Film Institutes | Regional Screen Agencies | Film Commissions | Festivals | Funding | Training | Writing | Organisations | Guilds & Associations |


British Film Institute National agency for encouraging and conserving the arts of film and television, Includes National Film and TV archive, Library, Sight & Sound magazine and support for filmmakers

National film organisation for Wales


Austrian Film Institute

Denmark Danish Film Institute

Finnish Film Archive

Finnish Film Foundation

Bibliotheque du Film (BIFI)

France National Cinema Centre

German Film Institute

German Federal Film Board

Iceland Icelandic Film Fund

Ireland Irish Film Board

Italy Cineteca Italiana

Norway Norwegian Film Institute

OTP Netherlands' indepndent producers organisation - available soon

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Map of regional agencies

Screen East For anglian filming.

EM- Media
Nottingham based agency

Northern Film & Media
New Agency for northeast based filmmakers

North West Vision Liverpool based agency

Screen South
Kent based agency

South West Screen
Bristol based

Screen West Midlands
Birmingham based


Bath Film office

British Film Commission
Info on British locations, serrvices, facilities and personnel. Also produces 'Check Book', a printed resource for film production in the UK

Central England Screen Commission

Edinburgh Film Focus

Film Dundee

Film Link
Based in Leavesden

Glasgow Film Office

London Film Commisssion Locations info and support for filming in London

Northern Ireland Film & Television Commission

Northern Screen commission Links to other commissions

Scottish Highlands & Islands Film Commission

Wales Screen- Mid Office

Wales Screen- North Office

Wales Screen- South Office

Yorkshire Screen commission

Austrian film Commission Export and promotion agency

Film Selection Commission, Brussels

Finland AVEK

Germany FFA Major funding organisation


City of New York Film Commission

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BAFTA Centre Festival

Belfast Film Festival

Bite the Mango Film Festival Bradford National Museum of Photography Festival

Directories of British films and international film and video festivals

Birmingham International Film & TV Festival

Bristol Wildscreen

Celtic Film & Television Festival

Chichester Film Festival

Cinemagic International Festival for Young People

Cornerhouse Manchester Based Indie

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Foyle Film Festival

French Film Festival Edinburgh Based Festival

Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival

International Advertising Film Festival

International Festival of Fantastic Films

Italian Film Festival

Kinofilm 2002 Manchester short film festival

Latin american Film Festival London based festival

Leeds International Film Festival

London Film Festival

London, The Production show

London Screenings pre-MIFED buyers / sellers market & screenings info

London, Mediacast

Raindance Indie film festival and training

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

Soho Shorts Rushes Shorts Film Festival


Ales Itinerant Festival Devotes retrospectives to the theme of wandering.

Belgium International Festival of Fantasy Thriller & Sci-fi films

Bergen International Film Festival Norway

Black Nights Film Festival Estonia, Special sections for children, student and animation.

British Film Festival Dinard, Exclusive French festival for essentially British films.

Brussels International Film Festival Dedicated to commercially supporting films.

Cannes Film FestivalCannes, MIPCOM

Cannes. MIPTV

Cinenygma Luxembourg Focus on sci-fi, fantasy and thriller films

Cork film festival Oldest irish film event.

Dubrovnik Film & Tv Festival Denmark

Flanders International Film Festival Belgium's most prominent festival, in Ghent.

Fribourg International Promotes Asian, Latin american and African films.

Giffoni Film Festival Italy, Intimate Italian festival

Infinity Film Festival Turin, For spiritually searching films

Junior Cine Festival Arcuiel, France, Shows films suitable for young audiences.

Karlovy Vary Film Servis Festival Czech film festival, Prague

Locarno International Switzerland, Promotes personal artistic films

International Broadcast Convention

Neuchatel International Fantasy Festival Switzerland, Fantasy & sci-fi cinema

Oldenburg International film Festival Devoted to independent cinema

Premiers Plans Festival Paris, European festival of films school product.

Rotterdam International Money prizes for first and second features, third world cinema, Cinemart and Exploding cinema.

Sarajevo Film Festival

Stockholm International Focus on young and innovative films

Thessaloniki Film Festival Greek film festival, competition for first or second features.

Tromso International Film Festival Norway

Turin Film Festival For films reflecting aspects of youth culture.

Venice film Festival World renowned festival

Warsaw International Poland, Key East European market

World Festival of animated Films Zagreb


American Film Institute Festival

Atlantic film festival Nine days in Nova Scotia

BANFF Canada

Bermuda International Film Festival Offers a sound business and legal infrastructure.

Brazil Festival do Rio Br Rio de Janeiro Film Festival

Cartagena Film Festival Mainly Latin american films.

Cinemania film Festival Dedicated to french language films

Fort Lauderdale International USA

Gramado International Film Festival

Hamptons International Mainly US Indies, prizes include the Golden starfish

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Jerusalem International Film Festival Prizes for Israeli cinema, human rights, Jewish themes, new directors.

Melbourne International film Festival

Montreal Film Festival Category A film festival, friendly atmosphere.

New Cinema Festival Canada, Dedicated to new film and media

New Orleans NATPE

Ottawa International Animation Festival

Palm springs International USA, emphasis on international films

Panafrican Film and TV Festival Ouagadougou Competitive festival for African films and filmmakers

Sao Paulo International Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

Sydney Film festival

Telluride Film Festival USA, Celebrating cinema

Toronto International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival Expected audience of 14000 see 300 films.

Washington International Film Festival Finest international cinema.

Film Festivals Comprehensive on-line dB for over 200 festivals worldwide

British Council International cultural network with offices in over 100 countries. Advice and support for British filmmakers, particularly with film festivals

MEDIA Plus programme Information on European funding, production, festivals, markets, grants and training

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Arts Council of England Suppport for film and video work by artists. For Lottery funding for film, see 'Film Council'

DCMS Department for Culture, Media and Sport - responsible for Government policy on film, relations with the film industry and Govenrment Funding

Film Council Information and application forms for Film Council / Lottery funding and information on all low-budget funding in the UK

Iceland Icelandic Film Fund

London Arts Board Public sector funding and support for arts related projects and businesses in London

London Film & Video Development Agency Regional development and funding body for filmmakers in London

MEDIA Plus programme
Information on European funding, production, festivals, markets, grants and training

The Real Deal Channel Four's Real Deal website is theplace where people with great ideas can find out how to stand on their own two business feet.

Scottish Screen National film organisation for Scotland
Urban East End Regeneration funding scheme


Arista Development Development skills workshops for UK/Euro film/TV Professionals.

Film Education Development of Film and Media studies in schools and colleges

FT2 Film and Television Freelance Training

Global Film School Internet training and film school from NFTS (UK), UCLA (USA) and AFTR (Australia)

Media Lex Legal and Business training for filmmakers

MEDIA Plus programme Information on European funding, production, festivals, markets, grants and training

NFTS National Film and Television School

Skillset The national training organisation for broadcast, film, video and multimedia

Short Courses Searchable database of BFI/ SkillSet supported film and media short courses

01zero-one Creative learning lab running courses for all abilities with facilities available for hire.


4cine Useful interviews on different roles in film.

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Association of British Science Writers

Screenplay Writing software and links to movie magic

Screenwriting US screenwriters resources

Screenwriters Store Publications and software for screenwriters and filmmakers with exclusive discounts for NPA members

Screenwriters Store Publications and software for screenwriters and filmmakers with exclusive discounts for NPA members

Screenwriters Workshop Membership organisation for writers

Script Factory Support organisation for Screenwriters

Shotmaster Storyboard software developed by John Badham

Writers Copyright Association Info on copyrighting, contracts etc

Writernet Information resource for screenwriters


Department of Culture, Media & Sport Qualifying criteria for British films, proof required for co-productions

Inland Revenue Enterprise Investment scheme Helps raise capital by providing tax reliefs for investors


BAFTA Membership organisaition to advance art and technique of film and television, including events programmes, preview theatres, club facilities and annual awards

BECTU UK trade organisation for workers in film, broadcasting and the arts. The website includes Agreements and PACT / BECTU Rate Cards

BKSTS The Moving Image Society. Technical society for film, television and associated industries

British Film Office Los Angeles

Equity Actors website

First Film Foundation
Support organisation for writers, directors and producers in feature film development and production

MEDIA Plus programme Information on European funding, production, festivals, markets, grants and training

UK Media Desk UK Desk for the 5 year programme of the European Union to strengthen the competitiveness of the European film, TV and new media industries.

National Museum of Photgraphy, Film & Television

Short Film Bureau Distirbution and sales for UK short films


ACVL Association of Cinema and Video Laboratories

AFMA American Film Marketing Association

Association of British Science Writers

Association of Film Commissioners International

British Film Designer Guild Ltd

Directors Guild of Great Britain Represents interests and concerns of directors in all media

European Broadcasting Union

Film Distributors' Association The FDA is the trade association representing theatrical film distributors in the UK. Formerly named the society of Film Distributors. The website provides an comprehensive guide to UK film distribution.

Guild of British Animation

Guild of British Camera Technicians

Guild of International songwriters and Composers

Guild of Location Managers

Guild of Television cameramen

Production Guild of Great Britain

Writers Guild of Great Britain TUC affiliated trade organisation for writers in all media

PACT Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television - Membership organisation for the feature film and independent television production sector.