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 TORONTO
We hosted the UK Film Centre at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year from 4-11 September.
Located in the Festival Room, on the 9th Floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the centre was a great space for meetings and networking, including a fabulous terrace, as well as spotlighting UK films in selection and supporting the UK industry with their work in Toronto.
'71 Dir. Yann Demange
A Little Chaos Dir. Alan Rickman
Big Game Dir. Jalmari Helander
The Dead Lands Dir. Toa Fraser
The Duke of Burgundy Dir. Peter Strickland
The Face Of An Angel Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Hyena Dir. Gerard Johnson
The Imitation Game Dir. Morten Tyldum
The Look of Silence Joshua Oppenheimer
Luna Dir. Dave McKean
Madame Bovary Dir. Sophie Barthes
Miss Julie Dir. Liv Ullmann
Mr Turner Dir. Mike. Leigh
The Narrow Frame of Midnight Dir. Tala Hadid
Pride Dir. Matthew Warchus
The Riot Club Dir. Lone Scherfig
Roger Waters The Wall Dir. Roger Waters, Sean Evans
Second Coming Dir. Debbie Tuicker Green
THEEB Dir. Naji Abu Nowar
The Theory of Everything Dir. James Marsh
Tales of the Grim Sleeper Dir. Nick Broomfield
Tigers Dir. Danis Tanovic
X+Y Dir. Dominic Lester
WHERE WE ARE IN TORONTO
UK FILM CENTRE PARTNERS
ALTITUDE FILM ENTERTAINMENT
Altitude Film Entertainment is a vertically integrated film company encompassing production, finance, international sales and UK distribution. The group comprises Altitude Film Production led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson; Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall; and Altitude Film Distribution with Hamish Moseley as Head of Distribution.
This spirited and dynamic team bring with them relationships from across the industry, fashioning ‘creative partnerships’ with both emerging and established talents. This collaborative edge is defined by a distinctive and commercial slate, teeming with diverse and eclectic content. The richness of their experience rivals that of any Independent outfit currently in the marketplace.
Based in London, Bankside is a leading international sales and film finance company for independent films. Founded in January 2007, the company offers a bespoke sales and executive producer service to production companies, representing between eight and ten films per year. We seek to finance and distribute distinctive films of quality for the theatrical market internationally. Bankside's principals have built up strong relationships with international distributors and offer a consistent approach to the market with a wide range of genres and budgets. Bankside is one of the UK's foremost investors in film production.
Carnaby International Sales and Distribution
Carnaby International Sales and Distribution is a UK film company specialising in worldwide sales, production, co-productions and UK distribution – with a catalogue of award-winning feature films and documentaries. We have built up a fast growing and recognisable brand at all major motion picture and television festivals and markets worldwide, including Cannes, AFM, EFM, Berlinale, The Sundance Film Festival, Toronto, LUFF, MIPCOM and MIPTV.
Celsius Entertainment Ltd is a London & Berlin based International Sales Company founded in 2004 by film sales veteran Thierry Wase-Bailey, formerly co-owner and Managing Director of Hanway Films. Past Celsius films include the international hit PARIS, JE T’AIME; romantic drama TARA ROAD starring Andie MacDowell; RIVER QUEEN starring Kiefer Sutherland & Samantha Morton; time travel fantasy adventure CRUSADE: A MARCH THROUGH TIME starring Emily Watson; FREAKONOMICS based on the international bestseller; ABANDONED starring Jeremy Piven, Elizabeth McGovern & Mira Sorvino, indie hit TURN ME ON, GODDAMMIT which went on to win best Film at the Norwegian Oscars, Castle Rock’s THE FIRST TIME starring Dylan O’Brien (lead in the upcoming THE MAZE RUNNER) & TIFF Midnight Madness entry COME OUT AND PLAY starring Vinessa Shaw.
Our current slate includes pre-apocalyptic drama INTO THE FOREST, currently in production and starring Ellen Page, ANY DAY NOW starring Alan Cumming, winner of an unprecedented 13 audience awards, currently on release and a hit in Japan (currently the second biggest arthouse success in Japan in 2014). Celsius has also taken over world distribution rights of Park-Chan Wook’s 2003 cult classic OLDBOY, available for the first time on VOD in many parts of the world.
Content Film is the worldwide film and library sales arm of Content Media Corporation Ltd., which owns and distributes a significant library of high quality and commercial feature films, television and digital assets. In addition to handling worldwide marketing, publicity and sales on a library of over 255 film titles, the company works with producers on securing finance for new projects. Content Film is led by Jamie Carmichael, President.
Content is currently handling worldwide rights to, among others; Academy Award® Winner Mike van Diem's THE SURPRISE; Academy Award® Nominated Amy Berg's Janis Joplin documentary JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE; and Alistair Legrand's intense horror THE DIABOLICAL starring Ali Larter.
Dogwoof is a UK theatrical distributor and international sales agent specialized in documentaries. We have released over 150 documentaries across all windows, including Blackfish, The Act of Killing, The Spirit of '45, and Restrepo. We look for compelling, narrative-driven documentaries with international theatrical potential as well as a clear appeal to the audiences in the UK.
Our recent acquisitions:
LOVE IS ALL ( Kim Longinotto )
FINDING FELA ( Alex Gibney)
DIOR AND I (Frederic Tcheng)
Embankment Films provide individually tailored one-stop solutions for filmmakers to finance their films. We specialise in arranging financing of quality and award-winning films including procurement of pre-sales, tax-credit facilities and gap financing for international producers, enabling filmmakers to manage their ‘owned’ film assets. We acquire and package projects that have targeted audiences in mind and we offer international distributors first class marketing and technical delivery. Founded in February 2012 by Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar, Embankment have a genuine passion for film and a validated track record for excellent performance.
KALEIDOSCOPE FILM DISTRIBUTION
Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) is an expanding International Sales outfit based in Soho, London. KFD is a one stop shop offering full UK and international distribution and sales capabilities, and is one of the fastest growing independents in the market. KFD specialises in theatrical feature films, branded documentaries and special events. Our titles include Joss Whedon's (The Avengers) critically acclaimed adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, Bobcat Goldthwait's foray into horror, Willow Creek; Sundance Documentary Premieres, The Notorious Mr Bout & We Are The Giant.
Metro International represents quality, commercial films for the global market. We specialise in prestige films for sophisticated audiences worldwide and also represent broad commercial thrillers and art-house films as well as theatrical “event” documentaries.
Through a combination of pre-sales and our financing partners, we work with producers to finance, package and distribute their films. We also offer additional bespoke production services through our partnerships and stakeholders.
Commercially-minded and creatively-spirited, Protagonist Pictures is an international sales company, committed to strong relationships with film-makers, investors and distributors.
Our shareholders include Film4, Vertigo Films and Ingenious Media.
The Protagonist slate for Toronto includes First World War drama Testament of Youth, based on the iconic and powerful memoir by Vera Brittain, starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington, Yorgos Lanthimos' hotly anticipated first English language feature, The Lobster, with Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and John C Reilly and the Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson crime-thriller, Trespass Against Us from hot new director Adam Smith.
Stealth Media Group was founded by film entrepreneurs Michael L Cowan and Jason Piette. Stealth is a vertically intergraded company with international sales, finance, executive production and distribution company which encompasses theatrical, television and home video/dvd.
Stealth Media Group focuses on international sales of film, television and film libraries. The company has offices in Los Angeles, London, Brighton and Munich. Michael Cowan is based in the UK focussing on sales, structured financing and production, Jason Piette is based in LA running Stealth's US acquisition and production.
Established in 1986, The Works International is one of Europe’s leading sales agents and has cemented its position in the marketplace with a string of commercial and artistic successes.
Highlights over the years have included Oscar winners ""The Cove" and ""Man on Wire", Oscar nominees ""Venus"" and ""Whale Rider""; Worldwide smash hits ""Bend It Like Beckham"" and ""I Am Love""; and Cannes Competition award-winners ""Sweet Sixteen"" and "Clean“. The Works is currently handing art-house drama SET FIRE TO THE STARS, starring Elijah Wood, and SWUNG, starring Elena Anaya, which is currently in post-production.
Umedia International is the UK-based sales and financing arm of Umedia, and handles the company’s own productions as well as third party films. Action-adventure GENERATION Z, the first of 9 Umedia productions slated for 2014-2015, is currently shooting in the UK and Mallorca. Our Toronto line-up also includes the multi-layered drama A HUNDRED STREETS, currently filming in London, the 3D animation DEEP, Giuseppe Tornatore’s new English language title THE CORRESPONDENCE, Iraq war drama SAND CASTLE and comedy-drama DOUGH, which is in the final stages of post production.