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A truly international Sheffield DocFest

We're off to Sheffield DocFest to help make international connections happen

Hoard/Sky Peals take over Venice Critics' Week

Catherine Bray, our Snr Festival Consultant, celebrates the UK films taking over Venice Critics' Week 2023

Toby Parker Rees heads to RespectAbility

A diverse, disability-led festival that works to change in how society views and values people with disabilities

On The Ground: Catherine Bray checks out the UK films at Karlovy Vary 2023

Having hosted selector screenings for the Festival in London earlier this year, our Fest Consultant heads for Karlovy Vary to see the UK work on show

An Irish Goodbye turns heads at the Oscars

Ross White and Tom Berkeley carry home the top prize

In focus: The British Council film archive collection looks back on who we were

Sarah Cole, Creative Archivist at Time/Image, the mastermind behind digitising the British Council film archive collection, explores the common themes of a united nation.

In focus: What’s great about UK short films?

BFI National Archive curator Dylan Cave looks at the UK's short filmmaking expertise, past and present.

In focus: UK Film not in the English language

The creators of a new development award for UK films in languages other than English tell us about some of the films that kickstarted the search.

In focus: A renaissance for UK documentary

We regularly work with festival programmers to uncover and showcase some of the most exciting new work being made by UK talent. Here, two industry experts offer their thoughts on the art of documentary in the UK.

In focus: Putting UK animation on the map

What's next for UK animation? We spoke to three industry experts to find out.

On the ground: Tega Okiti at FESPACO

Tega Okiti reports on her trip to mark 50 years of the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou.

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