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 BERLIN
The UK FILM Centre, managed by Film Export UK, will be located at stand 38 in the Martin Gropius Bau (MGB) from 11 – 18 February. The Centre will showcase UK films in selection, host British sales companies and film organisations and provide opportunities to connect with the UK film industry.
The centre will bring together a host of UK sales companies including 4Square Films, Amadeus Entertainment, Dogwoof, Evolutionary Films, Jinga Films, Metrodome International, Parkland Pictures and SC Films International.
UK film organisations include British Council Film, the British Film Commission (BFC), the British Film Institute (BFI), Creative England Creative Scotland, Film Export UK, Film London, Northern Ireland Screen, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and UK Trade and Investment.
Book a 1-2-1 with industry experts
1-2-1 MEETINGS : MAKING FILMS
We’re offering film professionals interested in working with, or in, the UK a chance to get advice from experts at the UK Film Centre. We can guide you through co-producing with the UK, qualifying as a British film to access tax relief, and all you need to know about shooting in the UK.
Saturday 13 February: 11.00; 11.30, 12.00, 12.30
Sunday 14 February: 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30
The BFI Certification Unit, BFI Film Fund (International) and the British Film Commission will be available and each session lasts approximately 20 minutes.
To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org with date and time of your preferred session (choose from the above), your mobile telephone number, email and a brief description of your project and query.
Preference is given to international producers rather than UK filmmakers (who are welcome, but encouraged to get in touch on ‘home soil’).
1-2-1 DROP-IN SESSION
For those unable to attend one of the above, we are additionally offering a general drop-in session:
Monday 15 February 11.00-13.00
Appointment are on a 'first-come first-served' basis.
Simply turn up at the UK Film Centre and register at the Reception desk, and you'll be assigned an expert.
We hope everyone will get an appointment, but there may be a wait, and unfortunately no guarantee. If you aren’t able to get an appointment we’ll be happy to give you contact details of a representative so you can still get in touch. We advise arriving no later than 12.30.
WHERE WE ARE IN BERLIN
UK FILM CENTRE PARTNERS
Both Billy Hurman and Andrew Brown at 4SQUAREFILMS, (4SQF), have twenty four year’s experience each in the international film sales arena and have many strong relationships garnered over this period with major financiers and distributors – as they have sold to both Studios and independents. Having worked on over 100 films, we are a team highly experienced in packaging and selling independent films. Highlights include Shooting Fish with Kate Beckinsale; Heartbreakers with Sigourney Weaver and Gene Hackman; And When Did You Last See Your Father with Colin Firth; How To Lose Friends and Alienate People with Jeff Bridges and Simon Pegg, Last Orders with Helen Mirren and Michael Caine & Irresistible with Emily Blunt and Susan Sarandon.
Our primary focus is to act as both executive producers, to assist producers in procuring finance from third party financiers, and to also act as a sales company selling all rights, both internationally and Domestically. We work closely with the production team to maximise every sales opportunity for the film from creative input (script notes, assisting in the casting process) to marketing, sales and financing strategies.
Amadeus Entertainment is a London-based sales company for independent feature films with strong commercial potential. We acquire from 8 to 12 films per year, making sure we explore the potential of every movie at the maximum.
• Looking for new titles with commercial potential to represent worldwide
• Looking for films that require co-production, consulting&worldwide sales
• Looking to produce music scores and licensing through our music division.
Dogwoof is the leading documentary film distributor and sales agent in the UK. Since 2004 the company has released over a hundred documentary films including The Act of Killing which won the Best Documentary BAFTA in 2014. The sales arm, Dogwoof Global offers world-wide representation across all platforms and its catalogue includes Dior and I, BAFTA-nominees Cartel Land and Blackfish, and Panorama Audience winner Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present.
Recent acquisitions, include Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (Sundance 2016) and Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (Sundance and Berlin 2016).
In addition to handling international sales, Dogwoof also offers filmmakers support in raising finance for films in production-development, UK theatrical distribution and direct to consumer global distribution via their international network of online and theatrical partners. Our current production slate includes Werner Herzog's Into the Inferno, Mountain (Jen Peedom) , Vivienne Westwood: Get A Life and Kusama: Life in Polka Dots.
Evolutionary Films is a vertically integrated production, international sales and distribution company, based at 3 Mills Studios in London.
The company is actively engaged in co-production on a number of high quality film and television projects, and has a slate of in-house features in various stages of development and production which are financed internally.
As well as handling international sales for its own projects, Evolutionary Films represents a strong catalogue of completed titles under licence from other producers, and attends all the major film markets around the world including Berlin, Cannes, Toronto and Los Angeles.
The team behind Evolutionary Films has produced numerous award winning titles and has a strong track record in delivering commercial, quality features and television shows for worldwide audiences.
Jinga Films aim to find distributors for our films in every territory and increase our partnerships worldwide. To acquire quality commercial films with theatrical potential.
We will not represent more films than we can pay attention to which is reflected in our relationship with international distributors who will know they will not have their time wasted when they attend our market screenings.
Our expertise is in the fantasy and horror genre, but we are also keen to consolidate our reputation as a company at the forefront of the digital revolution, launching innovative, cutting-edge films from across all genres.
Launched in 2014 as part of the Metrodome Group, Metrodome International is a London-based international sales agent handling worldwide sales on Metrodome’s in-house productions along with worldwide sales on new films from independent, third party producers.
The company’s objective is to provide a full and collaborative service for its producers and distributors through the film-making process from development to deal to promotion and release of its titles.
Metrodome Group recently announced the launch of a production fund in partnership with Moli Films under which Metrodome International will oversee projects and handle international sales
Metrodome International aims to bring five titles to market each year covering a wide range of genres.
A UK-based international sales, distribution and production company. Parkland Pictures produces and sells its own feature films and documentaries for the international market as well as providing funding for co-productions by acquiring worldwide sales rights.
SC Films International
SC Films specialises in international film sales, distribution, finance and film productions.
SC Films is based in Soho, London and was founded by Simon Crowe and entrepreneur Matthew Joynes in 2008.
We seek commercially minded producers, great scripts, and visionary directors – all genres are considered.
We aim to distribute 6 – 7 theatrical titles per year.
2015 saw Monkey King: The Hero (3D) gross $155,000,000 in China making it the highest grossing animation film ever!
Films expecting a theatrical release in 2016 include John H Williams' Charming (3D) (voice cast: Demi Lovato, Wilmer Valderrama, Avril Lavigne, John Cleese) and Prana Studio’s Wish (3D) and UK-France thriller Road Games.
UK FILMS IN SELECTION
Alone in Berlin Vincent Perez
Genius Michael Grandage'
In the Last Days of the City Tamer El Said
Invention Mark Lewis
Looking for Langston Isaac Julien
The Man Who Fell to Earth Nicolas Roeg
Moderation Anja Kirschner
The Ones Below David Farr
A Quiet Passion Terence Davies
Remainder Omer Fast
War on Everyone John Michael McDonagh
Hannibal in Rafah Eyal Weizman
The Lovers and the Despot Robert Cannan, Ross Adam
A Magical Substance Flows Into Me Jumana Manna
Noma - My Perfect Storm Pierre Deschamps
The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Tilda Swinton
Uncle Howard Aaron Brookner
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? Tomer Heymann, Barak Heymann, Alexander Bodin Saphir (co-director)
Abu Ammar is Coming Naeem Mohaiemen
Balcony Toby Fell-Holden
Carousel Kal Weber
In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain Larissa Sansour, Søren Lind
Jacked Rene Pannevis
Lili Siri Melchior
A Man Returned Mahdi Fleifel
Refugee Blues Stephan Bookas, Tristan Daws
Simon’s Cat ‘Off to the Vet’ Simon Tofield
Take Your Partners Siri Rodnes