We're anticipating an exciting new year as Wendy Mitchell joins the Film team from her current position as Editor of Screen International. Having previously been Managing Editor of IndieWire, Assistant Editor at Rolling Stone, and Assoc. Editor at Time Inc, Wendy has also written for the New York Daily News, Time Out New York, Playboy, Glamour, Salon and Billboard, among many others. A huge fan of UK film, Wendy will be looking after our Festival Selector screenings programme - and working with international colleagues to produce a range of innovative programmes.
The UK is the focus country at this year's edition of the Durban International Film Festival, where director Destiny Ekharagha and screenwriter Bola Agbaje are presenting their debut feature, the Peckham-set Gone Too Far!
The UK is the country of honour at this year’s Bogotá Audiovisual Market (BAM). As a large industry delegation from the UK gears up for a trip to Colombia we turn our spotlight onto Isabel Davis, BFI’s Head of International who is making the trip.
As the UK's prestigious Sheffield Doc/Fest prepares to open its 2014 edition we grabbed Director Of Programming Hussain Currimbhoy for a moment in our Spotlight.
Heading to Cannes as the British Council's nominee for European Film Promotion's Producers on The Move programme, Tristan Goligher is one of the UK's most promising new talents.
George MacKay - one of the UK's finest young actors - had quite a 2013 with hugely acclaimed lead performances in three major features released within days of each other. 2014 looks like it's starting the same way - but this time he's adding theatre and awards shows to his repertoire, not least as one of the 2014 EE BAFTA Rising Stars. As he also steps into the limelight as British Council's own nominated Shooting Star at Berlinale this week, George takes a moment to reflect on the films that have mattered to him most.