Filmmakers Links

Filmmakers links

BAFTA – a filmmakers dream

Filmmakers Links – Resources for the Independent Filmmaker

For the budding actor, artist, crew member, playwright, gaffer, best boy, filmmaker and many others, Spooners have identified key organisations within the film industry that deserve an early approach.

Name URL Description
The National Film Archive www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections One of the greatest collections of film and television in the world
The Film Distributors Association www.launchingfilms.com The voice for film distribution
The Independent Filmmakers Network shootingpeople.org A professional community for the independent filmmaker
The National Film and Television School nfts.co.uk An award-winning school that is second to none!
Dogwoof dogwoof.com A leading independent documentary film distributor
Vertigo Ltd www.vertigofilms.com A UK film and distribution company championing new talent
The British Film Institute www.bfi.org.uk Shaping film strategy and policy in the UK
Creative England www.creativeengland.co.uk Enhancing the UK's creative economy
Creative Skillset creativeskillset.org Developing world class talent
Film Financing in the UK www.weareukfilm.com A veritable treasure trove for the independent filmmaker
The British Film Commission www.britishfilmcommission.org.uk Offer advice on locations, crew and talent, tax reliefs, and production resources. For British qualifying films with a total core expenditure of more than £20 million, the film production company can claim a rebate of up to 20% of UK qualifying expenditure and claim 25% for qualifying films with a core expenditure of £20 million or less
Light Source Film www.lightsourcefilm.com A formidable Film and TV lighting industry resource linking together gaffers, best boys, sparks, genny operators, desk operators and cameramen
Bournemouth University www.bournemouth.ac.uk A centre of learning excellence. Graduates from NCCA have worked on four out of the five films nominated in the Best Visual Effects Category for 2015
British Board of Film Classification www.bbfc.co.uk The BBFC is a trusted regulatory guide to media content
BBC Films  www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms BBC Films is the feature film-making arm of the BBC. It is firmly established at the forefront of British independent film-making and co-produces approximately eight films a year in collaboration with the finest writers and directors in the industry
Film 4  www.film4.com Innovation –  Film4 works with established and emerging talent, supporting them to tell unique stories and connect with audiences in new ways

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