• £10BNFilm generated £10 billion of inward investment spend in London over the last five years.
  • £4BNLondon is home to over 4,500 production companies with a combined turnover of almost £4 billion.
  • 49,000London's film production, distribution & exhibition sectors employ 49,000 people in the capital.

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  • £1.7BNThe UK’s VFX and post-production sector, much of which is based in Soho, generated £1.7 billion in 2019 and employs 27,000 people.
  • 2,500There are over 60 animation studios in London, employing more than 2,500 people.
  • £490MIn 2020, the money flowing into London to finance animated projects was £490m, with £370m spent directly in London.

No Time to Die © Universal Pictures

  • 11,966In 2022, there were 11,966 filming days in London, with TV drama filming days at the highest levels ever seen in the capital.
  • 33There are 33 film crews on London’s streets on any one day.
  • 11,790Almost 12,000 crew members worked on productions shooting in London last year.

Mari, directed by Georgia Parris

  • 557557 filmmakers supported through Film London schemes since 2019.
  • 184184 Official Film Festival selections for Film London-funded shorts and features, with 34 Awards and 28 Nominations.
  • 46Film London and BFI NETWORK have funded 74 shorts and features in the last two years.

  • 5,500There are over 5,500 current members of our Equal Access Network, with over 100 industry partners and 27 training providers.
  • 218In the last year we placed 218 people from our Equal Access Network into industry employment.
  • £2.6bnOver the last four years, investment from the Mayor of London has enabled nearly 34,000 crew opportunities, and generated an economic boost to London of £2.6bn

  • 81,790Over 80,000 people attended a Film Hub London event in 2019
  • 297We work with 297 cinemas, community groups and festivals to get Londoners watching films
  • £255kWe allocated £255,756 from BFI and Mayor of London funding to help London’s independent cinemas, film festivals and exhibitors keep going during the pandemic.