11th British Film Festival History

FISH TANK Director: Andrea Arnold Producer(s): Paul Trijbits Principal Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katie Jarvis, Kierston Wareing, Rebecca Griffiths, Harry Treadaway 124 min UK, 2010 Fifteen year old Mia’s life is turned on its head when her Mum brings home a new boyfriend.  Touching on the themes of her Academy Award-winning short Wasp, FISH TANK is an original and unique modern tale of our times. Read more
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN Director: Lasse Hallström Producer(s): Paul Webster Principal Cast:

Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas

112 min UK, 2011 Ewan McGregor stars as a fisheries scientist who finds himself saddled with the task of introducing salmon fishing to the Highlands of Yemen. Director Lasse Hallström adapts this charming British comedy from Paul Torday’s acclaimed novel. Read more
YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED Director: Anthony Baxter Producer(s):

Richard Phinney

Principal Cast: Michael Forbes, Donald Trump 96 min UK, 2011 In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one ofScotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort. Read more
BLACK POND Director: Will Sharpe, Tom Kingsley Producer(s): Sarah Brocklehurst Principal Cast: Chris Langham, Simon Amstell, Amanda Hadingue, Colin Hurley 82 min UK, 2011 An ordinary family is accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Two-time BAFTA winner Chris Langham stars as bumbling father Tom Thompson and the inimitable Simon Amstell makes his film debut as a sinister psychotherapist. Combining the quietly surreal with the beautifully mundane, Black Pond tells the hilarious and heart breaking story of how The Thompsons became known as... Read more
GRABBERS Director: Jon Wright Producer(s): Tracy Brimm, Kate Myers, Martina Niland, Piers Tempest Principal Cast: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Bronagh Gallagher 94 min UK, 2012 On ErinIsland, an idyllic rural fishing village off the coast of Ireland, Ciarán O’Shea, the charming but heavy-drinking local policeman, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has just arrived off the ferry. Not that there’s much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are... Read more
THE END OF THE LINE Director: Rupert Murray Producer(s): Christopher Hird, Jess Search Principal Cast: Ben Bradshaw, Roberto Mielgo Bragazzi, Charles Clover 78 min UK, 2009 Unless we change our ways, there will be no fish left in the world's oceans by the middle of the century. This lavishly shot feature length documentary tells the disturbing story of how this has happened, who is to blame and what can be done about it. Filmed all over the world - on land and under the sea - the film features the communities on the receiving end of this eco-catastrophe, the... Read more
VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD Director: Sarah Gavron Producer(s): Al Morrow Principal Cast: Lars Kruse, Karl Kruse, Ilannguaq 76 min UK, Denmark, Greenland 2012 Village At The End Of The World is a witty, surprising and ultimately feel good portrait of an isolated village of 59 people and 100 sledge dogs, surviving against the odds. Read more
JUST DO IT Director: Emily James Producer(s): Lauren Simpson 88 min UK, 2011 "I put my body in the way and I don't mind being arrested", Marina Pepper is a classified domestic extremist, renowned for making tea for police officers and bailiffs while they are in the midst of evicting her. Marina is one of a growing number of modern-day outlaws – people who care about what is happening to our planet and are prepared to take action to stop it. Previously a secretive... Read more
THE LODGER Director: Alfred Hitchcock Principal Cast: June Tripp, Igor Novello, Marie Ault 79 min UK, 1927 A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Network Releasing and Park Circus Films. Principal restoration funding provided by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation, and Simon W Hessel. Additional funding provided by British Board of Film Classification, Deluxe 142, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, and Ian & Beth... Read more

Over the years of its existence, the British Film Festival has become a very special event in the cultural pattern of Armenia – showcasing best of the British film industry, offering development and capacity building opportunities not only to film professionals but also to journalists, photo reporters, human rights activists, creating a platform for cooperation and promoting a wider mutual appreciation between the UK and Armenia. This year we expect over 25000 people to visit Festival screenings and events.  

In 2013, we will host the 11th Edition of the British Film Festival dedicated to the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation in four cities across Armenia - Yerevan, Goris, Ashtarak and Hrazdan.


Are you eager to voice problems of global concern and are you willing to present your perspective? If yes, the British Council Film + H20 Competition is just for you.

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. March 22, 2013, the World Water Day that has been celebrated annually ever since 1993 will also be dedicated to water cooperation.

British Council Armenia joins this major global celebration within the framework of the 11th British Film Festival and announces the Film+H20 Film Competition.

My village 11 March, 2013 Nairi Cinema 14:30 pm  Self Comes First 11 March, 2013 Nairi Cinema 14:30 pm  Water 1.2.445.345.9 11 March, 2013 Nairi Cinema 14:30 pm  Comet "VAMPIRE" 11 March, 2013 Nairi Cinema 14:30 pm  With/Without 11 March, 2013 Nairi Cinema 14:30 pm  In the human body... 11 March, 2013 Nairi Cinema 14:30 pm  H2O 11 March, 2013 Nairi Cinema 14:30 pm  Snow & Fire 11 March, 2013 Nairi Cinema 14:30 pm 
THE LODGER 4 March, 2013 Tumo Center for Creative Technologies 17:30 pm English