It was another busy Berlinale for the Brits, with film screenings, market meetings and some time for celebration, too.
- Michaela Coel: UK's Shooting Star: We were thrilled that actress/writer Michaela Coel (whose credits include Chewing Gum, Black Mirror, and the forthcoming feature musical Been So Long), represented the UK as one of European Film Promotion’s Shooting Stars in Berlin.
- UK Film Centre at the European Film Market: British Council was proud to be a partner in the UK Film Centre, stand 39 at the European Film Market’s Martin Gropius Bau. The stand was organised by Film Export UK and 2018 partners included the BFI, British Council, British Film Commission (BFC), Creative Scotland, Film London and Northern Ireland Screen. The We Are UK Film reception was be held on 16 February, by invitation only. Of course, sales activity was another crucial part of British activity in Berlin, as dozens of UK-based film sales companies will be selling the next wave of buzzy titles.
UK filmmakers come to Berlin
British Council Film, working with the BFI, supported a number of shorts filmmakers to go to Berlin via our Short Film Travel Grant Fund.
"I was thrilled with the film screening event, which the British Council hosted as part of their Berlinale event series. Being able to see and hear from the experts themselves on how young filmmakers can achieve their projects, gave me completely new insights and was incredibly motivating!" Laura, journalist, 27