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September 2003: The UK Film Council's Research and Statistics Unit (RSU) commissioned a piece of research into the effectiveness of advertising expenditure for UK cinema releases. The brief was to use methods of econometric analysis on the RSU's UK film database to estimate the impact of advertising upon box office receipts and distributors' rentals and examine whether it differed across advertising media and types of film.
It is one of the UK Film Council's main policy priorities to ensure optimum fit between UK film policy and UK broadcasting policy. To this end, the organisation works closely with the UK's public service broadcasters, the regulatory body, Ofcom, and the European Commission to make the case for film whenever and wherever relevant.
In this section, you will find publications and submissions that the UK Film Council has made concerning the BBC, Ofcom and the European Commission's Television Without Frontiers Directive.
Tuesday 17 January 2006
The digital era is fundamentally reshaping public service broadcasting providing myriad new opportunities for audiences to enjoy creative and cultural work via digital television and radio, broadband and mobile platforms.
The UK Film Council in partnership with Arts Council England, the British Film Institute, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and NESTA hosted the Cultural Capital seminar with those working in the creative, cultural and broadcasting sectors to discuss joint ways to strengthen creative and cultural activity in broadcasting. Please click on the links below for a full set of reports from the debate.
The UK Film Council believes that the digital distribution of films to the home and to mobile devices presents an opportunity to increase significantly access to independently produced and distributed UK films and specialised film within the UK.
It has commissioned a series of reports, available on this page, to examine how public policy interventions might assist in ensuring that such digital distribution does enhance access to film.
Also available, for reference, are papers relating to the development of the UK Film Council's thinking on the challenges and opportunities presented by digital technologies.
One of the UK Film Council's policy priorities is to work with the UK Government and the European Union to contribute to the development of a strong European audiovisual policy which benefits the UK. In this section, you will find publications that relate to the European Film Agency Directors Group (EFADs), territorialisation and content online and submissions that the UK Film Council has made to the European Commission.
At a time when the UK Film Council was looking to the future, beginning to consider the emerging priorities for film that would inform the development of its third three year plan, the organisation took a timely look back over its achievements since its establishment in 2000. The First Six Years describes how the UK Film Council's policy and funding initiatives helped contribute to a dynamic industry and a vibrant film culture, each feeding the other and both enhancing the way Britain and British people see themselves and their future in the global community.
The UK Film Council is committed to openness in all our dealings with the public, applicants, press, partners, government and other public bodies.
The Freedom of Information Act (2000) requires the UK Film Council, in common with other public bodies, to adopt and maintain a scheme which relates to the publication of information.
The Future Film Value Toolkit (also known as Video on Demand toolkit) is a standard Excel spreadsheet with drop down selection boxes and a few simple macro buttons to help users compare and contrast different scenarios easily. It enables the user to analyse forecast revenues from different forms of exploitation, constructed in a way to show the possible financial effect of audience shifts from one medium to another.
November 2005: In 2003, the British Film Institute and the UK Film Council commissioned a study to measure and assess the impact of local cinemas on the social, cultural and economic life of their communities. Two Regional Screen Agencies; EM Media and Film London, funded case study elements of the project. For more information, please see the Statistics section.
In the global economy, intellectual property rights have never been more valuable, or potentially at risk. One of the UK Film Council's policy priorities is to help combat copyright theft and infringement; and to help the Government put in place an IP regime that maximises access and the value of rights in the digital age. In this section, you will find consultations addressing the issue of copyright and the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property.
In the UK today, citizens' use of media to communicate and express themselves, through the world of picture and 3G phones, blogs and home video editing software, generates a total output greater than that of all the world's TV stations. But although most people are already avid media consumers, not everyone necessarily has the skills to understand or question media, or the know-how to express their own ideas through it.
This is what encouraging media literacy is all about: giving everyone the choice to communicate, create and participate fully in today's fast-moving world. This will help create a society in which everyone is enfranchised and articulate - whatever their economic, social or cultural background - and in which the UK's creative and knowledge economies are able to draw upon the widest possible bank of consumers, creators and producers.
For these reasons, the UK Film Council has a strong commitment to developing media literacy throughout the Nations and Regions of the UK. For a more comprehensive view of media literacy please see http://www.medialiteracy.org.uk/
MEDIA 2007 is the successor to the current 'MEDIA Plus' edition of the MEDIA Programme which comes to a close at the end of 2006. MEDIA 2007 will run from 2007-2013. The shaping of this new edition of the funding initiative has been underway since 2003, and the UK Film Council has made submissions to consultations by the European Commission and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to help inform the development of the programme.
The nine Regional Screen Agencies receive £7.5 million a year from the UK Film Council for regional film production and film culture.
The downloads available on this page are for reference purposes and do not represent the UK Film Council's current priorities on specialised distribution and exhibition. For these, please refer to Our Second Three Year Plan, and for more information on funding for specialised distribution and exhibition, please click here.
Stories We Tell Ourselves: The Cultural Impact of UK Film 1946-2006