Jeanie Finlay was in New York last week to unveil her latest film, Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, at the Tribeca Film Festival. Here she describes how it happened - and shares some great photos - scroll through the images above by clicking the arrow.
British Council is unveiling Script Junction, a new screenwriting initiative to connect UK and Nigerian writers.
The British Council is planning an ambitious cultural programme connecting the UK and Nigeria that will run in 2015 and 2016. And we’re hoping to get more film organisations involved…keep reading for details.
London-based producer Sarah Sulick went to SXSW in Austin, Texas, this week with Rebecca Johnson's Honeytrap. In the second of two blogs from the festival, Sarah discovers the ten things that happen in SXSW which would never happen in Cannes
As BFI Flare, London's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Film Festival, screened for the capital's viewers this week, we staged an ambitious programme to make five of the Festival's films available free for everyone everywhere.
Every year at the Clermont-Ferrand short film festival filmmakers come from all over Europe to pitch for funding for their short film projects. Lucy Brydon, writer/director of 'Sick(er)' was selected to represent the UK
London-based producer Sarah Sulick arrives at SXSW in Austin, Texas, with Rebecca Johnson's Honeytrap. In her first blog from the festival, Sarah reports from the Filmmaker Lunch, where she spots Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater.
Film journalist, curator and academic Ian Haydn Smith writes about the experience of working with the British Council's programme to bring HItchcock's early films to several cities in Morocco, and discussing the master's work with local students.
2015 is the year of ‘Mexico in the UK and the UK in Mexico’, an interlinked year of cultural exchange. As part of the film programme British Council and national Mexican film body IMCINE are working with Sheffield Doc/Fest, Docs DF and Ambulante to deliver a two-stage feature documentary training and mentorship programme.
Yasmin Fedda’s Queens of Syria had its UK premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival this weekend, playing to a sold-out crowd at the Glasgow Film Theatre.
A new partnership between British Council, Into Film, BBC and BFI, is giving UK children unique access to a treasure trove of British-made archive documentaries for use in a brand new creative project.
The consensus from audiences and critics alike is that both Paddington and Shaun the Sheep Movie offer a great time at the movies - but what is less obvious is that each has something very different to say about British identity. Film journalist, academic and curator, Ian Haydn Smith, finds much to celebrate in both hit films.
It was double honours for British film in the main Competition at the 2015 Berlinale, as Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay each won a Silver Bear (for best actress and best actor, respectively) for their performances in Andrew Haigh's 45 Years.
Palestinian filmmaking brothers Muayad and Rami Alayan presented the world premiere of their debut feature Love, Theft and Other Entanglements in the Berlinale's Panorama section this week. The film was developed at a British Council-backed workshop in Ramallah.
Maisie Williams has been the toast of Berlin Film Festival this week, attending as the UK’s 2015 representative in European Film Promotion’s Shooting Stars.
Edward Lawrenson and Pia Borg attended the Sundance Film Festival to present their short film Abandoned Goods. Ed is also sharing his Sundance diary, and in this final instalment he reports from the winners' ceremony and on meeting one of his heroes, Ross McElwee.
Edward Lawrenson and Pia Borg are at the Sundance Film Festival this week to present their short film Abandoned Goods. Ed is also sharing his Sundance diary, and in this sixth instalment he talks to his film's producers, Kate Ogborn and Lisa Marie Russo, about their Sundance advice and favourite films.
Edward Lawrenson and Pia Borg are at the Sundance Film Festival this week to present their short film Abandoned Goods. Ed is also sharing his Sundance diary, and in this fifth instalment he talks to one of Sundance's Short Film Programmers about the uber-competitive selection process and connections that can be made at the festival.
Edward Lawrenson and Pia Borg are at the Sundance Film Festival this week to present their short film Abandoned Goods. Ed is also sharing his Sundance diary, and in this fourth instalment he writes about the experience of an early-morning live TV interview, a packed screening in Salt Lake City, a welcoming British brunch, and the shorts awards party.
It’s a strong year for British Film at the 2015 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Indeed, the festival’s well-received opening night selection was Tom Harper’s War Book.
Edward Lawrenson and Pia Borg are at the Sundance Film Festival this week to present their short film Abandoned Goods. Ed is also sharing his Sundance diary, and this third instalment is about the exciting and nervewracking experience of the film's Sundance premiere.
Edward Lawrenson and Pia Borg are at the Sundance Film Festival this week to present their short film Abandoned Goods. Ed is also sharing his Sundance diary, and this second instalment is about waking up to an impressive landscape, getting a warm welcome (not to mention new shoes) from the festival, and coping with jetlag.
Later this week, Abandoned Goods, a film Pia Borg and Edward Lawrenson co-directed, will screen at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Ed and Pia will be there to support the screening, thanks in part to the British Council’s Short Film Travel Grant Fund. Ed is also sharing his Sundance diary, starting with this first instalment about how they have prepared for the festival.