Uk Film Council For School SharePresentation Transcript
Who is the Film council
What do they do ( how are they supported, promoted, produce British Films
How they are funded
How they help others to fund Projects
Examples of their work.
The lowdown on the Who we are: We're the Government's strategic agency for film in the UK. Why we're here: We're here to help make the UK a hub and natural home for film in the digital age: a place with a diverse and vibrant film culture and a flourishing, competitive film industry. What we do: We work closely with the Government and the film industry – offering policy advice about industrial, economic and cultural issues affecting film. We make policy and provide funding. Where our funding goes: Every year we distribute around £27 million from the National Lottery and £27 million from the Government to support: script development, film production, short films, film export and distribution, cinema, film education, culture and archives, festivals and audience support schemes. We fund First Light, Skillset, the British Film Institute and several regional and national screen agencies. Our four key aims: Build a competitive film industry with the creativity and skills to succeed Stimulate greater choice for film audiences Widen opportunities to learn about film and encourage more people to use them Promote UK film around the world Our policy priorities: Develop film education and media literacy. Support film culture and archives. Promote the relationship between UK film and UK broadcasters. Encourage inward investment into UK film. Support international co-production. Combat piracy. Build diversity and inclusion in UK film. Improve digital access to film.
Regional Screen Agencies
The nine Regional Screen Agencies create a clear film strategy for different regions in England. They provide funding for production, screen commissions, cinema exhibition, training, archives and education. We allocate £7.5 million a year to the Regional Screen Agencies.
Northern Film & Media
North West Vision and Media
Screen West Midlands
South West Screen
National Screen Agencies
The three National Screen Agencies are responsible for developing film television and broadcast new media in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Film Agency for Wales
Northern Ireland Screen
British Film Institute
The BFI receives £16.5 million a year from UK Film Council. It champions moving image culture, education and cinema heritage to benefit as wide an audience as possible. It also aims to deepen and encourage public debate about film.
First Light Movies
First Light Movies is a £1.1 million a year Lottery funded digital short filmmaking scheme that offers children and young people more opportunities to participate in and learn about filmmaking. It aims to increase the number of films made by young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Skillset Film Skills Fund ensures a strong, consistent supply of skilled and talented professionals in line with market demand and aims to build a bigger and better future for the film industry in the UK. As the first ever comprehensive training strategy for the British film industry, it was launched in September 2003.
UK MEDIA Desk
The UK MEDIA Desk is the information office for the MEDIA Programme. It offers support and advice for UK applicants. The MEDIA Programme offers a wide variety of funding for film and television, covering training, development, distribution, events and festivals.
What The UK Film Council Fund
Script development Script quality can make or break a film. Our Development Fund provides £4 million a year to support the development of high quality, commercially viable screenplays. Funded screenplays include Brideshead Revisited and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People .
We support the production of British feature films through two funds.
The Premiere Fund provides £8 million a year to finance production of popular, mainstream films, for example St. Trinian's,Stormbreaker , Severance , Miss Potter and Becoming Jane.
The New Cinema Fund releases £5 million a year to innovative film-makers, helping to back movies like Red Road , The Wind that Shakes the Barley , This is England and London to Brighton .
Short films can help new film-makers break into the mainstream. Our New Cinema Fund supports several short film schemes. Finance provided through the scheme has allowed Andrea Arnold ( Wasp, Red Road ), Duane Hopkins ( Love Me or Leave Me, Better Things ) and other directors to move from shorts to full features.
Film distribution and export
We want to widen the choice of films shown at UK cinemas. Our Prints and Advertising Fund provides £4 million a year to support the distribution of films that might otherwise not be shown widely, among them, The Curse of the Golden Flower , Volver and Tell No-One.
Our export funding helps to sell and finance the screening of British films around the world.
To help make 'going to the pictures' an even better experience we've invested in 240 digital cinema screens across the UK. We also provide improvement grants to independent cinemas.
Film education, culture and archives
We promote knowledge about film through a range of funding schemes, including our , Archive Fund and First Light.
Festivals and audience support schemes
Stimulating greater audience choice is one of our four key aims and supporting film festivals is a great way to do this. We also fund findanyfilm.com – one of the UK's leading websites for film fans looking to watch, buy, download or rent great films.
We provide £6.5 million a year to Skillset to support a national film skills and training strategy.
National and regional film
We provide around £8 million a year to national and regional film bodies, supporting their efforts to build a clear film strategy and provide financial support for a wide range of film related activities.
What The UK Film Council Fund
European Film Promotion - Film Sales Support
UK Film Council is a funding partner of the European Film Promotion (EFP) scheme, which provides grants to European sales agents and producers to support marketing activities at international film festivals. Film Sales Support (FSS) grants cover 50% of the cost of promotional and marketing activities, production of subtitled or dubbed film prints, travel costs and other related activities.
The maximum EFP grant is €5,000 for each film festival. UK films recently awarded EFP grants include: London to Brighton, This is England and Black Gold. EFP supports films at the following festivals:
Sundance Film Festival
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata
Festival Intenacional de Cine en Guadalajara
Shanghai International Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
Pusan International Film Festival
Video - teasers of films
Posters at Film festivals
The Film festivals use celebrity status to promote films and attract the audience eg. Role models.
The UK Film Council supports the distribution and exhibition of specialised film in the UK and has launched various schemes to do this, including:
In 2002 the Prints and Advertising Fund which offers £2million per year to offer support for distributors for extra prints and advertising for specialised films which otherwise would have limited releases across the UK.
In 2003 the Cinema Access Programme was launched, a half million pound fund dedicated to improving access to cinema for people with disabilities, specifically the deaf and the blind.
In 2004 the Digital Fund for Non Theatrical Exhibition was launched, a half million pound fund to help expand activities e.g. by film societies, in order to bring viewing opportunities to small, rural areas across the whole UK that may not be able to support a full-time cinema.
In 2005 the Digital Screen Network an £11.5 million scheme was set up to create a network of 250 screens dedicated to the exhibition of specialised films in locations across the UK where there is no such provision currently. The intention is that this will make it easier to show British films in the UK as the distribution will be through electronic means rather than the transfer of physical film reels.
Date produced :- 27 th April 2007
Director:- Oliver Parker , Barnaby Thompson
Setting:- Nottingham England
Principle Actors :- Rupert Everett ,Colin Firth, Lena Headey , Russell Brand
Budget:- $13.5 million
Box Office Takers :- £12 million
Date produced :- July 21, 2006 (UK) October 6, 2006 (US) Director:- Peyton Bettencourt Setting:- USA Principle Actors :- Alex Pettyfer Ewan McGregor Mickey Rourke Bill Nighy Andy Serkis Alicia Silverstone Ashley Walters Sarah Bolger Jimmy Car Budget:- £25 million ($40 million) Box Office Takers:- Worldwide: $23,937,870 Genre:- Comedy, Action, Adventure
Date produced :- Australia May 4, 2000 United States May 5, 2000 Director :- Ridley Scot Setting:- outer fringes of the Roman empire Principle Actors :- Russell Crowe Joaquin Phoenix Connie Nielsen Oliver Reed Richard Harris Derek Jacobi Djimon Hounsou Ralf Moeller Budget:- $103,000,000 Box Office Takers :- $457,640,427 Genre:- Drama Action , Adventure , History