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Forecast: UK production set for boom

Film and high-end television production in the UK could be worth £7.66 billion (€8.92bn) – up from £5.64 billion – by 2025 and require nearly 21,000 more crew, according to newly-published detailed analysis. The research, which was commissioned by screen industries skills body ScreenSkills, supported by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funding under the Future […]

June 24, 2022

Into Film Awards noms announced ahead of June 28 ceremony

After an hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions, education charity, Into Film, has announced this year’s Into Film Awards nominees ahead of the ceremony on June 28th. This year’s film nominations are stronger than ever, showcasing an impressive range of unique stories and filmmaking talent that evidence the unprecedented challenges young people have been through over […]

May 4, 2022

The Film and TV Charity launching The Whole Picture Toolkit

The Film and TV Charity is launching The Whole Picture Toolkit: For Mentally Healthy Productions as part of the next phase of its 12-month behaviour change campaign to redefine working culture in the film and TV industry. To celebrate the launch, the charity has brought together a coalition of industry changemakers – leaders and individuals who worked […]

March 15, 2022

Data: Record £5.6bn production spend in UK

Official figures published by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit show further growth in the economic recovery of UK film and high-end TV (HETV) production in the wake of the pandemic with record levels of spend contributed to the economy. The combined spend by film and high-end television production (HETV) during 2021 reached £5.64 billion […]

February 7, 2022

£50m boost for UK creative sector

UK creative industries businesses will benefit from a £50 million (€60.7m) Government boost to help drive economic growth and level up the country. The investment includes £21 million to help build on the international success of the UK film industry through a three-year UK Global Screen Fund. This follows a successful one-year pilot of the […]

February 1, 2022By Colin Mann

BFI, albert announce Wales to develop production sustainability plan

The BFI and BAFTA albert have announced  that Wales has been selected to put environmental sustainability recommendations for screen production into action in Screen New Deal: Transformation Plan. The initiative is a follow-up to the Screen New Deal report released in 2020, which explored the carbon impact of the film production sector and proposed a […]

February 1, 2022

BFI, DCMS invest £2.1m in UK companies

The BFI has made a further 25 awards through its UK Global Screen Fund, supporting UK screen content businesses across film, TV, animation and interactive narrative video games to enhance their international activities. Financed through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the awards see a further £2,105,600 being allocated through the £7m […]

December 16, 2021

Report: Boom in UK screen industries

An independent report, Screen Business, published by the BFI, the UK organisation for film and the moving image, reveals the highest-ever return on investment to the UK economy of £13.48 billion [€15.83bn] (GVA) from the UK’s Government’s screen tax reliefs from 2017-2019. Over the period, spend on high-end TV production (HETV), surpassed that of film […]

December 13, 2021

BFI engages Red Bee for audio description and captioning

The British Film Institute (BFI), the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image, has selected global media services company Red Bee Media as its official access services provider for two major film festivals in 2021. Red Bee delivered audio description and captioning for the 2021 BFI Flare Festival and provided similar support for […]

October 21, 2021

BFI appoints Yordanova as Head of UK Global Screen Fund

The BFI has announced Denitsa Yordanova as the new Head of the recently launched UK Global Screen Fund. Starting on July 12th, Yordanova will lead the UK Global Screen Fund team in promoting, delivering and growing the pilot fund, engaging with industry across the UK to support independent screen content to compete effectively in the […]

June 22, 2021