Cinema funders and agencies

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Arts Council England

A government-funded body dedicated to championing culture across England.

Strategy 2020-2030: Let’s Create: here


Creative Scotland

The public body that supports the arts, screen, and creative industries in Scotland

The 10 Year Plan: Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition (2014-2024): here


Screen Scotland

The dedicated body partnership for screening Scotland, delivering enhanced support for all aspects of Scotland’s screen sector.


Arts Council fo Wales

The official body that funds and develops arts in Wales.

Corporate Plan 2018 -2023: Benefits for All: here


Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The funding and development agency of the arts in Northern Ireland.

Five-year strategic framework: Inspire, Connect, Lead (2019 – 2024): here


British Film Institute

The UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image.

BFI 2020 Strategy: here


Check out your local BFI Film Audience Network film hub for funding and training opportunities:


Into Film

Into Film support teachers and educators to achieve a wide range of effective learning outcomes in their use of film.


Screen Skills

Industry-led skills body for the screen industries who work across the UK to ensure that film, television (including children’s and high-end drama), VFX (visual effects, animations, and games have the skills and talent they need.


Independent Cinema Office

The UK’s national body in support of independent cinemas of all forms.


Film Distributors’ Association (FDA)

The trade body for theatrical film distributors in the UK – the companies that acquire, position, and release films for UK cinema audiences.


UK Cinema Association (UKCA)

The UKCA represents the interests of over 90 per cent of UK cinema operators by number and market share and advocates on behalf of the UK cinema sector at international, national, regional, and local level.



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