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.

Michaela Coel standing on stage at the 2018 Shooting Stars ceremony

How do we promote UK talent as part of Europe, 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 support and how to become one of our UK nominees:

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  • 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 open in January 2020.

  • Future Frames

    Highlights emerging directors fresh out of film school, at the prestigious Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic each July. Nominations open in spring 2020.

  • Europe! Voices of Women in Film

    Europe! Voices of Women in Film celebrates emerging UK female talent at the Sydney Film Festival. Nominations open in spring 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. Nominations for 2021 open next autumn.

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