Whether you are a new or established filmmaker, festival programmer, actor or film enthusiast, our range of resources can offer support.

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Explore British Council film resources

The Short Film Toolkit

A major new free-to-access short film toolkit designed to help navigate your route into the film industry, and your film's journey out into the world.

UK film catalogues

Download our selection of the best UK films available each year.

Support organisations

Search for a snapshot of some of the UK’s key organisations that can provide funding, connect potential collaborators or help promote your work.

UK Shorts Portal

Are you a festival programmer, buyer, agent or distributor? Access the best of UK short films from our industry partners.

British Council film archive

Take a trip down memory lane with this rights-free collection of over 100 short documentaries about wartime Britain, made by us during the 1940s.

How to guides

Access valuable advice on how to navigate the UK film industry, promote your own film or festival and more.

Industry insights

Our research in film and the broader arts, helps shape cultural policy and supports partners to consider and develop international programmes.

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