why?

To enter, login via the Facebook Connect button below and leave your answer within the comments section. For full details of the competition, please read our terms and conditions below. Good luck!

BFI London Film Festival Competition

A.    Entry into this promotion (the “Promotion”) is open to residents of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands aged [15] years or over, except for employees of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited and agencies directly connected with creation of and administration of this Promotion and their families.
B.     There will be five prizes (“Prize”) available as follows:  Five pairs of tickets to see the premiere of the film “˜The Program’ (Certificate 12A) (starting at 18:30hrs on Saturday 10th October 2015 at the Odeon West End, 1 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LP).


1. By submitting your entry you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
2. To enter participants must answer the following question:
If you could pick any destination for a film you would be acting in or directing, where would it be and why?
2.1 To submit your answer, enter your login via the Facebook Connect button and leave your answer in the comments section then click the “Post your comment” button.
2.2 Alternatively, participants may enter by sending their answer via email to the following e-mail address:
3. Entries must be submitted between 00:01hours (GMT) on 16th September 2015 and 23:59 hours (GMT) on 30th September 2015. Submissions received outside of these times will not be considered.
4. No purchase is necessary to enter however participants must pay their own costs of connecting to the Internet.
5. Only one Entry will be accepted per person. In the event an individual submits two Entries then, subject to clause 11 below, the first one in time will be counted.
6. Full name, date of birth and valid e-mail address (“Relevant Information”) must be available to Promoter. If entering by e-mail, please provide name and date of birth. All details are subject to verification. 
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8. All eligible Entries shall then be placed into a draw from which five prize winners (“Winners”) will be selected at random on Thursday 1st October 2015 (the “Draw Date”). For your confidence the Draw will be conducted using a random electronic generator system.
9. The Winners shall be notified by Virgin Atlantic using the contact details provided by participants by close of business on Friday 2nd October 2015.
10. If Virgin Atlantic cannot establish contact with the Winners by close of business on Monday 5th October 2015, Virgin Atlantic reserves the right to arrange for another name to be drawn at random to receive the relevant Prize.
11. Bulk entries made from trade or consumer groups will not be accepted. Incomplete, illegible, entries by macros or other automated means (including systems which can be programmed to enter), and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these terms and conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted. If it becomes apparent that an entrant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this condition by, for example, the use of “˜script’, “˜brute force’, masking their identity by manipulating IP addresses, using identities other than their own or any other automated means in order to increase that participant’s entries into the draw in a way that is not consistent with the spirit of the promotion, that person’s entries will be disqualified and any Prize award will be void.
12. Participants must submit their own work. Each Participant warrants that their Entry and all information which they submit does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or any other rights of any third party, and does not contain anything which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening.
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16. Winners and their guest will be solely responsible for all costs associated with getting to and from the cinema, accommodation costs (if applicable), food and beverages.
17. It is a condition of accepting the Prize that Winners give consent to the Promoter to publish their name and county of residence in association with the Prize in any and all forms or media as required by law or otherwise in connection with the promotion of the Promoter. Winners may be expected to participate in reasonable publicity.
18. The name and county of the Winners are available upon request by sending an e-mail to:
19. Virgin Atlantic reserves the right to substitute the Prizes for an alternative equivalent prize if for any reason beyond the control of Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Atlantic is unable to award the Prizes. No cash alternative will be available in whole or in part.
20. By sending submissions, participants agree to release the Promoter from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or with the acceptance, possession, or use of any Prize (except death or personal injury caused by the Promoter’s negligence, for fraud, or otherwise as prohibited by law).
21. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
22. The Winners accept their prizes at his/her own risk.
These terms and conditions are subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Promoter: Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited, Registered Office: The Office, Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9NU, England.

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