British talent at the Berlin Film Festival
Michaela Coel in Been So Long
8th February 2018
It’s another busy Berlinale for the Brits, with film screenings, market meetings and some time for celebration, too.
We’re thrilled that actress/writer Michaela Coel (whose credits include Chewing Gum, Black Mirror and the forthcoming feature musical Been So Long), will be representing the UK as one of European Film Promotion’s Shooting Stars in Berlin.
Watch a taster of Michaela's work:
The UK films and co-productions selected for Berlinale 2018 are:
Circle (UK/India/Canada), Jayisha Patel
Download our PDF catalogue to read details about all the films.
Many of these films were selected after British Council welcomed three Berlinale programmers to London in November for our selector screenings programme.
British Council is proud to be a partner in the UK Film Centre, stand 39 at the European Film Market’s Martin Gropius Bau. The stand is organised by Film Export UK and this year the partners include the BFI, British Council, British Film Commission (BFC), Creative Scotland, Film London and Northern Ireland Screen. Find out more at weareukfilm.com.
Of course, sales activity is another crucial part of British presence in Berlin, as dozens of UK-based film sales companies will be selling the next wave of buzzy titles.
British Council Film, working with the BFI, has supported a number of short filmmakers to go to Berlin via our Short Film Travel Grant Fund. We will also be partnering on a networking reception for international short film programmers.
British Council Film is a founding partner of Berlinale Talents and we’re proud to support the 22 UK participants headed to Berlin this year:
Shalini Adnani, production designer/art director
Ahmed Al Daradji, director
Manon Ardisson, producer
Chiara Armentano, editor
Michal Babinec, cinematographer
Prano Bailey-Bond, director
Fiona Brands, editor
Grba Singh Marko, director
Rebecca Dale, composer
Enos Desjardins, sound designer
Grant Gulczynski, director
James Heath, producer
Laura Hypponen, director
Ella Jones-Keller, director
Charlie Lyne, director
Zadoc Nava, director
Georgia Oakley, director
Rebecca Peniston-Bird, director
Maria Pirkkalainen, distributor
Mihaela Popescu, director
Harry Silverlock, distributor
British Council Germany will also host two of the Berlinale Talents, Georgia Oakley and Manon Ardisson, to conduct an exclusive workshop for filmmakers that will focus on technical aspects of directing and producing. There will also be two film screenings followed by a Q&A and an opportunity to meet these two Talents.