The following competition is now closed. Congratulations to Dorottya Botta who has won the pair of tickets!

Following the recent unveiling of Sight & Sound’s once-a-decade Greatest Films of All Time poll the British Film Institute is running a season of screenings of the top ten films at the BFI Southbank in London throughout September and October.

So here, according to hundreds of critics, historians, curators and programmers from around the world, are the Ten Greatest Films ever made, a programme that covers (or ought to) nearly everything of which the cinema is capable. And somewhere among this selection is the title that these experts have collectively decided is The Greatest Film of All Time (you’ll have to buy the September issue of the magazine to find out exactly where each film has ranked, and which has emerged triumphant). I’m not going to eulogise or describe individual titles here – each is familiar and brilliant in its own way – nor will I mention the near-misses, because this list speaks for itself. What one can say is that these titles are the result of a terrific game, an agony of decision-making that has given sleepless nights to so many passionate cinephiles and made my role feel more like that of a therapist than an editor. We at Sight & Sound are very proud of this ten-yearly task, and we’re confident that – though canons have their detractors and we can (and will) argue to the end of time about what should be in or out of the list – this canon is vital proof that cinema is an art form. Anyone who can take the time to see every one of these films will find a permanent passion for the medium is latent within them.

– Nick James, Sight & Sound Editor.

The BFI has teamed up with Thoughts On Film to give you the chance to win a pair of tickets to a screening of your choice from any of the films which made it into the top ten. The top 10 includes:

10. 8 1/2

9. The Passion of Joan of Arc

8. Man With a Movie Camera

7. The Searchers

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey

5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

4. The Rules of the Game (La Regle du jeu)

3. Tokyo Story

2. Citizen Kane

1. Vertigo

Information on screening times can be found over at the BFI Southbank official website (additional screenings of Citizen Kane have also been added here).

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets all you need to do is follow @TOF_UK on Twitter, Like the Thoughts On Film Facebook page and answer the following question:

Which film directed by Stanley Kubrick features in the 2012 Sight & Sound Critics’ Top Ten Poll?

Send your name and answer to with the subject heading “BFI Southbank Competition.”

  • Competition open to UK residents only
  • Only one entry per person
  • The winner will need to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation if needed
  • Competition closes on Wednesday September 5th at 23:59pm GMT
  • The winner will be chosen at random from the entries received.

Good luck!

If you would like to keep track of the films you’ve seen from the entire Sight & Sound Top 100 then you can use the new BFI Facebook app.