Ecrans britanniques / British screen


The origins

This association was founded in Nimes in 1997 by Francis Rousselet, a leading specialist in English language cinema and author of several books on British films and film makers. 

 The festival

With some 40 films screened over 10 days and discussions, exhibitions, special guests and convivial evenings (cf.detailed program), the British Screen festival has become a major event in the cultural life of our region. It allows the public to discover British heritage films, new releases as well as films never shown in France before, for which we have built up our own in-house subtlitling expertise. 


Prestigious guests

Over the years, the festival has hosted outstanding personalities of British cinema:

– Directors John Boorman, Michael Caton-Jones, Peter Greenaway, Peter Kosminsky, Terence Davies, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Richard Lester, Isobel Coixet, Peter Lord,…

– Actors Gary Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Peter Mullan, Barry Ward, Maxine Peake, Catherine Bailey, Timothy Spall, Liv Hill,…

And also producers, screenwriters, writers, cinematographers … See the list of our previous guests and that of « Friends of the festival« 



The association has about 300 members

The board:

Bernard Raynaud, President

Isabelle Cases, Vice-President and Programming Director

Jean Balmefrezol, Treasurer

Sol Villaceque, Communication

Francis Rousselet, Honorary President