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  • Out of the Ashes - part of the Grierson Package

Out of the Ashes - part of the Grierson Package

Packages described here have been compiled for use by British Council teams internationally. There are a number of restrictions in their use. Please read below to find out how to book and use our Film Packages.

There are specific conditions attached to each Package and the guidelines set out below explain what you can and cannot do with the films; please read them carefully before you start planning your programme.

NB. FOR YOUR USE ONLY!  These touring packages have been compiled for information and use by British Council colleagues internationally. We anticipate that you will work with partners in country, perhaps those running venues or festivals, to screen the films and you are welcome to give those partners access to the site with your password in order to browse what is on offer. However at the moment please note that subsequent bookings must be made by British Council colleagues rather than external partners.    

In some cases (eg. Britten, Grierson) our Touring Packages are available to book either as single films or using the entire programme. Please check relevant pages for details. Some Packages contain more than one programme (eg. FILMCLUB, First Light) and in these cases, each programme is available to book individually.

The films are all available for non-theatrical screenings only. This means you can screen them on British Council, diplomatic or cultural/educational premises, or in cinemas but ONLY to non-paying audiences. Other use - for example by partner festivals to paying audiences - may also be possible, but there is no automatic right for such screenings. If you see an opportunity to screen elements of our Packages in a commercial situation (ie when people pay for tickets)  please contact us to discuss.

Unless otherwise stated all titles will be supplied for screening on a region-free professional quality DVD that will play on most systems internationally.. This is normally the only format available - although it is possible to negotiate for higher quality formats should partner venues have other facilities. Just ask us!

Where they are available, dialogue lists/scripts are available for download to aid translation, along with marketing materials including still images, programme notes etc. A 'one-sheet' promotional document where you can extract basic copy and other information will also be available for download on each package page.

You are encouraged to consider adding wrap-around activities (workshops, lectures, master-classes) when you screen from these packages, or to programme the films as a supplement to other British Council projects or activities. Check the 'download' bar on the right of this screen to see suggested additional wraparound for each programme. 

All bookings should be requested AT LEAST two weeks before the proposed event as we sometimes need to check with filmmakers that they are happy to be part of a screening. Requests made for events in less than two weeks from date of request time may be refused.

To book any of the films or packages now please use the 'Book Package' button on each package page.

A downloadable 'Easy Step'  Booking Guide to help you navigate the booking system can be found in the 'Downloads' section at the top right hand side of this page.

Ready to start? To see the full selection of Touring Programmes available now click here.