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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.

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

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

FOCUS DIGITAL 2020

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....

Camille Griffin Talent Talk (Silent Night)

Sep 2021
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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)

Sep 2021
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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)

Sep 2021
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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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Sep 2021
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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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Sep 2021
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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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Sep 2021
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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)

Sep 2021
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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)

Jul 2021
Video Video
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)

Jul 2021
Video Video
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)

Jul 2021
Video Video
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)

Jul 2021
Video Video
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

Jul 2021
Video Video
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

Jul 2021
Video Video
Fighting back on Bullying and Harassment We’ve all heard the horror stories about bullying and harassment in the… Read more

Sustainability in Action

Jul 2021
Video Video
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)

Jul 2021
Video Video
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

Jul 2021
Video Video
Introducing the UK Global Screen Fund The UK’s new Global Screen Fund is a £7m fund to support… Read more

FOCUS DIGITAL 15-17th December 2020

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Dec 2020
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

Nov 2020
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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)

Jun 2020
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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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Jun 2020
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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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Jun 2020
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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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Jun 2020
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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

May 2019
Video Video
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

May 2019
Video Video
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

May 2019
Video Video
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

May 2019
Video Video
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

May 2019
Video Video
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

May 2019
Video Video
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

May 2019
Video Video
Beyond Brexit: Sustaining creative collaborations No matter the date or decision about Brexit, the UK film industry will… Read more

Talent Talk: Diego Maradona

May 2019
Video Video
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

May 2019
Video Video
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

May 2019
Video Video
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

May 2019
Video Video
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

May 2019
Video Video
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

May 2019
Video Video
Director Ken Loach, producer Rebecca O’Brien and screenwriter Paul Laverty join us in the Centre to talk competition… Read more

Talent Talk: Whitney

May 2018
Video
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

May 2018
Video
(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?

May 2018
Video
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

May 2018
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(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)

May 2018
Video
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?

May 2018
Video
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.

May 2018
Video
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

May 2018
Video
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

May 2018
Video
(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

May 2017
Video
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

May 2017
Video
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

May 2017
Video
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

May 2017
Video
Tristan Goligher (producer, Lean On Pete), Matthew Metcalfe (producer, 6 Days) and Balázs Zachar, head of business affairs… Read more

Talent Talk: Sea Sorrow

May 2017
Video
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

May 2017
Video
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

May 2017
Video
Director John Cameron Mitchell, US producer Howard Gertler of Little Punk, Amy Jackson, head of production at See… Read more

Taking Point: Brexit Briefing

May 2017
Video
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

May 2017
Video
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

May 2017
Video
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

May 2017
Video
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

May 2017
Video
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

May 2016
Video
Speakers: Bob Berney (Head of Marketing and Distribution), Ted Hope (Head of Motion Picture Production), Jason Ropell (Head… Read more

US State of Mind

May 2016
Video
Leading US independent distributors talk to Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund, about their film acquisitions… Read more

Festival Fiesta

May 2016
Video
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

May 2016
Video
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

May 2016
Video
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

May 2016
Video
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

May 2016
Video
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

May 2016
Video
UK and international producers give the lowdown on how to make the country’s rich and varied backdrops work… Read more

Talent Talk: Brooklyn

May 2015
Video
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

May 2015
Video
What are the benefits of working with a Scottish co-producer? What are the challenges? How is Scotland viewed… Read more

Scottish Talent Focus

May 2015
Video
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

May 2015
Video
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

May 2015
Video
UK directors Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna talk to film journalist Damon Wise about the making of their… Read more

Talent Talk: The Lobster

May 2015
Video
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)

May 2015
Video
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)

May 2015
Video
Leading international festival programmers provide insight on how to choose the right international festival for your film. Speakers… Read more

Talent Talk: Carol

May 2015
Video
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)

May 2015
Video
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)

May 2015
Video
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

May 2015
Video
Leading international filmmakers reveal the financial benefits of making a sustainable feature. Speakers: Trish Lake (Freshwater Pictures, Australia)… Read more
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