Nominate UK talent for international promotion

We represent the UK as part of the European Film Promotion (EFP) network, supporting a variety of international showcase opportunities for UK films, actors, directors and producers.

Actor Michaela Coel, Shooting Star 2018.

How do we promote UK talent around the world?

The British Council represents the UK as part of European Film Promotion (EFP), a network of European promotion and export agencies, to promote and market European cinema - and the talent behind it - on the international stage.

What does this mean for you?

We take part in several major EFP projects each year designed to champion UK talent around the world. Depending on the programme, we work with industry specialists to nominate UK participants or invite people to nominate themselves.

Find out more about the programmes that we have supported in recent years. We will note which programmes are currently live so you can see how to become one of our UK nominees:

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  • EFP Producers on the Move

    Producers on the Move supports 20 up-and-coming producers to strengthen their industry networks at the Cannes Film Festival. Nominations for 2021 open in Spring.

  • The Changing Face of Europe at Hot Docs

    The Changing Face of Europe shares new European documentaries at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Nominations normally open in winter 2020.

  • Europe! Goes Busan

    Promoting European films and emerging talent to Asia's growing film industry and enthusiastic Korean audiences at the Busan Film Festival.

  • Shooting Stars, Berlin

    Shooting Stars champions the brightest and best European acting talent at the Berlin Film Festival. We will next be taking part in this programme in 2022.

  • EFP Future Frames

    Opportunities for emerging directors to attend the prestigious Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic each July. Nominations open in spring 2021.

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