British Council

Film Department
10 Spring Gardens
London SW1A 2BN
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20- 7389 3025
Fax: +44 20- 7389 3175
Mail: gro.licnuochsitirb@nosnah.ynoirb

EFP Representative

Briony Hanson

British Council

“Participation in EFP is an invaluable source of support to UK filmmakers giving excellent opportunities for producers, actors, and sales personnel to interact with potential international collaborators and increase their visibility on the world stage.“
Briony Hanson

Facts & Figures (2015)
Population 64.8 million
Number of feature films produced 124
Number of  co-productions maj. 15 / min. 15
Number of inward features 47
Admissions 171.9 million
National Market Share 44.5%
Screens total 4,046
Major national film funds British Film Institute, Film4, BBC Films, National agencies including Creative England, Film Agency Wales, Northern Ireland Screen, Creative Scotland

The British Council is the UK’s international cultural relations organisation, operating in over 100 countries worldwide. Its film department aims to increase international audiences for new work from the UK and to broker opportunities for UK film communities to engage with their international counterparts and develop long standing relationships. It works closely with other organisations across the UK, including the British Film Institute, Skillset, BAFTA, selected film schools, sales agents and other film related companies.

Alongside its participation in EFP, current British Council activity includes:

  • working with a worldwide network of international partners to develop imaginative film projects, including curating programmes of contemporary British films, advising on international events (festivals, seminars, masterclasses, workshops, UK/European film weeks, multi-arts festivals etc), and arranging for filmmakers and expert film industry specialists to represent the UK abroad
  • providing a preview service for selectors from major film festivals, including Berlin, Cannes, Toronto and Sundance
  • compiling the British Film Directory (incorporating‘films in production’and Britfilms Catalogues) alongside two additional comprehensive Directories of international festivals and Filmmakers
  • operating the Short Film Promotion Scheme selecting new UK short films to promote at international festivals.

The UK, represented by British Screen Finance, was one of the 10 founding members of EFP and is succeeded in 1998 by the British Council.

Selected films

A Long Way Down
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil
Falling, The
Directed by Carol Morley
Set Fire to the Stars
Directed by Andy Goddard

°efp is supported by

European Film Promotion e.V.
Friedensallee 14-16
22765 Hamburg / Germany

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fax +49 40- 390 6249


°efp President
Markéta Santrochová
Czech Film Center

°efp Managing Director 
Sonja Heinen

Panatom Corporate Communication

Andrea Dittler