Toronto 2016 - UK Films in selection

All the UK films and co-productions at TIFF this year

With over 30 films in selection at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, 2016 is set to be a fantastic year for the UK.  

There are four UK films and co-productions in the Gala line-up this year; ‘The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé: A Trip Across Latin America’ (Paul Dugdale), ‘The Journey is the Destination’ (Bronwen Hughes), ‘A United Kingdom’ (Amma Asante) and ‘Their Finest’ (Lone Scherfig) starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and veteran actor Bill Nighy. Nighy also features in 'The Limehouse Golem'  (main picture) in Special Presentations where we also look forward to Tom Ford’s latest venture ‘Nocturnal Animals’ and Noel Clarke’s long awaited ‘Brotherhood’, the final instalment in his trilogy. 

Director Ben Wheatley returns to the festival to open Midnight Madness with his action-packed film ‘Free Fire’, featuring an international cast including Oscar winner Brie Larson. William Oldroyd’s film ‘Lady Macbeth’ starring Florence Pugh in the lead role is a strong contender for the Platform section.

See below for a listing of British and UK Co-produced films in selection. More titles to be announced soon. 


  • A United Kingdom (Dir. Amma AsanteWP
  • The Journey Is The Destination (Dir. Bronwen Hughes) WP  (UK-S Afr)
  • The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America  (Dir. Paul DugdaleWP
  • Their Finest  (Dir. Lone ScherfigWP


  • American Honey (Dir. Andrea ArnoldNAP  (US-UK)
  • Brotherhood (Dir. Noel ClarkeIP
  • Brimstone (Dir. Martin KoolhovenNAP  (Neth-Ger-Fra-Bel-Swe-UK)
  • City of Tiny Lights (Dir. Pete TravisWP
  • Denial  (Dir. Mick JacksonWP (UK-US)
  • The Exception (Dir.David LeveauxWP
  • I, Daniel Blake (Dir. Ken Loach) NAP (UK-FRA-Bel)
  • The Journey (Dir. Nick HammNAP
  • The Limehouse Golem (Dir. Juan Carlos MedinaWP
  • Nocturnal Animals (Dir. Tom Ford) NAP (US-UK)
  • Trespass Against Us (Dir. Adam SmithWP
  • Una (Dir. Benedict AndrewsCP 


  • A Quiet Passion (Dir. Terence Davies) NAP (UK-Bel)


  • Free Fire (Dir. Ben WheatleyWP
  • The Girl With All The Gifts (Dir. Colm McCarthy)  NAP


  • Forever Pure (Dir. Maya ZinshteinIP  (Isr-UK-Ire-Nor)
  • India in a Day (Dir. Richie MehtaIP   (Ind-UK)
  • Into the Inferno (Dir. Werner Herzog/ Clive OppenheimerIP  (UK-Aus)    
  • The 6th Beatle (Dir. Tony Guma / John RoseWP  (USA-UK-Ger)


  • Message From The King (Dir. Fabrice Du WelzWP (UK-Fr-Bel)    
  • Prevenge (Dir. Alice LoweNAP


  • Jackie (Dir Pablo LarraínWP (UK-USA)
  • Lady Macbeth (Dir. William OldroydWP


  • Black Mirror: San Junipero & Nosedive (Dir. Owen Harris & Joe Wright) WP


  • The Levelling (Hope DIckson Leach) WP 


  • A Brief History of Princess X (Dir. Gabriel AbrantesNAP  (Fr-Por-UK)    
  • In The Hills (Dir. Hami AhmadiNAP
  • Night Dancing (Dir. Barney CokelissWP
  • Standby (Dir. Charlotte ReganWP
  • The White Helmets (Dir. Orlando von EindiedelCP
  • Your Mother and I (Dir. Anna MaguireWP  (Can-UK)


  • The Watershow Extravaganza (Sophie Michael) IP
  • AS WITHOUT SO WITHIN  (Dir. Manuela de Laborde) WP (Mex-USA-UK)