BBC Storyville has developed an enviable reputation since its inception more than a decade ago.
Our aim is to try to bring the most interesting character-based stories from around the world to the screen. That gives us amazing scope to commission across a huge range of genres and subjects, both retrospective and unfolding.
The strand looks for ambitious, narrative, contemporary films to commission in co-production with other funders, to pre-buy or acquire. We aim to broadcast films at an hour or 90 minutes in length.
Screening over 340 films, from some 70 countries, the strand has garnered a staggering array of awards: 4 Oscars, 15 Griersons, 3 Peabodys and 3 International Emmys.
Ground breaking films with compelling narratives and strong characters, which though international in scope, have themes that touch us all.
No turkeys, no worthiness and no dullness.
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