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DCMS and BFI launch UK Global Screen Fund to boost global exports of UK content

23 April, 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the BFI today announces the launch of the UK Global Screen Fund, a one year pilot fund designed to boost international development and distribution opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sector.

The new £7 million fund will target support across the screen sector including film, TV, animation, documentary and interactive narrative games (Interactive) content. Financed by DCMS and administered by the BFI, it will focus on accelerating export growth, boosting revenues to independent UK screen companies and deepening international relationships.

Following extensive consultation with industry from all four nations of the UK and drawing on expertise from across the screen sector, the UK Global Screen Fund has been established to directly address industry need. Aimed at boosting the international competitiveness of UK screen content whilst growing the revenue and sustainability of domestic independent businesses, the fund is designed to help develop and produce projects with international appeal, expand the worldwide distribution of UK content and encourage collaboration with international partners.

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