Cannes 2016


The UK Film Centre returned to the Cannes Film Festival from 11 - 20 May 2016, at Pavilion 119 of the International Village Riviera. We offered services to support the international activities of the UK film industry, including information on UK films screening in official selection at the festival and for sale at the Marche du Film. 

Our UK Film Centre partners included the British Film Institute (BFI), the British Film Commission (BFC),  British Council, Creative England, Creative Scotland, Creative Skillset, Ffilm Cymru Wales, the GREAT campaign, Film London, Northern Ireland Screen and Wales Screen.





Ken Loach was awarded the Palme d'Or for I, Daniel Blake

Andrea Arnold was awarded the Jury Prize for American Honey


Elstree Studios

London's most versatile TV and Film Studios.
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, 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 and 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.
Elstree Studios is London's number one studio for any film or television production, tour rehearsal, promo or commercial.

Harbottle & Lewis

Harbottle & Lewis has over 50 years’ experience providing outstanding legal service to those working in the media and entertainment industries. The firm is well placed to advise on all aspects of the film industry including structuring co-productions, pre-sales, equity and EIS, SEIS and other tax based funding, and bank finance arrangements throughout all stages in the life-cycle of a film, from development through to financing, production and distribution. The firm also advises on digital formats, digital distribution and other aspects of developing media for film and television, as well as advertising, sponsorship, product placement, music synchronizations and copyright issues.


The Heineken brand, that bears the founder's family name, is available in almost every country across the globe and is the world's number one international premium beer brand.

Heineken is synonymous with world class events, from sports, through to design and film.

Heineken® has cemented its affiliation with the film industry through its long standing partnership with the award winning franchise James Bond and has further strengthened it through partnerships with Picture House cinemas to offer pre-screening experiences as part of the 2015 “Open your City” campaign.

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Media Servicing

Storers of all kinds of media assets - from film, tape, disc and drives, to production and exhibition materials. We’re able to store and process fulfillment plans from our high security facility near London Heathrow. Providers of a wide range of logistic services – from large freight to domestic and international courier. Renowned for the provision of shipping support to festival and market events worldwide.

Pinewood Studios Group

The Pinewood Studios Group is a leading provider of studio and related services to the global film and television industry. Synonymous with world class British and international productions, the impressive heritage of its UK-based Pinewood and Shepperton Studios date back to the early 20th Century and are home to some of the most successful feature films and TV shows ever made.
The facilities comprise the best quality sound stages, a globally unique underwater filming stage, a wealth of specialist production resources including 3D printing and lighting, state of the art TV studios, post production and digital content services. The studios also offer easy access to the world's most experienced crews as well as the expertise of hundreds of complementary media companies based at its Pinewood, Shepperton and Wales Media Hubs.
Renowned across the globe for excellence in its field, the Pinewood brand has been exported overseas to studios in Toronto, Canada; Atlanta, Georgia USA; Iskandar, Malaysia and the Dominican Republic, and in the UK, Pinewood Studio Wales, just outside Cardiff.
The Pinewood Group offers equity and debt financing to UK film and television production as part of its growing range of advisory services, representing media funds of both Isle of Man and Welsh Governments.
Recent film and TV productions that have used the Studios’ facilities include, SPECTRE (Eon), Avengers: Age of Ultron (Marvel Entertainment) Gravity (Warner Bros); Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm); Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel Entertainment) .


teapigs was set up in 2007 by Nick and Louise, self-professed tea nuts on a mission to get the nation drinking real tea. Louise has been a professional tea taster for over 10 years and has travelled the world sourcing all sorts of teas. The result is a range of the very best quality teas you’ll find. teapigs only use whole leaf teas, whole berries, whole herbs and flowers- not the dusty stuff you’ll find in regular teabags! Their teas come in biodegradable tea “temples” - a roomy mesh bag that gives the leaves lots of room to infuse.
The teapigs range of 23 covers best of what tea can offer; traditional black teas like everyday brew and earl grey strong, punchy herbal teas like peppermint leaves and chamomile flowers, a range of green, white, oolong and rooibos teas, super healthy organic matcha and some adventurous blends for fellow tea nuts out there- chocolate flake tea or chilli chai anyone? teapigs also sell loose tea for those that like it the traditional way and have a selection of stylish, quirky teaware on their website.