About

We celebrate the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of UK film around the world. We also offer international opportunities to UK film professionals, and broker creative relationships between UK filmmakers and their international counterparts.

Boys learning how to use film equipment on a beach in Cuba

Camara Chica, a project in Cuba developing young people’s skills through filmmaking. © British Council

Showcasing at festivals

We bring the best of UK film to international audiences through a network of international film festival partnerships. By collecting information on all new UK films in production, we provide an up-to-date snapshot of contemporary UK film talent.

Supporting new talent

Our opportunities and travel grants help new UK filmmakers reach audiences, and share and discover knowledge, innovation and good practice with international peers.

Touring the best of UK film

Working with partners internationally, we tour themed programmes of UK film around the world.

Celebrating digital innovation

We use digital platforms to champion UK film, and celebrate the new possibilities of games and creative technology.

Global projects

Developing international training and skills partnerships across all moving image fields, our programmes use film to encourage exchange and dialogue, promote marginalised voices and explore cultural identity.

Industry insights

Our commissioned research helps shape cultural policy and supports partners in developing future international programmes.