As the global film industry packs its factor 50 sunscreen/wellington boots* (*delete as the week’s weather forecast crystallises), British Council’s Film team will be leading the charge to support the UK talent making its way to the world’s biggest, brashest and busiest film festival. Follow the team - Briony Hanson, Will Massa and Rachel Robey - for insights, views, tips and entertainment gleaned from our prime spot in those early morning ticket queues through our daytime business and on to midnight screenings.
In a partnership with Birds Eye View Film Festival as it celebrates Arab Women Filmmakers in London for the first time, we're thrilled to be welcoming a delegation of 20 women filmmakers and film professionals from across the Middle East to join us and meet UK audiences
We have just had the privilege of taking a delegation of 10 UK film industry leaders to Moscow for an info-gathering visit arranged by our expert Russian colleagues.
We're delighted to be partnering with innovative schools organisation FILMCLUB to bring the best UK Short Films to school children in the UK and around the world for the first time
We're delighted to offer a selection of the best UK shorts, nominated for a 2013 BAFTA, to both UK and international audiences.
With support from the British Council Travel Grant Fund, run in partnership with the BFI, producer Producer Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly visited the 85th Academy Awards where her National Film & Television School short was nominated for Best Animated Short Film. She blogs on her Oscar 'whirlwind' here.
We’ve just concluded another successful partnership with Berlin’s international Film Festival, focussing much of our attention on up-and-coming UK talent.
We're fresh back from Clermont Ferrand where, in partnership with the BFI and 13 other key UK organisations working with shorts, British Council Film hosted the UK Film Market stand at the International Short Film Festival. We were thrilled to return to the world's biggest shorts market to help promote the best new UK work and support the 14 UK filmmakers playing at the festival. We also worked with the festival to identify two producers (one observing, one participating) who we supported to attend the annual Euro Connections co-production forum.
Always a significant part of our programme, our shorts activity has taken a giant leap forward this year and includes the launch of three new films designed to help you get your short seen.
It’s been a busy winter for the British Council’s Film team who have been out and about working on a vast range of projects alongside colleagues around the world.