Fiesta! Follow our festival adventures
Michaela Coel at the EFP Shooting Stars press presentation in Berlin
20th March 2018
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.
As the industry starts speculating about which hot new titles may or may not be unveiled at Cannes this year, we’ve been having a busy time hosting screenings for the selectors from all three sections of the festival in order to help them make their choices. Each year we are delighted to welcome the teams from every top international film festival to scout new British features. You can make sure your film is included in that selection by joining our mailing list and we’ll send you alerts as each programme team confirms their visit. Full details here.
You can also catch up with our annual UK Shorts catalogue – a roundup of all the best British short films, ideal for programmers looking for UK content or filmmakers exploring the UK shorts territory. Look out also for a new annual UK Documentary catalogue coming in the next month.
Meanwhile we’ve seen a big UK presence at the spring film festivals so far this year:
- Rotterdam included a whopping 43 UK productions and co-pros in its line-up and we were delighted to provide Travel Grants for many of the short filmmakers attending from our joint British Council/BFI fund;
- Clermont Ferrand, the world’s biggest short film festival included a bumper crop of UK films as always, and we were there to support the filmmakers and host a buyers and programmers lunch in order to make sure our new talent is firmly on the radar of the international community;
- Members of the team are in Copenhagen for CPH: DOX this week, alongside UK filmmakers including celebrated documentary champion Kim Longinotto, Grierson Award-winning short filmmaker Charlie Lyne, and God’s Own Country director Francis Lee, as the toast of a British Embassy reception to celebrate UK film;
- Finally, we were thrilled to accompany Michaela Coel to Berlin as our nominated UK ‘Shooting Star’ – a European Film Promotion (EFP) programme which showcases ten up-and-coming European actors on the Berlinale main stage – and to enable 23 new UK voices to take part in the prestigious Berlinale Talents programme and spend a week getting to know 300 peers from around the globe.