Cannes Film Festival 2019

UK films in selection at Cannes 2019

Cannes 2019

The UK Film Centre will be in Cannes 14 - 23 May, open daily from 9am - 6pm. Find us at Pavilion 116 in the International Village Riviera.

This year we'll be hosting topical industry events, showcasing UK films and co-productions, acting as a point of contact for the UK film industry and offering meeting spaces and a café – this year we are offering a free teapigs tea to all delegates!

If you need advice on making films in the UK, tax relief, accessing film funding, professional services, Brexit and the screen sector you use our Meet an Expert function below to search for contacts and request a meeting. You can even pop by the Centre and use our tablets. 

Our UK Film Centre partners this year are the British Film Institute (BFI), British Council, British Film Commission (BFC), Creative England, Film London, Screen Scotland, ScreenSkills - in association with the UK government's GREAT campaign.

This year our sponsored partners are Elstree Studios, Favela Cerveja, Harrogate Spring Water, Media Servicing, Women in Film & TV, teapigs and Sargent-Disc Ltd. 

WHAT'S ON

  • Tuesday 21 May
  • Wednesday 22 May

15:30 - 17:00

Girls On Film

Girls on Film podcast This popular podcast comes to Cannes for the first time. A...

11:30 - 12:30

Talent Talk: Wounds

Writer/director Babak Anvari comes to the Centre with producers Lucan Toh and Ch...

Girls On Film

Girls on Film podcast

This popular podcast comes to Cannes for the first time. Anna Smith, film critic and chair of London Film Critics’ Circle, hosts a discussion with industry experts working for gender equality, and welcomes critics to discuss films premiering in Cannes, as seen through the female lens.

Speakers: Delphyne Besse, co-founder (Collectif 5050x2020); Leslie Felperin, critic (The Hollywood Reporter and The Guardian); Ella Kemp, critic, (Culture Whisper, Little White Lies, Sight & Sound, Empire) and Melissa Silverstein, founder/publisher (Women and Hollywood) and artistic director (Athena Film Festival).

Host: Anna Smith, film critic and broadcaster

Head to Girls On Film for the latest podcasts

Talent Talk: Wounds

Writer/director Babak Anvari comes to the Centre with producers Lucan Toh and Christopher Kopp to discuss Directors' Fortnight title Wounds.

Moderator: by journalist Damon Wise

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Making the most of your UK shoot

in association with the British Film Commission

May 2019

Deep Impact

How films can effect social change

May 2019

Beyond Brexit

Sustaining creative collaborations

May 2019

Talent Talk: Diego Maradona

May 2019

Behind the Scenes with the Broadcasters

The outlook from Film4 and BBC Films

May 2019

What filmmakers really need to know about working with online platforms

in association with Screen International

May 2019

The Frontline of Producing

Experts reveal their lessons learned

May 2019

Brave New Worlds

Creating and finding audiences for immersive and interactive content

May 2019

Talent Labs

in association with the British Council

May 2019

Talent Talk: Sorry We Missed You

May 2019

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Film Funding

There are a number of sources for project development and production support in the UK which can often be combined.

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Making Films in the UK

Get assistance with finding the right funding agency to work with and sourcing key crew, talent, facilities and locations from across the UK.

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Professional Services

Advice, training and business solutions for international and UK filmmakers.

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The UK and the EU

As the lead organisations for film in the UK, the BFI is working to provide information and clarity to filmmakers and industry professionals on how Brexit might affect the screen industries.

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UK Filmmakers

Find organisations to support project development and production in the UK. Please note in Cannes international delegates are given preference rather than UK delegates, who often can be met back on UK soil.

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International Filmmakers

Find organisations to support project development and production in the UK.

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British Film Commission (National Agency & First Point of Contact)

The British Film Commission provides free, tailored production support for international producers on every aspect of making films and television in the UK including guidance on the UK’s film and television Tax Reliefs and sourcing the UK’s award-winning crew, talent, VFX & post facilities, studios and locations

www.britishfilmcommission.org.uk

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Regional and National Agencies

There are several public organisations across the UK which have offers in this area.

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Studios and Facilities

The UK’s network of purpose built and alternative stage space can accommodate film and television productions of any size.

The Studios are conveniently located in and around major cities, with excellent access to crew

Further details can be found at:  

www.britishfilmcommission.org.uk/plan-your-production/studios

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British Council

British Council Film is the link between UK films and filmmakers and new international audiences. Together with the British Council’s global network overseas we work to profile the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of British films around the world, and work to find opportunities, as well as support, for creative exchange between UK filmmakers and international counterparts.

Find us at www.britishcouncil.org/film 

Please note in Cannes international delegates are given preference rather than UK delegates, who can often be met back on UK soil

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Sargent-Disc

Founded in 1986, Sargent-Disc is the UK entertainment industry's award-winning, leading supplier of integrated payroll, residual, accounting and software services. The Digital Production Office®, Sargent-Disc's suite of apps which include CrewStart, Payroll, Payslip, Digital Purchase Order and Production Card - is designed to support cost effective, efficient and sustainable production. It brings together products and services from Sargent-Disc, it's partners and affiliate Entertainment Partners. Together they provide a global network for productions anywhere in the world. 

Sargent-Disc works across all genres of production and budget scales, from high-end dramatic television productions to movies of the week, documentaries, commercials and feature films. Over the last three years, productions serviced by Sargent-Disc have been nominated for a total of 87 Baftas, 52 Oscars and 41 Golden Globe Awards.

www.sargent-disc.com

Sargent-Disc executives would like to meet delegates attending the Festival. Please contact them via the UK Film Centre’s Get In Touch/Meet the Experts service to arrange a meeting with:

Laurence Sargent, Director - Saturday 18 - 20 May

Lara Sargent, Director - Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 May

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ScreenSkills

ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen industries – animation, film, games, television, including children’s and high-end, VFX and immersive technology. We work across the whole country to help build a diverse workforce with the skills needed for continued success, now and in the future.

We manage the Film Skills Fund and have invested more than £13 million in skills and training for UK film production, distribution and exhibition since it was established in 1999. We also lead the delivery of the BFI’s Future Films Skills strategy, investing National Lottery funds, and receive funding from the Arts Council England.

All these streams of income are crucial in enabling us to tackle skills shortages and to improve diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Support from productions gives us a strong voice to work – on industry’s behalf – on resolving a number of key challenges. Contributing to the Film Skills Fund is one of many ways in which industry helps widen the talent pool and create a workforce fit for the challenges of the 21st century, ensuring the UK remains a destination of choice for film production.

www.screenskills.com/film

@UKScreenSkills

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Women in Film & TV

Women in Film & TV (UK) is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK and part of an international network of over 13,000 women. Members of the organisation come from a broad range of professions spanning the entire creative media industry.

We host a wide variety of events throughout the year, present a prestigious awards ceremony every December and run an industry leading mentoring programme for women. We also host networking evenings, collaborate with industry bodies on research projects; and lobby and campaign to improve women’s representation across the industry.

If you would like to meet the WFTV team while we’re in Cannes, we would be delighted to hear from you. Members of the team attending at Cannes include the Chair, Liz Tucker; Senior Awards and Events Producer, Miriam Feintuck; and Lisa Kingston, Awards and Events Producer.

Website: www.wftv.org.uk

Twitter: @wftv_UK

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WFTVUK

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BFI NETWORK

Made possible through National Lottery funding, BFI NETWORK exists to discover and support talented writers, directors and producers at the start of their careers. We have Talent Executives based in film organisations and leading cultural venues across the UK to offer funding for short films, support for the development of first features and provide a range of professional and creative development programmes.

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Saffery Champness

The UK’s leading advisers to the film industry, with expertise on how to structure film productions in order to maximise the incentives available in the UK and ensure compatibility with other international incentives.

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Wiggin

Wiggin is a law firm focusing exclusively on media, technology and IP. We advise clients on the financing, exploitation and protection of their creative and commercial assets in these sectors.

We are recognised as one of the leading practices for film & TV worldwide, representing all of the US motion picture studios and many of the world’s key financiers, distributors and leading independent producers in all aspects of their business. We also work with many new independent producers, using our knowledge and relationships to help them grow into sustainable, successful businesses.

In addition to our traditional entertainment practice, our lawyers’ all-round media expertise means we can give our clients specialist guild, clearance, music, employment, property, tax and corporate advice relating directly to their film projects and other ventures. We have great strength in depth, helping our clients to source finance and distribution for their projects as well as connecting them with the industry’s key players and decision makers.

The firm’s Brussels office provides legal support and lobbies EU decision makers on behalf of clients on a wide range of matters, including EU copyright, audio visual regulation, data protection, competition policy, trade and e-commerce.

www.wiggin.co.uk

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BFI

If you have questions about Brexit please visits the BFI website where we’ll be providing up-to-the-minute advice on key issues including:

  • Movement of people and equipment
  • Creative Europe funding
  • Co-production

Visit.bfi.org.uk/Brexit 

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Regional and National Agencies - Development and Production Funding

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UK Tax Relief

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Regional and National Agencies

There are several public organisations across the UK which have offers in this area.

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UK Tax Relief

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Regional Investment Funds

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Screen Scotland

Home to world-class talent, crews, facilities and breath-taking locations, Scotland also offers a range of financial, production and location support, including newly enhanced production, incentive and recce funds, and access to the UK tax reliefs for film and High-End TV.

Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland, delivering enhanced support for all aspects of the screen sector.  We distribute funds from Scottish Government and the National Lottery, providing funding and support for the development, production and distribution of screen projects that have the potential to make a strong cultural and economic impact.

For more information please see our funding guidance at www.screen.scot

E: screen@creativescotland.com

Our Screen Commission provides a national, fast, free and confidential Locations Service to help facilitate projects.  The Screen Commission works with a network of Regional Film Offices across Scotland, as well as other major landowners and infrastructure organisations, in order to ensure a trouble-free shooting environment.

Contact us at locations@creativescotland.com or visit our website www.screen.scot

Scotland is part of the UK and therefore all UK film tax incentives and UK co-production treaties apply in Scotland.  For full details of UK film tax relief, cultural test and co-production treaties please contact the British Film Commission: www.britishfilmcommission.org.uk

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Creative England

Creative England offers a range of opportunities for film development and production and are particularly interested in regionally based filmmakers and projects, which articulate a strong regional voice and sensibility. Creative England also provides a film office service to productions filming in England, outside London, to create investment, jobs and profile. Visit creativeengland.co.uk for details. 

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Film London

Film London is the capital's screen industries agency. We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, TV, animation, games and beyond. We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city's new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture.
www.filmlondon.org.uk

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Northern Ireland Screen

Northern Ireland Screen offers a range of funding strands for script, project and slate development for feature film, television and digital content production funding. Incoming productions will be required to spend a proportion of the total production budget in Northern Ireland.

www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk  

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Isle of Man

The Isle of Man offers a rich variety of filming locations to production companies, and retains a core filmmaking community with an adaptable service provider ecosystem.

For more information, please refer to our website at www.isleofmanfilm.com

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Screen Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Content Fund is a public-private investment fund for the TV, film, video games and digital sectors in Yorkshire and Humber, open to producers either based in Yorkshire or wishing to film or establish a base in the region.

The Film Office provides production liaison and support on locations and facilities through to crew and production trainees. The team also offers would-be producers coming to the area comprehensive advice on being based in Yorkshire, and the wider media landscape.

www.screenyorkshire.co.uk   

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Elstree Studios

London's most versatile TV and Film Studio, Elstree Studios boasts seven film and TV stages, plus a green screen stage, providing more than 60,000sq ft. of stage space.  Stages range in area from 4,000 to 16,000sq ft. and from 25ft. to 50ft. in height, offering two of the tallest sound proof stages in Europe. Elstree also offers workshops, production offices, dressing rooms, wardrobe, make up rooms, post production facilities, green screen facilities, 500+ car parking spaces, 24/7 security, onsite catering along with a fantastic on site Media Village housing over 40 specialist media related companies. Elstree Studios is superbly located close to the motorway network, international and local airports and is conveniently situated close to a high street environment which offers easy access to hotels, restaurants, shops and a train station.  Located 20 minutes from the heart of London, Elstree Studios is without doubt London's number one studio for film or television productions, tour rehearsal, promos, commercials or corporate events.

Some of the most famous films in the world have been produced at Elstree; Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Shining, Superman, Labyrinth to name a few from an endless list. Recent film credits include The Danish Girl, Paddington, Suffragette, The King’s Speech, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Jack the Giant Slayer, Hyde Park on Hudson, World War Z, Under The Skin and The World’s End. Elstree Studios also has plenty of high end drama such as Sony Left Bank Pictures, The Crown, Grantchester and Humans.  BBC Studioworks lease stages 8 and 9 within Elstree Studios. These are state of the art television studios for productions such as Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice, The Voice Kids and A League of Their Own. Other light entertainment shows include The Chase, Pointless, Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, Have I Got News For You, Celebrity Juice and many more.

www.elstreestudios.co.uk

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Bay Studios Swansea

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Britvic Studios

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Cardington Studios

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Northern Film & TV Studio

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Pinewood Studios Group

The Pinewood Studios Group encompasses world-class stages and facilities at our sites in Pinewood, Shepperton, Wales, Atlanta, Toronto, Dominican Republic and Malaysia. UK-based Pinewood, Shepperton and Pinewood Studio Wales comprise 40 Stages, including the 59,000 sq ft 007 Stage, the globally unique underwater filming stage and one of the largest exterior tanks in Europe, 3 dedicated state of the art TV studios and associated production accommodation, a comprehensive post production and creative services division and lighting.

+44 (0)1753 656700

sales@pinewoodgroup.com

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Space Studios Manchester

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Springfield Studios

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Titanic Studios

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Twickenham Film Studios

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Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden

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West London Film Studios

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Wimbledon Studios

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Wolf Studios Wales

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BFI Film Fund

Using funds from the National Lottery the BFI Film Fund develops and supports filmmakers with diverse, bold and distinctive films, that have a cultural relevance or progressive ideas, and which reflect people from different backgrounds, as well as a range of activities to increase the opportunities for audiences to enjoy them. 

Please note that Film Fund Executives are unable to take meetings on projects that have not been received via the official application procedures.

For information regarding the kind of support the BFI Film Fund offers please go to the following websites:

For BFI Film Fund queries: www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-f...

For Feature Film (Non-Documentary): www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-f... 

For Documentaries: www.docsociety.org/bfi-doc

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BFI NETWORK

Made possible through National Lottery funding, BFI NETWORK exists to discover and support talented writers, directors and producers at the start of their careers. We have Talent Executives based in film organisations and leading cultural venues across the UK to offer funding for short films, support for the development of first features and provide a range of professional and creative development programmes.

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Creative England

Creative England offers a range of opportunities for film development and production and are particularly interested in regionally based filmmakers and projects, which articulate a strong regional voice and sensibility. Creative England also provides a film office service to productions filming in England, outside London, to create investment, jobs and profile.

Image: Lady Macbeth (Dir. William Oldroyd)

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Creative Europe Desk UK

Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme offers a number of funding schemes for the film industry including Single Project and Slate development funding as well as production funding for drama, animation and documentary projects intended for TV broadcast.  Recently supported projects include award winners such as The Favourite and Cold War as well as Catherine the Great, an upcoming TV series by Origin Pictures and a film example. As long as the UK is a member of the EU, this funding programme is accessible to UK applicants and Creative Europe Desk UK is there to help with any enquiries.  

Image: City of Tiny Lights (Dir. Pete Travis)

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Ffilm Cymru Wales

Ffilm Cymru Wales advances the development of a creative, innovative and inclusive film culture. We prioritise Welsh or Wales-based writers, directors and producers with development and production funding, industry assistance and international collaboration.

Image: I Am Not A Witch (Dir. Rungano Nyoni)

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Film London

Film London is the capital's screen industries agency. We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, TV, animation, games and beyond. We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city's new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture.

Image: Daphne (Dir. Peter Mackie Burns)

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Northern Ireland Screen

Northern Ireland Screen offers a range of funding strands for script, project and slate development for feature film, television and digital content production funding. Incoming productions will be required to spend a proportion of the total production budget in Northern Ireland.

Image: High Rise (Dir. Ben Wheatley)

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Screen Scotland

FUNDING
Screen Scotland provides funding to producers based in Scotland who are working in live-action, animation, documentary and broadcast content, to develop a range of feature film and TV projects that reflect Scotland’s culture, creativity and diversity.

Funding is also available for projects where producers based outside Scotland are developing and producing projects with writing and/or directing talent based in Scotland, and that promote Scotland, Scottish talent, crews, locations and tourism, and also benefit the Scottish economy.

Film Development and Production Funding
Our £4million Film Development and Production Fund can consider applications for feature films that will be made in co-production with Scotland, where these involve Scottish based talent. 

For more information please see our funding guidance at www.screen.scot

E: screen@creativescotland.com

Production Growth Fund
Our £2million Production Growth Fund can consider applications from companies based outside Scotland with projects that aim to grow Scotland’s screen production sector by creating employment opportunities for Scottish crews, encouraging the use of production facilities, and delivering a direct and significant economic benefit to Scotland.

This is a selective fund which seeks to attract large scale productions and maximise spend in Scotland.  

For more information please see our funding guidance at www.screen.scot

E: screen@creativescotland.com

Broadcast Content Fund
The £3million Broadcast Content Fund can consider applications for broadcast content projects of all genres, including drama series, that will be made in co-production with Scotland.   The fund will prioritise projects which have the potential to generate lasting benefits to build companies of scale, reflect or promote Scottish culture, creativity and diversity, as well as projects which offer significant opportunities to people currently under-represented in the screen sector. 

For more information please see our funding guidance at www.screen.scot

E: screen@creativescotland.com

Recce Funding
We also provide funding for recces and can recommend accommodation deals throughout Scotland.   

To find out more about the support and services we offer, visit www.screen.scot

E: locations@creativescotland.com

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BBC Films

BBC Films is the feature filmmaking arm of the BBC and has backed two of the films in this year’s Official Competition: Jessica Hausner’s LITTLE JOE and Ken Loach’s SORRY WE MISSED YOU. BBC Films is firmly established at the forefront of British independent film. It backs around 12-15 feature film productions per year, plus a number of short films and debuts, and has a large and active development slate. It is committed to excellence: offering rigorous opportunity to new filmmakers and a protected, collaborative space for established voices.

Applicants usually get in touch with BBC FILMS via an agent, or individually as an established producer. 

The BBC Website provides details of what they can offer at: www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

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Film4

Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most distinctive and innovative talent in UK and international filmmaking, whether new or established.  

Recent Film4 Oscar-winners include The Favourite, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, 12 Years a Slave, Slumdog Millionaire, Room, Ex Machina and Amy.

Current titles include Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield, Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona, Sarah Gavron’s Untitled Girls Film and Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang.

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Regional Investment Funds

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BFI Certification & Tax Relief Unit

The BFI Certification Unit is the first point for contact for applicants wanting to qualify their film, high-end television programme, animation programme, video games or children’s television programme as British through the cultural test or as an official co-production and to access the UK’s creative sector tax reliefs. Qualifying a film as British can enable producers to access the UK’s film tax relief as well as to the BFI Film Fund or for funding in the UK’s nations and regions. The Certification unit offer guidance on the cultural test and official co-production, and the respective application process. The applicant must be a limited liability film production company (FPC) within the charge of UK Corporation tax and the company must be incorporated before principal photography begins.

Image: Notes On Blindness (Dirs. James Spinney & Peter Middleton)

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BFI Film Fund (National agency and first point of contact)

The BFI supports, nurtures and promotes the art of film, television and the moving image. A charity, funded by Government and earned income, and a distributor of National Lottery funds, we are at the heart of the UK’s fast growing screen industries, protecting their past and shaping their future across the UK. We support the future success of film in the UK by nurturing new voices and fresh ideas, enriching independent British film culture, challenging the UK's screen industries to innovate and create work which takes risks and sparks debate. We bring our world-class cultural programmes and unrivalled national collections to audiences everywhere, and promote learning about our art-form and its heritage. We work closely with Government and industry to make the UK the most creatively exciting and prosperous place to make film internationally, lead the Screen Sector Task Force on Brexit and are working to provide information and clarity to producers and industry professionals on how the UK’s exit from the EU may affect the screen sector. We also support initiatives for continued collaboration with Europe and with other international territories.

Using funds from the National Lottery the BFI Film Fund develops and supports filmmakers with diverse, bold and distinctive films, that have a cultural relevance or progressive ideas, and which reflect people from different backgrounds, as well as a range of activities to increase the opportunities for audiences to enjoy them.

Please note that Film Fund Executives are unable to take meetings on projects that have not been received via the official application procedures.

For information regarding the kind of support the BFI Film Fund offers please go to the following websites:

For BFI Film Fund queries:                           
www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-f...

For Feature Film (Non- Documentary):
www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-f... 

For Documentaries:
www.docsociety.org/bfi-doc

Image: Beast (Dir. Michael Pearce) 

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Ffilm Cymru Wales

Ffilm Cymru Wales is dedicated to developing and sustaining a creative, innovative and inclusive film industry. While prioritising Welsh or Wales-based writers, directors and producers with development and production funding, we also encourage Wales’ creative community to engage with the world cinema sector; almost a third of Ffilm Cymru Wales’ production investments are international co-productions, including I Am Not a Witch and Ethel & Ernest.

Image: I Am Not A Witch (Dir. Rungano Nyoni)

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Northern Ireland Screen

The Development Screen Fund provides loans for company slates, pilots, gaming development and concept testing. Available to independent Northern Ireland production companies and European production companies with an office/staff in Northern Ireland. The Production Screen Fund offers funding for feature film, television and digital content production in the form of a recoupable loan. Productions are required to spend a proportion of the budget in Northern Ireland. The fund is open to all legally incorporated companies who can fulfil the British Cultural Criteria.

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Screen Scotland

FUNDING
Screen Scotland provides funding to producers based in Scotland who are working in live-action, animation, documentary and broadcast content, to develop a range of feature film and TV projects that reflect Scotland’s culture, creativity and diversity.

Funding is also available for projects where producers based outside Scotland are developing and producing projects with writing and/or directing talent based in Scotland, and that promote Scotland, Scottish talent, crews, locations and tourism, and also benefit the Scottish economy.

Film Development and Production Funding
Our £4million Film Development and Production Fund can consider applications for feature films that will be made in co-production with Scotland, where these involve Scottish based talent. 

For more information please see our funding guidance at www.screen.scot

E: screen@creativescotland.com

Production Growth Fund
Our £2million Production Growth Fund can consider applications from companies based outside Scotland with projects that aim to grow Scotland’s screen production sector by creating employment opportunities for Scottish crews, encouraging the use of production facilities, and delivering a direct and significant economic benefit to Scotland.

This is a selective fund which seeks to attract large scale productions and maximise spend in Scotland.  

For more information please see our funding guidance at www.screen.scot

E: screen@creativescotland.com

Broadcast Content Fund
The £3million Broadcast Content Fund can consider applications for broadcast content projects of all genres, including drama series, that will be made in co-production with Scotland.   The fund will prioritise projects which have the potential to generate lasting benefits to build companies of scale, reflect or promote Scottish culture, creativity and diversity, as well as projects which offer significant opportunities to people currently under-represented in the screen sector. 

For more information please see our funding guidance at www.screen.scot

E: screen@creativescotland.com 

Recce Funding
We also provide funding for recces and can recommend accommodation deals throughout Scotland.   

To find out more about the support and services we offer, visit www.screen.scot

E: locations@creativescotland.com

Image: T2 Trainspotting (Dir. Danny Boyle)

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BFI Certification & Tax Relief Unit

The BFI Certification Unit is the first point for contact for applicants wanting to qualify their film, high-end television programme, animation programme, video games or children’s television programme as British through the cultural test or as an official co-production and to access the UK’s creative sector tax reliefs. Qualifying a film as British can enable producers to access the UK’s film tax relief as well as to the BFI Film Fund or for funding in the UK’s nations and regions. The Certification unit offer guidance on the cultural test and official co-production, and the respective application process. The applicant must be a limited liability film production company (FPC) within the charge of UK Corporation tax and the company must be incorporated before principal photography begins.

Image: Notes on Blindness (Dirs. James Spinney & Peter Middleton)

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Yorkshire Content Fund

The Yorkshire Content Fund is a public-private investment fund for the TV, film, video games and digital sectors in Yorkshire and Humber, open to producers either based in Yorkshire or wishing to film or establish a base in the region.

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Liverpool City Region Production Fund

Open to qualifying local, national and international production companies, the fund has been created to help drive the further growth of Liverpool’s film and television sector by investing in a diverse portfolio of high-quality content.

Managed by the Liverpool Film Office, the fund can support the production of feature films, TV drama, animation and scripted comedy series that are intending to film in the Liverpool region. It can invest up to 20% of production budget, with a cap of £500,000 per project. There are no specific match funding requirements so its equity investment can be easily combined with other private and public monies including the UK tax credit.

International co-productions with Liverpool-based producers are encouraged.

The fund will prioritise projects that have some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Deliver high multiples of local economic benefit relative to its investment
  • Demonstrate strong creative and commercial elements
  • Have a realistic prospect of generating a financial return
  • Increase the cultural visibility of Liverpool to audiences in the UK and globally

Full details of the Fund can be found at: www.liverpoolfilmoffice.tv/pro...

In Cannes:     
Chris Moll, Fund Advisor/Executive Producer

Email: Chris.Moll@liverpool.gov.uk                           
Mobile: +44 (0)7770 755222

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Liverpool City Region Production Fund

Open to qualifying local, national and international production companies, the fund has been created to help drive the further growth of Liverpool’s film and television sector by investing in a diverse portfolio of high-quality content.

Managed by the Liverpool Film Office, the fund can support the production of feature films, TV drama, animation and scripted comedy series that are intending to film in the Liverpool region. It can invest up to 20% of production budget, with a cap of £500,000 per project. There are no specific match funding requirements so its equity investment can be easily combined with other private and public monies including the UK tax credit.

International co-productions with Liverpool-based producers are encouraged.

The fund will prioritise projects that have some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Deliver high multiples of local economic benefit relative to its investment
  • Demonstrate strong creative and commercial elements
  • Have a realistic prospect of generating a financial return
  • Increase the cultural visibility of Liverpool to audiences in the UK and globally

Full details of the Fund can be found at: www.liverpoolfilmoffice.tv/pro... 

In Cannes:    
Chris Moll. Fund Advisor/Executive Producer

Email: Chris.Moll@liverpool.gov.uk                        
Mobile: +44 (0)7770 755222


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