Our work

We showcase UK film to international audiences, support new talent, celebrate digital innovation, and encourage international collaboration.

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Showcasing at festivals

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We work with a network of international film festivals to bring the best of UK film to international audiences including running the UK's Festival Selector Screenings programme.

We collect information on all new UK films in production to offer an up-to-date snapshot of contemporary UK talent in our UK film database.

We maintain an extensive list of international film festivals for filmmakers looking to plot their film's journey around the world.

Find a festival

Supporting new talent

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We work to support emerging UK talent through funding and travel opportunities, with programmes designed to create new international relationships.

Touring the best of UK film

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We tour themed programmes of UK film working with partners in the UK and internationally.

Celebrating digital innovation

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We use digital platforms to champion UK moving image, and we celebrate the new possibilities of games and creative technology for cultural exchange. Read about our flagship No Direct Flight programme in partnership with BFI and Nowness.

Global projects

We develop skills partnerships across all moving image fields, and our programmes use film to encourage exchange and dialogue, promote marginalised voices and explore cultural identity.

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Some of our key programmes include:

Five Films for Freedom

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We stage the world’s widest-reaching digital celebration of LGBTIQ+ themed film in March each year in partnership with BFI Flare, London's LGBTIQ+ Film Festival.

Find out about Five Films for Freedom

More Films for Freedom

We offer an annual programme in partnership with BFI NETWORK to commission three new short films from international teams developing LGBTIQ+ stories.

Find out about More Films for Freedom

Cámara Chica

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We work with with youth film organisation Into Film, on a global programme empowering young people to tell new stories through film.

Find out about Cámara Chica


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We work with the Scottish Documentary Institute on a global programme enabling international participants to tell stories about their lives through film.

Find out about Stories

Industry insights

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Our commissioned research helps shape cultural policy and supports partners in developing future international programmes.

Read some of our industry insights and research

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Apply for Short Film / VR Festival Travel Grants

We offer grants to help short filmmakers and VR makers travel to international festivals where their work is being screened.


View our range of international opportunities for filmmakers, creatives, professionals and organisations.