Partners & Supporters

Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; we do this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow. As the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, we work across film, television, radio, animation, visual effects, games, fashion, textiles, advertising, marketing communications and publishing.

Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, as part of its film skills strategy, is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds and through the Skills Investment Funds, which comprise industry and government co-investment. The film skills strategy focuses on addressing the vital skills and training needs of the industry to deliver maximum economic and cultural return: creating jobs, strengthening skills, building skills for the future and ensuring world-class film education.

Film Hub South East

The mission of Film Hub South East (FHSE) is to facilitate and support a collaborative network of exhibitors across the South East as part of the UK-wide Film Audience Network created, funded and led by the British Film Institute. From local film clubs to multiplexes, FHSE will bring together film exhibitors to better serve its diverse population, reaching as many new and existing audiences as possible. Working across Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex, FHSE will provide Hub members with a wide range of funding opportunities, training, networking, audience research and screening programmes. The work of FHSE is aligned to the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN). Its aims are to create a collaborative model of shared programming, marketing and audience development initiatives in order to build audiences for a greater diversity of film across the whole of the UK.

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is a development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. The agency supports writers, directors and production companies across these sectors by providing investment loans for the development, production and distribution of film, television and animation projects.

The agency provides a strategic vision for industry training through Screen Training Ireland.

Screen Training Ireland

Screen Training Ireland part of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is the national training and development resource specifically created for Ireland’s film and television industry. It was established in 1995 to provide continuing training and career development opportunities for professionals working in the screen sectors.

We work with national and internationally recognised industry professionals, both locally and internationally, to identify, design and deliver training for Irish professionals. Training programmes are offered to practitioners and companies to enhance their expertise in Film, Television, Animation and interactive screen content.

Our aim is to:
• Develop storytelling skills (visual and narrative) across multiple genres and platforms and promote creative collaboration.
• Develop production and technical skills enabling Irish content creators compete at the highest level internationally
• Raise the bar of business acumen and entrepreneurship
The Irish screen sector is part of a competitive global industry where technology is changing at an incredibly fast pace. Screen Training Ireland is an on-going training resource which is dedicated to assessing skills shortages in the industry and designing courses and opportunities for practitioners to fill those gaps.


Carousel is an arts organisation and charity that challenges ideas about what great art is and who can create it. Learning disabled artists are supported to develop, produce and promote work of international renown in film, music and digital media.


STUDIOCANAL has established a reputation for an innovative approach to distribution. A passion for film and commitment to creativity is central to STUDIOCANAL’s activity in the UK market together with the desire to work collaboratively with filmmakers to achieve the best possible results. STUDIOCANAL is a subsidiary of the CANAL+ Group. It is one of Europe’s leading companies in the market for co-production, acquisition, distribution and sale of international feature films.



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