Submit your feature film to festival selectors

Charlotte Wells' Aftersun seeing major success on the international festival circuit in 2022

Get your feature film in front of the world's premier film festival selectors.

After major disruption to the world's festival calendar due to the pandemic, our festival selector screenings programme has now finally restarted in a physical form with most of our partner festivals planning on joining us in London during 2022.

Festival selector screenings

We can help you screen your feature film to selectors from the world's major international film festivals and markets.

Our unique selector screenings which take place throughout the year in London, give all UK films direct access to festival decision-makers, and the chance of being programmed at major international events including:

  • Sundance
  • Rotterdam
  • Berlin
  • Cannes, Official Competition / Un Certain Regard
  • Cannes, Directors' Fortnight
  • Cannes, Critics' Week
  • Karlovy Vary
  • Locarno
  • Venice
  • Tallinn
  • Toronto
  • Busan
  • San Sebastian
  • Zurich

Eligibility

How to submit your film for a selector screening

Selector screenings are organised in collaboration with individual festivals throughout each year. Send an email to Films@britishcouncil.org to join our mailing list and receive selector screening updates and find out when registration for each selector screening opens.

Have a look at our FAQs to understand how our Selector Screenings work:

For most festivals a fee is required to cover screening costs - this replaces the cost of submitting via the festival's open selections process (ie. you will not need to pay twice).

  • For films without a sales company - £75+VAT
  • For films with a sales company - £125+VAT
  • If for any reason we are unable to screen your film to the selectors, your fee will be refunded.

If you sign up to the selector screenings mailing list, we will send you updates until further notice. You may unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe link in the email. We will process your personal information based on your consent.

Data protection

The British Council complies with data protection law in the UK and equivalent laws in other countries.

You can ask for a copy of the information we hold on you and make us correct any inaccuracies. If you have concerns about how we have used your personal information, you have the right to complain to a privacy regulator.

You can find out more on the privacy section of our website or contact your local British Council office. We will keep your information for up to seven years from sign-up.

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