UK Regional Organisations
Information on and links to the UK's most prominent regional film organisations
Screen Yorkshire invested in John Cameron Mitchell's forthcoming How to Talk to Girls at Parties through its Yorkshire Content Fund. The production saw six weeks of shooting in the UK in Sheffield and London.
Creative England has operated since 2011, with the core purpose of supporting the sustainable growth of independent creative businesses, and the talent that feeds them, in every part of England outside London. They are the first agency to provide dedicated support to Film, Television, Games and Digital & Creative Services in the English regions outside London.
Film & TV services and support offered include: Low Budget Feature-filmmaking Initiaitve iFeatures; Short Film Initiative iShorts; Production Funding for features and feature length documentaries; Talent Development; Database of Locations, Studios, Facilities and Crew.
Creative England's Production Services Team also provide a comprehensive range of services and advice for national and international filmmakers wanting to access the industry's finest UK locations, studios, facilities and crew. The team will also liaise with local authorities, film offices, regional and national partners to gain filming permissions.
Film London is the capital’s film and media agency incorporating the British Film Commission. Film London sustains, promotes and develops London as a major international filmmaking and film cultural capital. This includes all the screen industries based in London – film, television, video, commercials, games and VFX. The agency is directly involved in the funding and support of events such as the London Screenings, a sales screening event and the Production Finance Market (PFM). Film London also has a role in encouraging inward investment into the UK in a public/private partnership with Warner Bros., Pinewood Studios Group, the Production Guild, UK Screen Association and others.
Film London is active in and offers support in these key areas: London Locations; Funding for feature length, shorts and artists films; Talent development; Training & Support; Industry Events; Film Exhibition; London's Screen Archives
Film London subsumed the roles of two previously existing organizations: the London Film Commission (LFC) and the London Film Video and Development Agency (LFVDA). Film London is funded by the Mayor of London, the National Lottery through the BFI, and receives significant support from Arts Council England and Creative Skillset.
REGIONAL SCREEN AGENCIES
Much of the former remit of UK regional screen agencies has been intergrated into the work of Creative England. However, the following agencies still operate in and for the UK's regions
Northern Film & Media
Northern Film & Media is a screen-based media and creative development agency committed to driving film, TV and digital arts projects, nurturing talent, supporting media businesses and driving commercial film and television production within the UK's North East region. It is responsible for training, exhibition, education and all other areas of cultural activity related to film in the North East of the UK, alongside production support services, with the aim of bringing investment into the UK and North East region whilst creating a screen culture economy where creativity can thrive.
Northern Film & Media work with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, BFI, Creative England, Film4, the BBC, Arts Council England and Channel 4 to deliver projects, events and talent development initiatives.
Screen South is a Creative Development agency delivering and supporting innovative projects across screen-based media and the wider cultural and creative industries. They provide resources and advice to help people get their ideas off the ground and support delivery locally, nationally and internationally. From an initial office base in Folkestone, Screen South operates flexibly across the region with network partners in Kent, Oxfordshire, East and West Sussex and Hampshire.
Screen Yorkshire has been at the forefront of championing the film, TV, games and digital industries in Yorkshire and the Humber. It aims to secure and support the very best projects, companies and individuals, helping to make Yorkshire and the Humber one of the most sought after destinations for production in the UK. Screen Yorkshire is a specialist business which invests first and foremost in content, but also in developing talent. Screen Yorkshire runs the the Yorkshire Content Fund, a public-private investment fund for the TV, film, video games and digital sectors in Yorkshire and Humber, open to producers either based in Yorkshire or wishing to film or establish a base in the region.