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.
BBC Arabic Film and Documentary Festival “Aan Korb” is launched in partnership with the British Council and will take place in London from 31 October to 3 November, 2014 at the iconic BBC Radio Theatre.
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.