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

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 nowadays most fervent issues, from environmental activism, politics and arts to society, the media and many more.

All documentaries are subtitled in Romanian and entry is free of charge.

British Documentary 9th edition

The 2020 edition of the British Documentary festival brought a new selection of documentaries to several cities across Romania.

See below information about previous editions held in Bucharest or in other cities, as well as the full description of the documentaries featured in the 2019 and 2020 editions. 

Previous editions

Over the past eight years, the "British Documentary" project traveled to many cities in Romania with the help of our partners.

Cities and Partner locations

Each edition of "British Documentary" began in Bucharest and took place in the "Horia Bernea" Studio of the Romanian Peasant Museum.

The documentaries then went to Cluj-Napoca (hosted by Cinema Victoria, Cinema „Florin Piersic" or Sala Cazino from „Simion Bărnuțiu” Central park) and Iaşi (hosted by TVR Iași at the Studio Hall or at the „Mihai Ursachi” House of Culture), where the screenings were organized by our colleagues from the two cities.

After that, the entire series of documentaries (or part of them) was screened in:

Timișoara, at the „Eugen Todoran” Central University Library

Galaţi, at the Visual Arts Museum in Galați

Constanţa, at City Hub

Câmpulung, at "Dinicu Golescu" Highschool

Râmnicu-Vâlcea, at „Antim Ivireanul” County Library

Târgu-Mureș, with the support of K'ARTE Association

Târgu Jiu, at the "Alexandru Ştefulescu" County Museum

Reghin, within the "Pădurea Rotundă - Reghin" artistic residency project

Dărăbani, within the Festival "Zilele Nordului"

Vama Veche, within the International Visual Arts Festival „Vama sub lumini de Oscar”

Moineşti, within the Festival “Filmofest”

Bârlad, at the Centrul de Performanţă în Educaţie

Braşov, with the help of Artburg Association

Piatra Neamţ, at Teaz Teahouse

Craiova, at the University of Craiova.