Contribute to the Film Skills Fund

The Film Skills Fund directly supports skills and training for the UK film industry. The fund is managed by ScreenSkills and paid for by the industry. More than £13 million has been invested in skills and training for UK film production, distribution and exhibition since the fund was established in 1999.

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The fund is dedicated to supporting new entrants as well as experienced professionals. Contributions from productions 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 is one of many ways in which industry helps widen the talent pool and create a workforce fit for the challenges of the 21st century.

Informed by research from the ScreenSkills Skills Forecasting Service, contributions are invested in training to develop skills in shortage areas and for in demand roles needed by the sector. 

How are contributions to the fund calculated?

Studios and production companies producing films in the UK are encouraged to contribute 0.5% of their core UK expenditure up to a cap of £55,000 per production, into the Film Skills Fund which is managed by ScreenSkills.

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 Film Production Liaison Manager Tariq Wahr at tariq.wahr@screenskills.com

What is the fund used for?

In 2018/19, contributions of just over £700,000 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:

  • In 2018/19, 74 new-entrants participated in Trainee Finder, a paid placement scheme which matches trainees with productions to offer proper on-the-job experience. Of the selected candidates 66% female, 60% from outside London and 20% black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME).
  • The Skills Fund funded 121 production placements, or 727 weeks of on-set training, for Trainee Finder Trainees.
  • Investment in training courses including Step into Production Accounts from The Production Guild, Leading Lights in Distribution by the Film Distributors Association, ShortFlix by Creative England and Location Manager by Sgil Cymru.

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.

2019/20 contributing productions

  • After Love
  • Amulet
  • Apostle
  • Bleed
  • Concrete Plans
  • Doggerland
  • Final Ascent
  • Herself
  • Invisible
  • Runrig - The Final Mile
  • Surge
  • The Father
  • The Man From Mo'Wax
  • The Souvenir: Part II
  • The Witches

2018/19 contributing productions

  • 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

2017/18 contributing productions

  •  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 
  • lkley  
  • 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

2016/17 contributing productions

  • 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

2015/16 contributing productions

  • 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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