The 8th Annual Lovie Awards

Below you will find all details for ordering your Group Ticketing, Premium Tickets and General Tickets to the 8th Annual Lovie Awards at British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank in London, on Thursday, 15th November 2018.

Your ticket to The Lovies also includes access to Judges Cocktails (on Wednesday, 14th November); as well as the Lovie After Party, following the 8th Annual Lovie Awards celebration.

Note: This is a private event. Tickets are reserved for Winners and Judges. If you need help with ticketing, please contact Lovie Producer Denise Gilley (


Here’s an overview of everything you need to know about this year’s show, including:

7 Words of Lovie Speeches and Judges Cocktails
The 8th Annual Lovie Awards:
Show + Reception

The Lovie After Party
Dress Code
Sponsors & Partners

Record Your 7 Words of Lovie Speech + Take Your Official Winner Portrait

Presented by WP Engine

When & Where:
Wednesday, 14th November
The London EDITION

All winners attending the 8th Annual Lovie Awards will record a 7 Words of Lovie video acceptance speech to commemorate their win. This is a speech you’re encouraged to make in your language, but it must only be 7 words. In addition to recording your speech, you are also invited to sit for your Official Winner Portrait with our photographer.

Detailed instructions about your speech will follow once you’ve secured your tickets. In the meantime, you can read more here about the 7 Words of Lovie speech format.

Lovie Judges Cocktails

When & Where:
Wednesday, 14th November
The London EDITION

After you record your 7 Words of Lovie and take your Official Winner Portrait, join us starting at 18:00 for drinks and canapés at our Judges Cocktails event in the Grand Lobby at The London EDITION, the official hotel partner of the 8th Annual Lovies. Mix and mingle with fellow Winners and Lovie Judges the night before the big event.

The 8th Annual Lovie Awards

When & Where:
Thursday, 15th November 2018
19:00 GMT
The BFI Southbank, London
Belvedere Rd,
Lambeth, London SE1 8XT, UK

Your ticket gets you into the entire Lovie Awards celebration, starting with pre-show drinks and canapés at 19:00, your seated spot in the theatre for our Awards presentation of the evening at 20:15, followed by our post-show After Party in The BFI’s Riverfront Café, complete with more food, an open bar, and a custom set from DJ Shepdog of NiceUp Records.

Hosted by award-winning British comedian Mark Watson

We’re thrilled to welcome Mark Watson back as host of the 8th Annual Lovie Awards! Mark is an Edinburgh Festival Award Winner and Time Out Critic’s Choice recipient, and host of BBC Four’s We Need Answers and BBC Radio 4’s Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better. He’s appeared on Mock The Week, Celebrity Pointless, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You?, Live At The Apollo and more.

8th Annual Lovie Awards Show & Reception

Pre-show cocktails start at 19:00
Lovie Awards Show starts promptly at 20:15
Presenting Sponsor: Google

The show and reception will take place at The British Film Institute Southbank: the leading repertory cinema in the UK with four theatres showing 2,000 classic and contemporary films each year. The venue boasts river views in the heart of London’s cultural complex, situated at the Southern end of Waterloo Bridge. The 8th Annual Lovie Awards presentation ceremony will be held in The BFI’s largest theatre, NFT1.

Grab a cocktail and some canapés upon arrival, and head into the theatre for the show.

The Lovie After Party

The Riverfront Cafe
The British Film Institute Southbank

After the Lovie Awards Show, head right to the BFI’s Riverfront Café, for the Lovie After Party for lots more food, drinks, celebrating and music from DJ Shepdog to take us dancing until 24:00.

Official Hotel Partner

London EDITION Hotel

The Lovie Awards is thrilled to welcome back The London EDITION as the Official Accommodation Partner for The 8th Annual Lovie Awards. The London EDITION offers both a reinvention of its landmark building and the luxury hotel experience. Located in Fitzrovia on the edge of Soho, the boutique hotel blends thoughtful design and intuitive service with excellent dining and nightlife in a space that boldly brings together the past with the present.

Book your room by 24th October using our code 18B for 25% off the best available rates.

Ticket Limit

This is a private event. Tickets are reserved for Winners and Judges. To ensure all winners can attend, there is Group Ticketing available for parties of 10, and Premium Tickets and General Tickets, which are limited to 4 per winning organisation/individual.

*** This event will sell out very quickly, so please secure your tickets right away. ***

Dress Code

The Lovie Awards dress code is cocktail attire. Check out our Flickr albums from past events to get a feel for Lovie red carpet fashion.

Sponsors & Partners

The Lovie Awards is supported by Google for the fourth year running as premiere sponsor, joining the Lovie commitment to shining a spotlight on the European Internet’s best and brightest alongside supporting sponsors WP Engine and The London EDITION.

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