British Council projects in film and cinema are aimed at providing a link between Russian audiences and British films and filmmakers. We have run such festivals as the Beat Film Festival, festival 360° and others. Our annual “New British Film” festival presents premieres from Cannes, Venice and Berlin to wider audiences all over Russia.
The British Council also screens its film collection in Russia, which comprises hundreds of works of multiple genres – from documentary films to video art.
Our cinema events include workshops and guest visits by British directors, actors and producers. Helen Mirren, Brian Cox, Ralph Fiennes, Lynne Ramsay, Ben Wheatley, Ian McKellen, James Marsh and many other actors and filmmakers have been invited to our screenings and festival events.