We are aiming to increase connections between the UK creative sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa and to expand knowledge of contemporary African art in the UK.
Global Short Docs Forum is a unique initiative connecting short doc filmmakers with digital platforms; the next edition is open for applications now.
UK filmmakers will be out in force at IDFA which opens 14 November; this year's edition is screening 23 feature-length and shortform, immersive and live performance pieces across the programme, from the Masters and Best of Fests strands to the various competitive sections.
We’re fastening our seatbelts in London today as the London Film Festival gets ready to open its doors for the 62nd time later tonight - and British Council’s Film team will be getting involved across the programme.
Seven UK/UK co-productions screen at this year’s Busan International Film Festival, Korea (4 - 13 October 2017), including Pawel Pawlioski’s Cold War and UK/Mongolia co-production They Sing Up on the Hlll, which is receiving its international premiere.
British Council Film is delighted to be supporting this year’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol, 25 to 30 September 2018 – one of the most important dates in the international short and animation film calendar.
More than 30 British films are headed for the prestigious and popular Toronto International Film Festival 2018 – you can download a TIFF catalogue detailing them all below.
Apply now for the next Euro Connection short film pitching programme at Clermont-Ferrand.
We made Five short films with LGBTQ+ themes available to watch online for free across the globe earlier this year – and more than 6 million people took the time to watch.
At this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival – its 72nd edition – we are proud to continue the British Council’s support of the McLaren Award for Best British Animation.
A strong UK talent contingent is heading to Annecy this year – one of the biggest events in the animation calendar.
The British Council will be on panels, supporting our international delegates and, of course, watching films at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018.
Director Sinéad O’Shea represents the UK and Ireland at European Film Promotion's showcase of female filmmaking.
British Council Film's Wendy Mitchell chaired a discussion about how short filmmakers can make the most of the international festival circuit.
The British Council is readying for a busy Cannes Film Festival 2018.
Ten outstanding European documentaries have been selected for The Changing Face of Europe, a new collaboration between European Film Promotion and Hot Docs.
The British Council is aiming to increase connections between the UK cultural sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa.
We've made five short films with LGBTQ+ themes available for the world to watch online for free
From Berlin to Rotterdam to Cannes – find out where we've been, where we're going, and how to get your film seen by festival programmers.
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Copenhagen's documentary festival (15-25 March) features an impressive array of British filmmaking and musical talent.
It’s another busy Berlinale for the Brits, with film screenings, market meetings and some time for celebration, too.
This year’s BAFTA-nominated British short films are going global.
We are delighted to be partnering One World Media in an exciting new initiative connecting international filmmakers of documentary shorts with digital platforms – the Global Shorts Doc Forum.
The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will host a bevy of British titles during its 2018 edition, which runs 24 Jan-4 Feb.
The festival, which last year played the same film simultaneously in six Western Balkan cities, is returning to the region with an expanded programme.
We're delighted to be opening the 2018 London Short Film Festival industry programme with a networking session over afternoon tea on Saturday 13 January.
Sundance 2018 will welcome a large British contingent, with the festival presenting a huge crop of British productions and co-productions.