Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter attend the premiere of Frankenweenie
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Cheers for London Film Festival opening

11 October 2012 Last updated at 09:46 BST

Some of the biggest stars of the British film industry came out in force for the start of the BFI London Film Festival.

The event, which is the UK's biggest celebration of cinema, kicked off with the European premiere of Tim Burton's 3D animation Frankenweenie.

Over the next 12 days, 225 features from around the world will be shown. Lizo Mzimba reports.

Film footage courtesy of Walt Disney