British Council Film Team

British Council Film has a team which works together to promote UK films and filmmakers to international audiences.

A Film Team favourite coming soon - Tom Harper's Wild Rose

Most members of the British Council Film Team work part time for us while also maintaining an active role in the film industry in some capacity, giving us all a very real insight into the international needs of the UK industry.

Find out more about us all by clicking on each name:

Briony Hanson leads the Team as our Director of Film.

Jay Arnold is our Senior Film Programme Manager, leading on programmes in S Asia and England.

Christine Bardsley is a Film Programme Manager and leads on programmes in the Americas, Wider Europe and N Ireland.

Fran Carr is our Team Co-ordinator.

Jemma Desai is a Film Programme Manager and leads on programmes in Sub Saharan Africa, Middle East & N Africa, and Scotland.

Jo Duncombe
is a Film Programme Manager and leads on our Short Film & New Talent programmes and programmes in Europe.

Liz Moon is our Marketing & Communications Manager (a post we share with our colleagues in the Literature Team)

Gary Thomas is a Film Programme Manager and leads on programmes in East Asia.

Rowan Woods is a Film Programme Manager and leads on our Film Festival Selector Screenings programme.

We are also lucky to be able to work with freelance consultants including:

Sarah Lutton - who helps keep our UK Films Directory up to date and produces our UK Film catalogues, alongside other projects,

and Cassandra Neal, who has most recently managed our #FiveFilms4Freedom digital project and our GREAT8 Showcase in Cannes.