About the Directory

British Council Film’s British Films Directory is an extensive searchable database of new British films


Lynne Ramsay's YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (UK coproduction) had its world premiere In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2017. The film won awards for Best Screenplay (Lynne Ramsay) and Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix)

The British Films Directory contains a continuously expanding record of UK features, shorts, documentaries and animation. Its archive of British films extends back to 1998.

Each entry contains a brief synopsis, along with information on the sales agent, production company, cast and crew.

Films In Production
A separate section which lists British feature films in progress either in pre-production, production, or post-production, prior to their inclusion in the British Films Directory. It also lists a film's director, producers, screenwriter, cast, sales agent and production status.

If you would like to enter your film into the Directory - either while it is in production or if it is already complete - you can suggest a new film.

Let us know if you have any updates or spot any amendments you'd like us to make to entries in the British Films Directory by mailing us at: Films@britishcouncil.org

Britfilms Catalogue
Each year, we also choose a selection of films from the British Films Directory to form the Britfilms Catalogue. The Catalogue is compiled and released as a printable PDF, and intended particularly to assist Festival programmers, film buyers, filmmakers, students and historians. The Britfilms Catalogue is selected to represent the wide range of British Films made each year.

We also compile additional Catalogues at various points throughout the year in order to highlight UK films that have been selected for major international film festivals (including Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Toronto and BFI London Film Festival).