About Us

WE ARE UK FILM brings together the UK's film national and regional agencies, producers and sales companies under one umbrella to provide clear information about our outstanding locations, services, films and talent. We stand together to represent the UK Film Industry and enable connections with both national and international partners.


The BFI is the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image. It is a distributor of National Lottery funding and a cultural charity that:

  • Curates and presents the greatest international public programme of world cinema for audiences; in cinemas, at festivals and online
  • Cares for the BFI National Archive – the most significant film and television archive in the world
  • Actively seeks out and supports the next generation of filmmakers
  • Works with Government and industry to make the UK the most creatively exciting and prosperous place to make film internationally

Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter. The BFI Board of Governors is chaired by Josh Berger CBE.

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British Council

The British Council is the UK’s cultural relations agency creating international opportunities for, and building trust between, the people of the UK and peers in other countries. Its Film department - part of a wider Arts Group - is the link between UK films and filmmakers and new international audiences. It works to profile the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of British films around the world, and find opportunities for creative exchange between UK filmmakers and international counterparts. It manages an extensive Festival Selector Screenings programme, showcasing UK features to festival programmers; runs a Travel Grant fund to support UK filmmakers and VR creatives to take their work to international festivals and events, and to support UK filmmakers to attend international LABS; and provides a range of resources to connect UK film to international peers.

Each year, British Council compiles a series of downloadable catalogues - updated throughout the course of the year - detailing the latest UK produced and co-produced films. Current catalogues highlight feature films, shorts, animated films and documentaries, and include details of completed films currently on the international festival circuit as well as a selection of films at the final stages of post production.

Each catalogue also offers unique insights from leading industry experts and is a vital tool for film programmers looking for an overview of notable UK releases.

The UK Shorts Portal is an exclusive online screening platform powered by Cinando, showcasing the best new short films from across the UK. Designed to give a snapshot of the UK shorts landscape for festival programmers, buyers, agents or distributors, it is programmed by the British Council, in partnership with BFI NETWORK, NFTS, London Film School, Film4 and more.

To access the portal, you must be a short film professional such as a festival programmer, buyer, agent or distributor. Request access to the UK Shorts Portal

The UK films database - a continuously expanding collection of over 10,000 features, shorts, documentaries and animation, maintained by the British Council, is a record of all UK produced and co-produced films completed since 1998.

Our International Festival Database is an extensive list of international film festivals - a searchable, user-generated database with information on thousands of festivals in over 80 countries which is an invaluable resource for filmmakers looking to get their work seen by international audiences.

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British Film Commission

The British Film Commission (BFC) is the UK Government’s national organisation responsible for international film and television production in the UK. Funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for International Trade and the BFI, the BFC leads on maximising and supporting the production of major international feature film and high-end television in the UK; strengthening and promoting the UK’s film and television infrastructure; liaising between the Government and the film and television industry on policy issues that impact on production.

The BFC has industry sponsors who form the membership of the agency’s innovative public/private partnership: Angels, Disney, Harbottle & Lewis, HBO, Movie Makers, Netflix, Pinewood Studios, Saffery Champness, Warner Bros, 3 Mills, BBC Studios, Double Negative, Elstree Studios, Framestore, MPC, The Bottle Yard and Working Title. The BFC is the national division of Film London.

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Creative England

We are a not for profit organisation that invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media. With offices in Salford, Bristol and Elstree Studios, our experienced team provides a comprehensive offer to filmmakers who are either based in or looking to produce/co-produce in the English regions. Be it funding, advice or signposting, we aim to offer a service that values the personal as well as the professional.

For film enquiries please contact: productionfunding@creativeengland.co.uk

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For general enquiries please contact: info@creativeengland.co.uk

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Department for International Trade

Department for International Trade (DIT) secures UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

We are an international eceonomic department, responsible for:

  • bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed
  • delivering a new trade policy framework for the UK as we leave the EU
  • promoting British trade and investment across the world
  • building the global appetite for British goods and services

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Ffilm Cymru Wales

Ffilm Cymru Wales is dedicated to developing and sustaining a strong film industry for Wales. We support Welsh or Wales-based writers, directors and producers with development and production funding, industry assistance and mentoring opportunities; We bring filmmakers and audiences together by encouraging more people to see more films in more spaces; We promote the use of film in education and community regeneration, and we develop new skills and career paths for people through a range of training programmes.

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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, television, 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. Funded by the Mayor of London and the National Lottery through the BFI, we also receive support from Arts Council England, ScreenSkills and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Film London's activities include:

  • Maintaining, strengthening and promoting London's position as world-class city to attract investment through film, television, animation and games
  • Investing in local talent through a range of specialised production and training schemes
  • Boosting employment and competitiveness in the capital's screen industries by delivering internationally facing business development events
  • Maximising access to the capital's film culture by helping audiences discover film in all its diversity
  • Promoting London through screen tourism

Film London also manages the British Film Commission through a public/private partnership which is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI, and the Department for International Trade.

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Film Export UK

Film Export UK is the trade body for companies with UK offices selling, marketing & distributing independent feature films around the world.

The association performs a wide range of functions to support and sustain the export of British independent films from UK companies. From operating umbrella stands at key international film festivals and markets to lobbying government on UK film policy, Film Export UK positions itself at the forefront of the international film industry ensuring that its members’ interests are represented at the highest level and striving for the value of their contribution to the UK, both culturally and economically, to be recognised.


The GREAT Britain campaign showcases the best of what the UK has to offer to inspire the world and encourage people to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK. It is the Government’s most ambitious international promotional campaign ever, uniting the efforts of the public and private sector to generate jobs and growth for Britain.

The UK has a huge amount to offer, with world-class universities, ground breaking research, high tech start-ups and entrepreneurial business people. We are global leaders in the creative industries like music, fashion, design and film. We can offer visitors unforgettable experiences, breath-taking landscapes and iconic attractions.

The GREAT Britain campaign captures all this and much more; the best of all that is familiar about the UK, but also what is new and surprising about this country. Our aim is to encourage people around the world to think and feel differently about modern Britain.

Northern Ireland Screen

Northern Ireland Screen is the government-backed lead agency in Northern Ireland for the film, television and digital content industry, driving global growth through boosting our economy, celebrating our culture and enhancing our children’s education.

In pursuit of its mission, to accelerate the development of a dynamic and sustainable screen industry and culture in Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen offers focused intervention in the following areas:

• Production and development funding for film, television and digital content;
• A free information service and production support for filming in Northern Ireland, including locations FAM trips for incoming productions; help with sourcing crews and facilities; studio facilities Titanic Studios (with two new purpose-built sound stages) and the Linen Mill Studio
• Marketing Northern Ireland as a worldwide production location and promoting its product and talent
• Financial assistance for training and skills development.
• Investment in film education, heritage and archive, film festivals and cultural cinema
• The economic, cultural and educational value of the screen industry and screen culture is beginning to shine through across the wide range of activities which Northern Ireland Screen supports and encourages.

Northern Ireland Screen is funded by Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) and part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland; the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL); and it is delegated by the Arts Council of NI (ACNI) to administer Lottery funding for film in Northern Ireland.

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Screen Scotland

Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland, delivering enhanced support for all aspects of Scotland’s screen sector.

We are leading the growth of the sector through increased funding and support for film and television production, an increase in specialist staff and further investment in skills, festivals, audiences and education.

Screen Scotland sits within Creative Scotland and is a partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council, with funding from Scottish Government and the National Lottery.

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.

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

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Creative Wales/ Wales Screen

Creative Wales is a new agency set up within Welsh Government. Its mission is to drive growth across the creative industries, build on existing success and develop new talent and skills – positioning Wales as one of the best places for creative businesses to thrive, offering a range of support schemes including business support, production funding, access to Creative Europe, the commercial music industry and the digital sector.

Wales Screen (which sits within Creative Wales) offers practical production support to the screen sector.

For funding enquiries please contact: creativewales@gov.wales

For production services, crew and location enquiries please contact: Penny.skuse@gov.wales

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