What we do
Film London is the capital's screen industries agency.
We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, television, animation, games and beyond.
We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city's new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture.
We aim to ensure the capital is a thriving centre for creative industries sector that enrich the city's businesses and its people.
What we do
From encouraging inward investment to training emerging filmmakers, funding film exhibitors to inspiring film-lovers - we support film in London every step of the way.
Talent development and production
Our talent development and production team support new and emerging filmmakers in London through funding, training and mentoring.
Their schemes include funding and training for feature and short films, distribution training and opportunities (Micro Market) and film marketing (Build Your Audience). They also run Film London's Talent Connect group on Facebook, giving newcomers to the industry a forum to share opportunities and advice.
Production support and business development
The production support and business development team promote and support all areas of the screening industries, from film and television to animation, games and VFX.
Their schemes include Production Finance Market, London Screenings, and Familiarisation Trips for overseas executives.
They offer expert advice on London locations and studio spaces, also providing guidance on permissions, legalities, and the filming code of practice. They also provide networking opportunities and career support, and attend major film festivals around the world to promote London's world-class facilities, locations and talent to the international market.
Film Hub London is a network open to all film exhibitors across the city, from community film clubs to inner city multiplexes. Part of the BFI Film Audience Network, it aims to grow audiences and serve London's diverse communities through a variety of funding, training and networking opportunities for film exhibitors.
Film promotion and tourism
Film London engages audiences from around the world with London's film culture, promoting our city as a hotspot for film tourism and encouraging engagement with film in all forms. We are a partner on the EuroScreen project, working to improve innovation, competitiveness and growth in screen tourism, and produce the London Movie Map, which allows film-lovers to tour the city and visit the locations of their favourite London movies.
Artist's moving image
The Film London's Artists' Moving Image Network, FLAMIN, supports the development and promotion of emerging artist filmmakers. Their schemes include financing and training support for moving image artists, commissioning new works, and the annual Jarman Award.
London's Screen Archives
London's Screen Archives work to preserve and share the city's film heritage. The team supports over 100 archives, museums and libraries in the capital, helping to collaborate on projects, make their moving image collections more accessible, and bring screen heritage alive for Londoners.
British Film Commission
The British Film Commission maximises and supports the production of international feature film and television in the UK. They strengthen and promote the UK's production infrastructure and policies, and provide guidance, support and knowledge to international productions.
Funded by the Mayor of London and the National Lottery through the BFI, we also receive support from Arts Council England, Creative Skillset and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Film London also manages the British Film Commission through a public/private partnership which is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI, and UK Trade and Investment
“For every £1 of public money invested in Film London, we generate £250 for the UK economy”
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