Showcasing at festivals
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.
Supporting new talent
Touring the best of UK film
We tour programmes of UK film through our colleagues in over 100 countries, working with UK partners ranging from BAFTA-nominated short film; Grierson-nominated documentaries; and themed programmes including Doc Society's Climate Stories Playlist.
Celebrating digital innovation
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.
Some of our key global projects
We work with the Scottish Documentary Institute on a global programme enabling international participants to tell stories about their lives through film.
We work with with youth film organisation Into Film, on a global programme empowering young people to tell new stories through film.
Five Films for Freedom
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.
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.
We partner BFI, BBC FILM and Film4 on an annual showcase of 8 of the UK’s most exciting 1st and 2nd-time filmmakers to international distributors and festival programmers in the run-up to the Cannes Marché.
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Apply for a Short / Feature Film / XR Festival Travel Grant
We offer grants to help short and feature filmmakers / XR creatives travel to international festivals and showcases where their work is being screened.
View our range of international opportunities for filmmakers, creatives, professionals and organisations.
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