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Berlinale Film Festival 2018 - UK filmmakers come to Berlin

The British Council in Germany

February 23rd, 2018
Berlin Global, News from Berlin

© British Council. Illustration by Joey Yu.

Tickets for festival film screenings go on sale from Monday 12th February at 10.00 am

Screening tickets

15-25 February 2018

It’s another busy Berlinale for the Brits, with film screenings, market meetings and some time for celebration, too. 

Michaela Coel: UK's Shooting Star

We’re thrilled that actress/writer Michaela Coel (whose credits include Chewing Gum, Black Mirror, and the forthcoming feature musical Been So Long), will be representing the UK as one of European Film Promotion’s Shooting Stars in Berlin. 

UK Film Centre at the European Film Market

British Council is proud to be a partner in the UK Film Centre , stand 39 at the European Film Market’s Martin Gropius Bau. The stand is organised by Film Export UK and this year the partners include the BFI, British Council, British Film Commission (BFC), Creative Scotland, Film London and Northern Ireland Screen. The We Are UK Film reception will be held on 16 February, by invitation only.

Of course, sales activity is 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, has supported a number of shorts filmmakers to go to Berlin via our Short Film Travel Grant Fund.
We will also be hosting two of the Berlinale Talents, Georgia Oakley and Manon Ardisson for:

The UK films and co-productions selected for Berlinale 2018 are:
The UK films and co-productions selected for Berlinale 2018 are listed below.

Some of these films were selected after British Council welcomed three Berlinale programmers to London in November for our selector screenings programme


  • Isle of Dogs (Germany/UK), Wes Anderson
  • The Real Estate (Sweden/UK), Mans Mansson and Axel Petersen
  • Entebbe (US/UK), José Padilha

Berlinale Special Gala

  • The Bookshop (Spain/UK/Germany) Isabel Coixet
  • The Happy Prince (Germany/Belgium/Italy/UK) Rupert Everett
  • Songwriter (UK), Murray Cummings


  • Profile (US/UK/Cyprus) Timur Bekmambetov
  • Yardie (UK) Idris Elba
  • Shut Up and Play The Piano (Germany/France/UK), Philipp Jedicke
  • Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (US/UK/Sri Lanka) Steven Loveridge

Forum Expanded

  • Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 (USA/UK), Zach Blas
  • The Rare Event (Switzerland/France/UK), Ben Rivers and Ben Russell
  • Song For Europe (UK), John Smith

Berlinale Shorts

  • Circle (UK/India/Canada), Jayisha Patel

Generation Shorts

  • Fry-Up (UK), Charlotte Regan
  • Three Centimetres (UK), Lara Zeidan
  • Snow for Water, Christopher Villiers

Group Exhibition at Akademie Der Kunste Am Hanseatenweg

  • Bläue (Germany/UK) Kerstin Schroedinger
  • The Third Part of the Third Measure by (UK/UAE/USA) The Otolith Group

Berlinale Talents - supporting 22 UK talents headed to Berlin this year

British Council Film is a founding partner of Berlinale Talents and so we’re proud to support the 22 UK talents headed to Berlin this year:

  • Shalini Adnani, production designer/art director
  • Ahmed Al Daradji, director
  • Manon Ardisson, producer
  • Chiara Armentano, editor
  • Michal Babinec, cinematographer
  • Prano Bailey-Bond, director
  • Fiona Brands, editor
  • Grba Singh Marko, director
  • Rebecca Dale, compsoer
  • Enos Desjardins, sound designer
  • Grant Gulczynski, director
  • James Heath, producer
  • Laura Hypponen, director
  • Ella Jones-Keller, director
  • Charlie Lyne, director
  • Zadoc Nava, director
  • Georgia Oakley, director
  • Rebecca Peniston-Bird
  • Maria Pirkkalainen, distributor
  • Mihaela Popescu, director
  • Harry Silverlock, distributor
  • The UK films and co-productions selected for Berlinale 2018 are:
  • Berlinale Talents - supporting 22 UK talents headed to Berlin this year

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