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UK FILM represents the UK Film industry national and regional agencies at key international festivals and markets including Berlin, Cannes, Toronto and AFM. Our aim is to help make international connections and provide clear information about our great locations, services, talent and films.

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The UK films database - a continuously expanding collection of over 10,000 features, shorts, documentaries and animation, maintained by the British Council, is a record of all UK produced and co-produced films completed since 1998.

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Festivals and Markets

Berlinale 2023

The We Are UK Film EFM stand was based in the Gropius Bau stand 38 from 16-22 February 2023. As...

Toronto 2022

Thank you for visiting us at TIFF 2022

Cannes 2022

We were delighted to welcome so many of you to the UK Pavilion 118 in the International Village Riviera in...

Berlinale 2022

Cannes 2021

Thank you for joining us for our virtual presence at this year’s hybrid festival, with an online UK Pavilion at...

Berlinale 2021


AFM 2020

Toronto 2020

Toronto 2021

Cannes 2020

Berlinale 2020

AFM 2019

BFI London Film Festival 2019

Toronto 2019

Cannes 2019

The UK Film Centre was in Cannes 14 - 23 May at Pavilion 116 in the International Village Riviera. We...

Filmart 2019

​The UK Film Centre was at Filmart from Monday 18 March - Thursday 21 March at Stand 1C-F20 Exhibition Hall...

Berlin 2019

The UK Film Centre was at the 69th Berlinale from Thursday 7 until 14 February at Stand 36, European Film...

AFM 2018

The UK Film Centre was in Santa Monica from 31 October until 7 November, based on the 7th floor of...

Toronto 2018

The UK Film Centre was in Toronto for TIFF 2018 showcasing UK films and co-productions, providing meeting spaces and acting...

Cannes Film Festival 2018

The UK Film Centre was open in Cannes from Tuesday 8th May until Thursday 17th at Pavilion 117 in the...

Filmart 2018

The UK Film Centre was in Hong Kong for Filmart between Wednesday 21 March until Thursday 22 March.

Berlin 2018

The UK Film Centre was at the 68th Berlinale for the European Film Market from Thursday 15 February until Wednesday...

AFM 2017

The UK Film Centre was in Santa Monica for AFM 2017 from 1st November until 8th November.

Toronto 2017

The UK Film Centre was in Toronto from the 7 – 14 September, based in the Industry Delegate Centre at...

Cannes Film Festival 2017

The UK Film Centre was in Cannes from the 17th - 26th May. There were successes for two UK films...

Filmart 2017

The UK Film Centre was in Hong Kong for Filmart from the 13th - 16th March.

Berlin 2017

The UK FILM Centre was in Berlin from the 9th until the 16th February for the 67th Berlinale and European...

AFM 2016

The UK Film Centre was in Santa Monica for AFM 2016 from 2nd November until 9th November.

Toronto 2016

The UK Film Centre was at Toronto for TIFF 2016 between the 8th - 15th September, based at Industry Delegate...

Cannes Film Festival 2016

The UK Film Centre returned to the Cannes Film Festival from 11 - 20 May 2016, at Pavilion 119 of...

Berlin 2016

The Berlin Film Festival took place from 5-15 February 2016. Who's Gonna Love Me Now from Tomer and Barak Heymann...

Cannes Film Festival 2015

The Cannes Film Festival took place from 13-24 May 2015. Yorgos Lanthimos's The Lobster took home the Jury Prize and...

Discussions, Panels and Talks

Event Videos

View our Talent Talks with filmmakers in Competition, practical panels on finance and festivals and topical discussions....

Aftersun Talent Talk

Hear writer/director Charlotte Wells on her award-winning debut Aftersun, starring Paul Mescal, which debuted at Cannes 2022 in… Read more

Enys Men Talent Talk

We talked with writer, director, editor and cinematographer Mark Jenkin about his second feature Enys Men, which premiered… Read more

Scale Talent Talk

Director Joseph Pierce and the production team talk about co-pro short animation, Scale, in which driving along the… Read more

Co-producing with the UK - UK Global Screen Fund

The UK Global Screen Fund, recently renewed for three years, has already supported 11 international co-productions, bringing new… Read more

Passport to Europe (in association with Screen International)

As the UK settles into a new post-EU relationship with our closest neighbours, what are the opportunities and… Read more

Insights into Changing Markets

Producers and funders across English-speaking territories discuss the challenges of adapting to the changing face of a streamer-led… Read more

Sparking an Idea - accessing IP

How do producers and writers go about sourcing and adapting original ideas to turn them into films? We… Read more

Ambition and Beyond: UK Shorts Focus

Award-winning filmmakers share their experiences in creating distinctive short form work that has found its home firmly on… Read more

Not Lost in Translation

Nurturing projects and building networks across borders - European Scriptwriters/script editors and directors of international development labs discuss… Read more

Just Another Diversity Scheme?

Hear from industry representatives on how they are successfully working to diversify the film industry. Sharing insights into… Read more

Cannes Do's and Don'ts 2022

A panel of international festival experts offer their advice and experience on pacing yourself for 10 days on… Read more

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic 2021 UK Focus: How does collaboration really work?

Watch the UK Focus panel discussion which took place at the 20th Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event in November… Read more

Camille Griffin Talent Talk (Silent Night)

Keira Knightley and Lily-Rose Depp star in Camille Griffin’s feature directorial debut, about a family’s eventful Christmas dinner… Read more

Harry Wootliff Talent Talk (True Things)

Director Harry Wootliff tells us about the making of her second feature True Things, in which a woman’s… Read more

Rob Savage Talent Talk (Dashcam)

Filmmaker Rob Savage's latest film Dashcam receives its World Premiere at TIFF 2021, and he tells us what… Read more

Clio Barnard Talent Talk (Ali & Ava)

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Award-winning director Clio Barnard shares behind-the-scenes insights into the making of her new feature Ali & Ava, set… Read more

Terence Davies Talent Talk (Benediction)

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In this insightful conversation, acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies shares stories on his moving new film Benediction, a biopic… Read more

Will Sharpe Talent Talk (The Electrical Life of Louis Wain)

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Co-writer and director Will Sharpe (Flowers) tells us how this visually imaginative period biopic of artist Louis Wain… Read more

Ruth Paxton and Leonora Darby Talent Talk (A Banquet)

Hear from director Ruth Paxton and producer Leonora Darby on the making of A Banquet, from locations to… Read more

Tracy O'Riordan Talent Talk (Ali & Ava)

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Producer Tracy O’Riordan takes us into the world of writer/director Clio Barnard’s Directors’ Fortnight film ALI & AVA… Read more

Mark Cousins Talent Talk (The Storms of Jeremy Thomas)

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Mark Cousins offers fascinating behind-the-scenes insights into the making of his documentary THE STORMS OF JEREMY THOMAS… Read more

Eva Husson and Elizabeth Karlsen Talent Talk (Mothering Sunday)

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Join Director Eva Husson and producer Elizabeth Karlsen to hear about the making of MOTHERING SUNDAY. The film… Read more

Kat Mansoor Talent Talk (Cow)

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Delve into the world of Andrea Arnold’s latest film COW, with producer Kat Mansoor. COW is in… Read more

Build Your Network and Boost Your Career

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We talk to experts across different roles in film production about how they broke into the film industry… Read more

Fighting back on Bullying and Harassment

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Fighting back on Bullying and Harassment We’ve all heard the horror stories about bullying and harassment in the… Read more

Sustainability in Action

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Sustainability in Action Moving beyond talk of why film production should be sustainable, experts will discuss specific examples… Read more

Mark Cousins Talent Talk (The Story of Film: A New Generation)

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Mark Cousins Talent Talk (The Story of Film: A New Generation) TALENT TALK: Acclaimed filmmaker Mark Cousins joins… Read more

Introducing the UK Global Screen Fund

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Introducing the UK Global Screen Fund The UK’s new Global Screen Fund is a ÂŁ7m fund to support… Read more

FOCUS DIGITAL 15-17th December 2020

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This year for the first time, We Are UK Film will have a presence at Focus, the meeting… Read more

Keep Calm and Carry on Filming

Keep Calm and Carry on Filming in association with the BFI

As the UK industry continues to be impacted by Covid and Brexit, the session will examine how film… Read more

Back to our Future: restarting UK production

(in association with the British Film Commission)

In response to the almost complete shut-down in screen sector activity globally caused by COVID-19, immediate steps were… Read more

Get your short film seen in 2020's brave new world

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How can short filmmakers still take advantage of online festivals and platforms? Which platforms are releasing shorts? How… Read more

Co-production in COVID-19 times and beyond

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How can co-productions move ahead in the unprecedented times of Covid-19? Co-production markets and festivals are moving online… Read more

Fresh ideas for reaching audiences

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Distributors and exhibitors around the globe are having to think outside the box to reach audiences this year… Read more

Talent Talk: Wounds

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Writer/director Babak Anvari comes to the Centre with producers Lucan Toh and Christopher Kopp to discuss Directors' Fortnight… Read more

Blockchain in Action

Meet the companies transforming the industry

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Blockchain in Action: Meet the companies transforming the industry Blockchain isn’t just a buzzword anymore. Exciting new businesses… Read more

Talent Talk: Little Joe

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Writer/Director Jessica Hausner, co-writer Geraldine Bajard and producers Gerardine O'Flynn and Bertrand Faivre join us to discuss Competition… Read more

Inclusive crew

Why we need more inclusive crew

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Why we need more inclusive crew How can the film industry foster a more inclusive workforce across the… Read more

Making the most of your UK shoot

in association with the British Film Commission

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Making the most of your UK shoot (in association with the British Film Commission) Production in the UK… Read more

Deep Impact

How films can effect social change

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Deep impact: How films can effect social change Documentaries and fiction films can both inspire and engage audiences… Read more

Beyond Brexit

Sustaining creative collaborations

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Beyond Brexit: Sustaining creative collaborations No matter the date or decision about Brexit, the UK film industry will… Read more

Talent Talk: Diego Maradona

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Director Asif Kapadia joined producers James Gay-Rees and Paul Martin to discuss out of competition title Diego Maradona… Read more

Behind the Scenes with the Broadcasters

The outlook from Film4 and BBC Films

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Behind the Scenes with the Broadcasters: The outlook from Film4 and BBC Films Responding to recent global shifts… Read more

The Frontline of Producing

Experts reveal their lessons learned

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The Frontline of Producing: Experts reveal their lessons learned Top producers tell us about their highs and lows… Read more

Brave New Worlds

Creating and finding audiences for immersive and interactive content

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Brave new worlds: Creating and finding audiences for immersive and interactive content With VR and AR offering exciting… Read more

Talent Labs

in association with the British Council

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How international talent labs can help boost your career (in association with British Council) There are hundreds of… Read more

Talent Talk: Sorry We Missed You

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Director Ken Loach, producer Rebecca O’Brien and screenwriter Paul Laverty join us in the Centre to talk competition… Read more

Talent Talk: Whitney

Oscar and BAFTA-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (Marley), two-time Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar… Read more

Maximising International Incentives

Broaden your horizons and expand your budget

(In association with the British Film Commission) International producers are increasingly choosing the UK and Europe for world-class… Read more

How to Budget the Inclusion Rider

We heard it first at the Oscars, but is it now a reality?

If A-list talent build inclusion into their riders, can it really create a representative and inclusive industry? An… Read more

Changing Role of Agents

International agents on packaging projects and working with ta

(In association with Screen International) Increasingly central to brokering financing deals as well as repping talent, international agents… Read more

A World of Talent (in association with Screen International)

Agents representing new and established names from around the world will reveal how the business works in their… Read more

Blockchain 101

What is Blockchain and can it revolutionise film financing?

What is Blockchain, why everyone is talking about it and will it revolutionise film financing and distribution? Hear… Read more

The New Dealmakers

How are international companies successfully adapting to a changing marketplace.

Traditional financing models are disappearing, but with audiences hungry for content on screens of all sizes, the smart… Read more

Brexit Update

Leaving the EU but staying in Europe

Although the full impact of the UK exiting the EU is unclear, the UK film sector is committed… Read more

Small Films, Big Impact

How Short Filmmakers can make the most of the International Festival Circuit

(In association with the British Council) Experienced producers and directors are joined by an international shorts programmer and… Read more

Hunt for the younger people

How to capture the 16-30 year-old audience

International distribution and marketing experts Ed Caffrey, head of acquisitions at Vertigo Releasing, Wei Han, CEO of Bliss… Read more

The Practical guide to closing your film

For UK and non-UK producers alike, moving from your first national film to a multi-party co-production can be… Read more

Talent Talk: I Am Not A Witch

Producers Juliette Grandmont and Emily Morgan revealed how they made Rungano Nyoni's debut feature as a France-UK-Zambia co-production… Read more

Beyond 25% Maximising the UK Tax Relief

Tristan Goligher (producer, Lean On Pete), Matthew Metcalfe (producer, 6 Days) and Balázs Zachar, head of business affairs… Read more

Talent Talk: Sea Sorrow

Director Vanessa Redgrave and producer Carlo Nero discussed their feature documentary Sea Sorrow, which played in the Special… Read more

Talent Talk: A Prayer Before Dawn

Writer Nick Saltrese and producer Sol Papadopoulos of the UK’s Hurricane Films came together with Billy Moore and… Read more

Talent Talk: How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Director John Cameron Mitchell, US producer Howard Gertler of Little Punk, Amy Jackson, head of production at See… Read more

Taking Point: Brexit Briefing

The UK isn’t leaving Europe, but it has started the process of leaving the European Union. Isabel Davis… Read more

Talking Point: Feels Like the first time

How hard is it for international filmmakers to get a first feature shown at film festivals? Katja Adomeit… Read more

Talking Point: UK & Brazil, The future of collaboration

Following the ratification of the new Film and TV co-production agreement between the UK and Brazil, Ana Julia… Read more

Talking Point: The power of film, the role of storytellers as cultural diplomats

Rosie Alison, producer at Heyday Films (Paddington, Paddington 2) and Jonathan King, head of narrative film at Participant… Read more

Talent Talk: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Film4’s Sam Lavender and Element Films’ Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe discuss working together to develop Yorgos Lanthimos’… Read more

In Conversation: Amazon Original Movies

Speakers: Bob Berney (Head of Marketing and Distribution), Ted Hope (Head of Motion Picture Production), Jason Ropell (Head… Read more

US State of Mind

Leading US independent distributors talk to Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund, about their film acquisitions… Read more

Festival Fiesta

Speakers: Mark Adams (artistic director, EIFF), Elizabeth McIntyre (festival director, Sheffield Doc/Fest) and Clare Stewart (festival director, LFF)… Read more

Talking Point: the UK Public Funding Landscape

What support is available to international filmmakers considering shooting in the UK or with a UK partner? Speakers… Read more

Keeping it Real

How to tell stories for a global market without compromising the filmmakers original voice

How do directors who are working beyond their home market retain an authentic voice that satisfies both creatively… Read more

Talent Talk: I, Daniel Blake

UK Producer Rebecca O’ Brien and stars Hayley Squires and Dave Johns discuss the making of Ken Loach’s… Read more

Talent Talk: David Mackenzie

Leading British independent filmmaker, David Mackenzie, whose latest film Hell or High Water plays in Un Certain Regard… Read more

Talking Point: Shoot to Thrill

How best to use the UK's versatile locations for your project

UK and international producers give the lowdown on how to make the country’s rich and varied backdrops work… Read more

Talent Talk: Brooklyn

Finola Dwyer of the UK’s Wildgaze Films talks about collaborating with partners in Canada and Ireland to produce… Read more

Co-Producing with Scotland

What are the benefits of working with a Scottish co-producer? What are the challenges? How is Scotland viewed… Read more

Scottish Talent Focus

How do actors and film-makers move their careers forward? By showcasing the latest Scottish Talent we look at… Read more

International Finance

Trends in the International Film Finance Market

Discussion on the current market for international film finance, including strategy, packaging and distribution. Speakers: Christopher Young (Young… Read more

Talent Talk: Steve McQueen - The Man & Le Mans

UK directors Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna talk to film journalist Damon Wise about the making of their… Read more

Talent Talk: The Lobster

Lee Magiday and Ed Guiney from Ireland’s Element Pictures and Ceci Dempsey from the UK’s Scarlet Films tell… Read more

Talking Point: The Perfect Match

(in association with British Film Commission)

International experts and producers discuss how to combine your UK production with international locations and incentives. Speakers: Ildiko… Read more

Talking Point: Inside Festival Programming

(in association with British Council)

Leading international festival programmers provide insight on how to choose the right international festival for your film. Speakers… Read more

Talent Talk: Carol

In this panel in association with Women in Film & Television UK, Number 9 Films' Elizabeth Karlsen and… Read more

Talking Point: The Difficult Second Film

(in association with Screen International)

How post-first feature directors can make the leap to an international career. Speakers: Matthew Bates (Sayle Screen), Bec… Read more

Talking Point: Distribution Focus

​(in association with Screen Australia)

Know your international English-speaking markets; the films to make for audiences in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand… Read more

Talking Point: Show Me the Green

Leading international filmmakers reveal the financial benefits of making a sustainable feature. Speakers: Trish Lake (Freshwater Pictures, Australia)… Read more
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