The London Screenings and The Breakthrough Strand

The London Screenings is the only export market dedicated to UK film.

The annual export event provides a platform to celebrate and promote British films to the international market.

Buyers from all over the world come to see an exciting selection of new British films, meet UK sales companies, and negotiate international distribution deals. It also provides a market for over 60 British sales companies.



The Breakthrough Strand for newly completed feature films/documentaries.

The Breakthrough strand of the London Screenings is a showcase for completed feature films and feature documentaries from British filmmakers seeking sales representation and international film festival exposure.

UK sales companies view titles in this strand for acquisitions for international sales, whilst UK and international film festivals watch for possible inclusion in their film festival.

Due to the continuing pandemic circumstances, the Breakthrough Strand will take place as a standalone event while we continue to plan the delivery of the main London Screenings.


The Breakthrough Screenings will take place on the 8th of June and will be fully online.

Applications are now closed for 2021.


London Screenings is funded and supported by the BFI, Mayor of London, Film Export UK and Department for International Trade.