In April 2014 British Council supported over 20 women filmmakers from across the globe to come to London and participate in Birds Eye View's Filmonomics initiative. In December BEV delivered some follow-up training for the eight Caribbean participants from the original programme. Toni Blackford, one of two participants selected from Jamaica, reflects on her experiences.
Tickets are now available for the Aan Korb Arabic Film Festival. The festival, created by the British Council and BBC Arabic, will be hosted in the BBC's iconic Radio Theatre from 31 October - 4 November 2014.
We've been working with our colleagues in Vietnam on UK Film Week, an annual celebration, this year focused on films from Scotland.
We have two tickets to Sean Gulette’s fantastic Moroccan punk movie Traitors to give away!
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Fancy joining British Council's Film team for a year? As Rachel Robey heads off on maternity leave, we are looking for an energetic and creative film professional to join us for a year.
British Council is pleased to be managing the UK Call for Projects for the Clermont-Ferrand European Short Film Co-production Forum 2015, which takes place each year at Euro Connections within the festival's Short Film Market.
North Korea festival screens four British films.
There’s no arguing: OIAF presents world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation — and transforms Ottawa into the centre of the animation universe.
British Council and BFI partner Sarajevo Film Festival to make UK this year's CineLink Partner Country
British Council led the largest ever film delegation to the Bogotá Audiovisual Market (BAM) in July, where the UK was being honoured as guest country for 2014. Emerging producer James Cotton, participating in the new talent-focused 'Bammers' section of the market, reflects on his trip to Colombia
View From Here, a new interactive exhibition exploring the British Council Film Collection, kicks off from Monday 4 August. Featuring archive films from the 1940s, a wealth of background information and the premiere of three newly-commissioned short films - keep reading to find out how to WIN an invite to our exclusive Private View.
In the 1940s, here at the British Council we made a unique Collection of short documentary films in order to tell a story about Britain then. This summer, we want you to use those films to tell us another story about Britain now.
Despite difficult circumstances, Odessa's film festival will be a celebratory affair this week - and includes a line up of UK greats.
Our Film Collection gives an extraordinary snapshot of wartime Britain. Archivist Sarah Cole had a fascinating chance to revisit that time on a trip to the village of Lavenham - the setting for Collection film 'Lowland Village' - where she compared then and now and discovered the back story of the film.
The 4th Beijing International Film Festival runs from 15 – 24 April and the British Council has been working with the BFI to ensure a stronger than ever UK presence.
Last year, Will Massa,our Film team's Senior Programme Manager, led a training project in Cuba, designed to train staff in community centres in the techniques needed to introduce children to filmmaking. This month, he's been back to see what happened to the young filmmakers - and he's been thrilled with what he's found.
We’re delighted to be working with BBC ARTS on Art Screen, an exciting new festival dedicated to the arts documentary which runs for 4 days from Thursday 10 April at venues in Glasgow.
We’re delighted to be working with BFI Flare, London’s LGBT Film Festival, which runs for 10 days from Thursday 10 March, at venues across London.
The finalists from British Council Yemen's ‘Zoom!’ filmmaking competition for young filmmakers, have just returned from Rabat, Morocco, where they've been undertaking a week long filmmaking boot camp under the watchful eye of some expert trainers.
We're delighted to launch our brand new UK Shorts Portal, an online screening platform designed to showcase the best new work from across the UK, exclusively for short film professionals.
UK short film The Voorman Problem, directed by Mark Gill and produced by Baldwin Li, was nominated for 'Best Live Action Short Film' at the 2014 Academy Awards. Despite not walking away with the statuette, the Manchester duo made the most of their LA experience. Read producer Baldwin Li's blog and watch their video interviews below.
As the 64th Berlinale opens its doors for business we look forward to seeing a full UK showcase on display for the eyes of the world.