Cannes Film Festival 2017

The UK Film Centre was in Cannes from the 17th - 26th May.
There were successes for two UK films this year with Lynne Ramsay winning the prize for Best Screenplay for You Were Never Really Here, an accolade shared with Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou for The Killing of A Sacred Deer. Joaquin Phoenix was awarded Best Actor for his role in You Were Never Really Here.

Our UK Film Centre partners included the British Film Institute (BFI), the British Film Commission (BFC), British Council, Creative Scotland, Film London and Northern Ireland Screen.

This year are partner sponsors were Elstree Studios, European Film Bonds Ltd, Harbottle & Lewis, Heineken®, Media Services, teapigs and Tŷ Nant.

Essential Info

Read and download all the essential information from UK Film At Cannes 2017 including our helpful supporting materials for panel discussion The Practical Guide to Closing your Film.

Discussions, Panels and Talks

Event Videos

View our Talent Talks with filmmakers in Competition, practical panels on finance and festivals and topical discussions from the UK Film Centre at Cannes 2017...

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