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Win Tickets to a Screening at the 58th BFI London Film Festival

By: Virgin Atlantic

September 22, 2014

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Do you have a favourite film that you simply never tire of? A movie you can re-watch over and over again, quoting the script by heart, still chuckling at the funny bits or getting teary-eyed at the ending? If so, we want to hear about it. If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life what would it be and why? Tell us in the comments below, and you could soon be attending an exclusive screening at the 58th BFI London Film Festival. Read on for more details…

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On the red carpet at the BFI London Film Festival. Image © Stuart Wilson

Autumn is fast approaching, which means the UK’s largest and most prestigious movie event will soon be upon us. The 58th annual BFI London Film Festival runs from 8-19 October 2014, and as an airline known for our commitment to film we’re thrilled to announce that Virgin Atlantic will be one of the main sponsors of this illustrious celebration of cinema. As part of our involvement, we’ll be providing flights for VIP guests of the Festival who will be flying over for the red carpet events taking place over the 12 days of galas, premieres and screenings across the capital. 

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Tom Hanks at the BFI London Film Festival. Image © Stuart Wilson

The BFI London Film Festival has a long-established reputation for showcasing the most original and visionary works from the international world of cinema, with a diverse and distinctive programme of films and events from both established and emerging artists. This year’s festival will screen a total of 248 features across 17 venues, including 16 World Premieres and 38 European Premieres, plus a broad range of interviews, master classes and other special events. Highlights include festival opener The Imitation Game; the stylish biopic of British mathematician and WWII codebreaker Alan Turing, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and the rave-reviewed psychological thriller Foxcatcher starring Steve Carell and Siena Miller, which will be presented at the American Express Gala. There will also be screenings of animated shorts and archive films, including the newly-restored silent British film The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands, premiering at the London Film Festival Archive Gala.

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Benedict Cumberbatch © honeyfitz

Over the festival’s 12 days, screenings will take place at a wide variety of venues throughout London, including West End cinemas Odeon West End, Vue West End, and Odeon Leicester Square, plus other central London venues including BFI Southbank, the ICA, Curzon Mayfair, Curzon Soho and local cinemas including Hackney Picturehouse and Ritzy Brixton.

Win tickets to a London Film Festival screening

Fancy soaking up the atmosphere of the UK’s most prominent film event? To celebrate our sponsorship of the festival, we’re offering the opportunity to win 5 pairs of tickets to a screening of Kill Me Three Times at the Odeon West End on Saturday 18th October 2014.

Kill Me Three Times

Suspenseful and darkly comic thriller Kill Me Three Times is the latest feature from Australian writer and director Kriv Stenders, starring Simon Pegg in the somewhat unlikely role of a professional assassin in a laid-back Aussie beach town south of Perth. Full of hilarious and sometimes gruesome twists and turns, the film has garnered great reviews since its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month. 

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How to enter

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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 only watch one movie for the rest of your life what 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 who will be aged 18 years or over on 18th October 2014, 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 5 prizes available (“Prize(s)“) and each Prize will consist of: A pair of tickets to see the film “˜Kill Me Three Times’ (Certificate 15) starting at 20:30hrs on Saturday 18th October 2014 at the Odeon West End, 1 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LP.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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 only watch one movie for the rest of your life what 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: blogeditor@fly.virgin.com.

3. Entries must be submitted between 00:01hours (GMT) on 22 September 2014 and 23:59 hours (GMT) on 5 October 2014. 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.  

7. Relevant Information will only be used by us for the purposes of administering the Promotion, contacting the Prize winners and otherwise in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Please see our privacy policy at www.virginatlantic.com for more information about how we look after personal data.

8. All eligible Entries shall then be placed into a draw from which five prize winners (“Winners“) will be selected at random on Wednesday 8 October 2014 (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 10 October 2014.

10. If Virgin Atlantic cannot establish contact with the Winners by close of business on Monday 13 October 2014, 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.

13. Receipt of submissions will not be acknowledged. Virgin Atlantic does not accept any responsibility or liability for lost submissions or submissions which are delayed, damaged, corrupted, incomplete or not received. 

14. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the Promoter and not to Facebook.

15. All entries must comply with the Facebook Terms of Use, the Facebook Code of Conduct and any other Facebook terms or policies in operation from time to time.

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: blogeditor@fly.virgin.com.

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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