Monday 22 August 2016 -
19:30 to 22:00
Moscow, ZIL cultural centre, Vostochnaya str., 4/1

We are happy to announce the relaunch of educational film screenings within the framework of “Watch films, learn English” project. The British Council together with the school of foreign languages, BKC-IH and ZIL cultural centre invites you to the series of screenings in anticipation of the beginning of a new school year. 

We are looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd August at 19:30 at ZIL cultural centre (Moscow, Vostochnaya str., 4/1), where we will be screening short films and animations nominated for British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award 2015.

The screenings will be followed by discussion with leading BKC-IH teachers. Also you will have chance to learn more about IELTS exam – the world’s leading English test of listening, reading, writing and speaking, which provides opportunities to work and study in UK, Australia, New Zealand and other countries.

Entrance is free with prior registration at the British Council website.


The films are shown in English with Russian subtitles


UK, 2014, 8 min.
Director: Daisy Jacobs

Innovative life-size animated characters tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent.

Awards and nominations:

  • Annecy International Animated Film Festival – Best Graduation Film
  • Cannes Film Festival – Cinéfondation, 3rd place
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival – Creative Innovation in a Short Film
  • Hiroshima International Animation Festival – Grand Prix


United Kingdom  2014, 15 min.
Director: Rachel Tunnard

Anna (Jodie Whittaker) lives in her Mum’s garden shed making videos with her thumbs. Her Mum wants her to come out – but Anna doesn’t want to.

Awards and nominations:

  • BAFTA Awards 2015 – nominated Best Short Film
  • British Independent Film Awards – nominated Best British Short


United Kingdom 2014, 9 min.
Director: Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson

A misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.

Awards and festivals:

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival – Outstanding Individual Contribution to a Short Film.

Orbit Ever After 

United Kingdom 2013, 20 min.
Director: Jamie Stone

Nigel has fallen in love. But when you live in orbit aboard a ramshackle space hovel with the most risk averse family imaginable, it isn't easy to follow your heart.

Description of films from BAFTA collection in Russian, as well as subtitles are provided by Cool Connections.