Part 2 - Funding and Support


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Part 2 - Funding and Support

  1. 1. Part 2 Funding and Support
  2. 2. What was the UK Film Council? <ul><li>The UKFC aims to support a range of short films </li></ul><ul><li>and develop new filmmakers. They also want to </li></ul><ul><li>widen audiences throughout the UK in a “diverse </li></ul><ul><li>and vibrant film culture.” It has set up many </li></ul><ul><li>distribution and exhibition schemes to bring </li></ul><ul><li>attention to short films in an effective way. This is </li></ul><ul><li>all primarily for aspiring filmmakers who make </li></ul><ul><li>shorts but then want to eventually go on to make </li></ul><ul><li>feature films. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What did it do to support short filmmakers and short film making? <ul><li>They had many schemes which offered funding to </li></ul><ul><li>short filmmakers. They funded the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>script development, film production, short films, </li></ul><ul><li>film export and distribution, film education, </li></ul><ul><li>culture and archives, festivals and audience </li></ul><ul><li>support schemes. The Council has also </li></ul><ul><li>made new funds in order to support many </li></ul><ul><li>areas of filmmaking, vital to providing the UK </li></ul><ul><li>with a batch of successful filmmakers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What was the position and role of the BFI prior to the creation of the Film Council? <ul><li>Before the creation of film council BFI were </li></ul><ul><li>a charity with a “curatorial mission to </li></ul><ul><li>preserve the national film archive” and </li></ul><ul><li>“ deliver cultural services to the public” </li></ul>
  5. 5. How has the position and role of the BFI changed since the recent government decision to dismantle the UK Film Council? <ul><li>The British Film Institute (BFI) has become </li></ul><ul><li>the lead body for film in the UK. The majority of the </li></ul><ul><li>UK Film Council's core functions have transferred </li></ul><ul><li>to the BFI - including audience development </li></ul><ul><li>activity through supporting film distribution and </li></ul><ul><li>exhibition. Also the distribution of National </li></ul><ul><li>Lottery funding for the development and </li></ul><ul><li>production of new British films now goes to the </li></ul><ul><li>BFI. </li></ul>
  6. 6. In what respects and to what extent does the UK Film Council continue to exist as an institutional and cultural film body? <ul><li>The UKFC exists within the BFI which has </li></ul><ul><li>taken over all of UKFC’s functions, apart </li></ul><ul><li>from the job of attracting foreign productions </li></ul><ul><li>to shoot in Britain, which went to Film </li></ul><ul><li>London. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What were the Regional Screen Agencies (RSAs) that Film Council funding was delivered through? <ul><li>The RSA’s were set up between 2002 and 2004, </li></ul><ul><li>and were set up all around the UK to help fund </li></ul><ul><li>people in shooting short films. There were nine </li></ul><ul><li>regional screen agencies, these are; </li></ul><ul><li>EM media </li></ul><ul><li>Film London </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Film and Media </li></ul><ul><li>North West Vision and Media </li></ul><ul><li>Screen East </li></ul><ul><li>Screen South </li></ul><ul><li>Screen West Midlands </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Yorkshire </li></ul><ul><li>South West Screen </li></ul>
  8. 8. How have these been/will these be affected by recent changes in power structures?
  9. 9. As a short filmmaker, what funds could you yourself apply for? <ul><li>If I were to choose I would apply to the </li></ul><ul><li>British Film Council’s scheme because they </li></ul><ul><li>promote to major film festivals, there are no </li></ul><ul><li>deadlines and all genres are eligible. </li></ul>