UK FILM represents the UK Film industry national and regional agencies at key international festivals and markets - Berlin, FILMART, Cannes and Toronto. Our aim to help make international connections and provide clear information about our great locations, services, talent and films.
FESTIVALS AND MARKETS
UK FILM CENTRE IN CANNES
The UK Film Centre was back at the Festival de Cannes. We offered information and services to support the international business of the UK film sector including; a full events programme, the opportunity to connect with industry experts; information on UK contacts at cannes and meeting space in the centre and on our beachfront terrace.
Our UK FILM family partners include British Council Film, the British Film Commission (BFC), the British Film Institute (BFI), Creative England, Creative Scotland, Creative Skillset, Film Export UK, Film London, Northern Ireland Screen and the GREAT Britain campaign.
Macbeth Dir. Justin Kurzel
The Lobster Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
Youth Dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Amy Dir. Asif Kapadia
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans Dirs. Gabriel Clarke, John McKenna
Patriot Dir. Eva Riley
MANoMAN Dir. Simon Cartright
Love Is Blind Dir. Dan Hodgson
Rate Me Dir. Fyzal Boulifa
WHERE WE ARE IN CANNES
UK FILM CENTRE PARTNERS
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.
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, 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 and Shepperton Media Hubs.
Renowned across the globe for excellence in its field, the Pinewood brand is now being exported overseas to studios in Toronto, Canada; Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A; Berlin, Germany; Iskandar, Malaysia and the Dominican Republic. The Group also has an agreement in place with joint venture partner Seven Stars Media Limited to assess a number of business proposals in the growing entertainment market in China.
The Group now offers financing to UK film and television production as part of its growing range of services.
Recent film and TV productions that have used the Studios’ facilities include the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall (Eon Productions/MGM/Sony Pictures); Maleficent (Disney) Thor: The Dark World (Marvel), Fast and Furious 6 (Universal), Jack Ryan (Paramount), Muppets Most Wanted (Disney) and Kick-Ass 2 (Universal); The Voice; Would I Lie to You?; The National Lottery; Got To Dance and I Love My Country.
Sargent-Disc provides a comprehensive range of award winning, digital production services to the entertainment industries. With our affiliates Entertainment Partners we offer a global network to help deliver national and international productions cost effectively and efficiently.
Credits include: Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, Cinderella, Suffragette, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Testament of Youth, Arthur and George and Galavant (S1)
Digital Production Services and Products include:
Payroll, Residuals and SD Online: Using Sargent-Disc to operate your payroll, residual and royalty payments frees you to focus on your core business, whilst our secure, confidential platform SD Online provides you with access to payroll reports from anywhere in the world 24/7.
Auto-enrolment: Our modular Auto Enrolment solution provides an integrated pension and payroll service.
Digital Purchase Order: The award-winning, cloud-based procurement system allows you to control and approve production expenses simply and efficiently.
Production Card: The multi-currency Production Card offers a secure alternative to cash on production.
Movie Magic: The industry standard production scheduling and budgeting software provides a range of flexible tools.
Vista Accounting: Classic and Global Vista Accounting are designed for cost accounting in the entertainment industry.
In addition Sargent-Disc also provides:
Production Accounting: Our integrated accounting service helps at every stage of production.
Production Services: A Production Service Agreement with us will have your production up and running in days.
Training and Academia: We provide scheduled and bespoke training courses on industry standard software.
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.
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is here to help make Britain the world’s most creative and exciting place to live, visit and do business. We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit. Alongside this, we protect our deeply held beliefs in freedom and equality. We help to give the UK a unique advantage in the global race for economic success.
We are responsible for:
making it easier for everyone to enjoy our national culture, play sport and have access to world-leading mobile and online communications
making it easier for the media, creative, tourism and telecoms industries to grow by reducing restrictions, providing advice and supporting innovation, while protecting the interests of citizens
protecting free access to cultural institutions, art and broadcasting that challenges and provokes, and funding our future elite athletes
the Government Art Collection, which places art in British government buildings and official residences around the world, to promote British art and history while contributing to cultural diplomacy
We also lead on issues relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality matters through the Government Equalities Office (GEO), which is part of DCMS.
UK Trade & Investment is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.
Trade and Investment has never been more important to the country’s economic prospects.
UKTI helps British companies of all sizes to grow their business through international trade by offering expert advice and practical support through a range of programmes. It also connects businesses to the world’s top commercial opportunities and drives targeted campaigns centred around them.