We have a long tradition of film programmes featuring the newest and best British productions. Our long-term partnerships with institutions across the country have led to numerous film screenings and have supported various festivals, with venues more than often filled to the brim with a public eager to experiment gripping, compelling and inspiring British productions. 

Explore the film projects we've developed or supported over the years and discover the names of some of the best British films to have been screened in Romania, as well as the names of the leading people in the industry who have joined us for the screenings. 

British Documentary

British Documentary is one of our most long-lasting and popular projects. Started in 2010 by the British Council Romania, the project brings award-winning British documentaries to audiences in over 15 cities across Romania.

For each edition we select the best of British documentaries which have been either nominated or awarded by the Grierson Trust at The British Documentary Awards, one of the most prominent events of its kind. The films shed light on some of the most fervent contemporary issues, from environmental activism, politics and arts to society, the media and many more.

You can read more about the project here

British Film Days

For nine years the British Film Days festival proposed a thought-provoking film selection made up of the newest British productions, which received some of the most popular awards in the field of cinematography. The screenings dealt with a vast array of genres, from dark comedy  to drama and even thriller, shedding light, once again, on the versatility of British productions. 

The screenings took place at the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant and were positively received.


#FiveFilms4Freedom is the world’s widest-reaching LGBTQ+ film festival. Every spring, for a week, we make five short films available online for the world to watch, in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival

The programme features work by emerging filmmakers from across the world. It is selected from and coincides with the BFI Flare festival in London. 

One World Romania - International Human Rights Documentary Festival

One World Romania is a festival dedicated to International Human Rights. One World started in Prague, in Vaclav Havel’s spirit and at his initiative. For five years, One World Romania festival was organized under his patronage and, from its very beginning, in 2008, has been reuniting various prestigious cultural institutions to put together one of Romania's most engaging film festivals.

We joined the One World Romania initiative in 2009 and have been a constant presence in the festival ever since, mainly through our support in bringing some of the most intriguing British documentaries to the Romanian public.

Other film festivals

  • Kinofest - International Digital Film Festival is the first and most important digital film festival in Romania, giving the public a unique opportunity to watch cutting-edge productions, otherwise difficult to access. The independent project has been bringing a selection of premium films to the Romanian public since 2007. Our long-standing relationship with Kinofest has resulted in many film screenings, including some which have taken place at our British Council Romania premises.
  • Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF was created thanks to sponsorship from the National University of Drama and Film Bucharest and the National Art University Bucharest and support from the Romanian National Cinema Center. It is the first and only event in Romania dedicated to experimenting in cinema and visual arts. British Council Romania has partnered with Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival from its very beginning in 2010 and helped to appoint the Honorary President of the festival, acclaimed film director, Peter Greenaway, who has held a number of workshops for the Romanian public.