In October 2004, the festival showcased thirty films at the Screen On The Hill in London before going on tour across the UK, including venues in Edinburgh, Manchester, and Belfast. The festival opened with Sam Gabarski’s Rashevski’s Tango. There was also a tribute to Jack Rosenthal introduced by Sir Sydney Samuelson with Maureen Lipman and Bill Nighy was a special guest. The tributes were followed by a special screening of Bye Bye Baby. 40 films in total were shown during 2004’s Festival.
The Festival also screened the UK premier of Le Grand Role. The screening was attended by the director, Steve Suissa, and lead actor Bérénice Bejo.