Our Great 8 showcase champions eight new talents at Cannes Film Festival each year.

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Bring Them Down, the debut from Christopher Andrews, selected for GREAT 8 2024

The 2024 selection is revealed in an online showcase of previously unseen footage screening exclusively to buyers and festival programmers at the Cannes Marché.

Now in its seventh year, the 2024 GREAT 8 showcase is funded and produced by the BFI and the British Council, with support from the GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland campaign, BBC Film and Film4.

The films and filmmakers in this year’s GREAT 8 are:

  • Brides – director Nadia Fall, writer Suhayla El-Bushra
  • Bring Them Down – director/writer Christopher Andrews
  • The Fall of Sir Douglas Weatherford – director/writer Sean Dunn
  • On Falling – director/writer Laura Carreira
  • The Salt Path – director Marianne Elliott, writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz
  • Sunlight – director Nina Conti, writers Shenoah Allen, Nina Conti
  • Surviving Earth – director/writer ​​Thea Gajić
  • Witches – director/writer Elizabeth Sankey
You can read more about our GREAT 8 here:

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