Contribute to the Film Skills Fund

ScreenSkills' Film Skills Fund directly supports skills and training for the UK film industry.  Administered by ScreenSkills and paid for by the industry since 1999, targeted training interventions supported by the fund have been a significant factor in keeping UK film productions competitive in a rapidly changing world. 

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The fund is dedicated to supporting new entrants as well as experienced professionals. Contributions from productions large and small have enabled the wider UK film industry to mobilise and provide vital access, education and skills training, responding quickly and effectively to the professional requirements of the UK film production sector. 

By contributing to the fund, each UK film production is investing in the long-term sustainability of the industry and helping to create a more skilled,  diverse and better-equipped workforce. Paying into the fund demonstrates that productions recognise the challenges faced by a largely freelance crew and are willing to help tackle them.

How are contributions to the fund calculated?

Eligible companies pay 0.5% of the production's UK core expenditure (in sterling), up to a maximum contribution of £43,00. Contributions to the fund should be made prior to the first day of principal photography. 

Projects receiving public funding are required to pay into the fund as a condition of access to their investment. If you are interested into contributing to the fund for the first time, please email Lauren Grace Bergin at: laurengrace.bergin@screenskills.com first to discuss payment.

What is the fund used for?

In 2017/18, record contributions of more than £900,000 provided vital support for new entrants and ongoing career professional development in high-demand areas across the length and breadth of the UK film industry. This included:

  • 84% of contributing productions eligible for Trainee Finder, the production trainee placement scheme, took on trainees across multiple departments. This equated to 177 production placements and 1,434 weeks of on-set training
  • Trainee Finder had a record number of applications with more than 1,100 applications for 70 places. The selected candidates were 66% female, 60% from outside London and 20% black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME)
  • 60% of approved film bursaries for upskilling were given to women working in film production
  • 73 bursaries were distributed across the nations and regions
  • Subsidised training courses included BECTU's modular Production Manager; Creative Media Skills’ Pro-Level Make-up FX and Prosthetics Essentials; GBCT’s Steadicam Operators Workshop (regional); NFTS’ Film Location Sound Recording; Talking Point’s Production Buying/Props Training; Moving Up to Film Production Accountant and Film Accounts Trainee Finder induction from Production Guild.

For more information about the Film Skills Fund or development and training opportunities it supports please email: film@screenskills.com , download the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund booklet (PDF) or find the right person to contact on the film team page.

Contributing productions (since April 2015)

Paid in 2018/19

  • 1917
  • Ammonite
  • An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn
  • Ashens and the Polybius Heist
  • Blood & Hope - An Artist Odyssey
  • Blue Story
  • Brakes
  • Caught in the Crossfire
  • Crazy Cat Lady
  • Downton Abbey Film
  • Eternal Beauty
  • Evelyn
  • Even When I Fall
  • Girl Untitled
  • Granny and Her Friends
  • Horrible Histories: The Movie
  • How to Build a Girl
  • Informer
  • Irene's Ghost
  • Last Breath
  • Lean on Pete
  • Lek and the Dogs
  • Limbo
  • Little Joe
  • Looted
  • LOVE
  • Lynn + Lucy
  • Make-Up
  • Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil
  • Mari
  • Marionette
  • Misbehaviour
  • Molly
  • Monsoon
  • Mr Jones (Gareth Jones)
  • Mughal Mowgli
  • Normal People
  • Nuclear
  • Perfect Ten
  • Pills
  • Rare Beasts
  • Saint Maud
  • Sea Fever
  • Sick(er)
  • Six Minutes to Midnight
  • So Long Southie
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Sorry We Missed You
  • Star Wars - Episode IX
  • Summerland
  • The Day Shall Come
  • The Diary of Jack the Ripper
  • The Good Liar
  • The Hippies
  • The Invention
  • The Last Tree
  • The Nest
  • The Organist
  • The Reason I Jump
  • The Sheriff
  • The Show
  • The Sopranos
  • The Toll
  • Then Came You (Love Me to Death)
  • Time Trial
  • Troubles
  • Unsung Story
  • Wildfire
  • Wonder Woman: 1984
  • XY Chelsea
  • You Should Have Left
  • You Were Never Really Here

Paid in 2017/18
• A Deal With the Universe
• A High Window
• Africa's Premier League
• Aladdin
• American Animals
• Arcadia
• Artemis Fowl
• Avengers: Infinity War
• Baghdad in My Shadow
• Beats
• Becoming Animal
• Benjamin
• Boyz in the Woods
• Bruno
• Bucket
• Bulgers
• Camlo
• Christopher Robin
• Colette
• Daniel Thomas
• Darkest Hour
• Darkness Visible
• Denmark
• Dirty God
• Finding Shakespeare
• Gwen
• Hear My Voice
• Ilkley
• In Fabric
• Judy
• Last Summer
• Make Me Up
• Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
• Mary Queen of Scots
• Mission: Impossible - Fallout
• My Grandfather the Spy
• Of My Kin
• One Million American Dreams
• Only You
• Orson Welles: A Portrait of the Artist.
• Out of Blue
• Outlaw King
• Overlord
• Pond Life
• Queerama
• Red Joan
• Scarborough
• Sparrow
• Tell it to the Bees
• The Boy who Harnessed the Wind
• The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
• The Dig
• The Hard Stop
• The One and Only Ivan
• The Sheriff
• The Souvenir
• The Visitor
• The White Crow
• Tit for Tat
• Tolkien
• Two for Joy
• Under the Wire (Escape from Homs)
• Undercliffe
• Undergods
• Vanished
• Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach
• Victoria and Abdul
• Viking Destiny
• Vita and Virginia
• Vitello
• VS.
• We Don't Talk About Love
• Wild Rose
• Yuli
• Zero

Paid in 2016/17
• Allied
• American Honey
• Angelina & Charlize
• Anna and the Apocalypse
• Apostasy
• Beast
• Been So Long
• Best: The Legend
• Breathe
• Calibre
• Demain Tout Commence (Two Is a Family)
• Dependent
• Donkeyote
• Don't Look Down
• Dumbo
• Dunkirk
• Earth: One Amazing Day
• Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
• Fighting with My Family
• First and Only
• Fly Away (working title)
• Generation Revolution
• Ghost Stories
• I Am Not A Witch
• I Go Wild
• Journey's End
• Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
• Justice League
• Malevolent
• Mary Poppins Returns
• My Cousin Rachel
• Nutcracker and the Four Realms
• Oceans Giant Screen
• On Chesil Beach
• Peterloo
• Pin Cushion
• Possum
• Postcards from London
• Ray & Liz
• Ready Player One
• Real Gods Require Blood
• Saving Santa
• Stan and Ollie
• The Aftermath
• The Big Day
• The Children Act
• The Climb
• The Confession: Living the War on Terror
• The Devil Outside
• The Favourite
• The Greasy Strangler
• The Human Touch
• The Levelling
• The Violators
• Transformers: The Last Knight
• Tupperware Party
• War On Everyone
• Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs
• Where Hands Touch
• Williams
• Yardie
• Zoo

Paid in 2015/16:
• 66 Days
• A United Kingdom
• Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
• All For Show
• American Interior
• Assassin's Creed
• Atomic - Living in Dread and Promise
• B&B
• Bad Day for the Cut
• Bird
• Blackbird
• Bridget Jones' Baby
• Chamber
• Daphne
• Dark River
• David Brent - Life on the Road
• Deep Water
• Denial
• Doctor Strange
• Don't Knock Twice
• Fanny Lye Deliver'd
• Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
• Florence Foster Jenkins
• Free Fire
• God's Own Country
• Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
• Hostage to the Devil
• How To Change The World
• I, Daniel Blake
• Introducing Brian
• Jason Bourne
• Jawbone
• Journeyman
• Lady Macbeth
• Lost In France
• Love is All
• Mama Hen
• Mindhorn
• Modern Life is Rubbish
• Moon Dogs
• My Nazi Legacy
• Night Will Fall
• Old Boys
• School In The Cloud
• Sense Of An Ending
• Star Wars: The Last Jedi
• Stockholm My Love
• Swallows and Amazons
• The Conjuring 2
• The Devil's Doorway
• The Girl With All the Gifts
• The Library (Y Ilyfyrgell)
• The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers
• Their Finest
• Time and Again
• Tommy's Honour
• Viceroy's House
• Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D
• Wonder Woman
• You Can Tutu


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