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Chapter 19: Public investment in film in the UK – 207 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Figure 19.1 Public funding for UK film by source, 2012/13 % UK film production tax relief 56.7 National Lottery Distribution Fund 18.0 Film4/Channel 4 and BBC Films/BBC 8.5 DCMS grant-in-aid to the BFI and NFTS 7.7 Other 9.1 Source: BFI 19.2 Spend by agency As Table 19.2 shows, the largest net spender on film in 2012/13 was HMRC (£206 million for film tax relief), followed by the BFI (£92.6 million), Film4/Channel 4 (£17.9 million), Northern Ireland Screen (£15.2 million) and BBC Films/BBC (£12 million). Table 19.2 Net film spend by agency, 2012/13¹ Source £ million % HMRC 206.0 52.5 BFI 92.6 23.6 Film4/Channel 42 17.9 4.6 Northern Ireland Screen 15.2 3.9 BBC Films/BBC3 12.0 3.1 NFTS 7.8 2.0 Scottish agencies4 6.9 1.8 EU MEDIA Programme 5.5 1.4 Creative England 5.2 1.3 Film London 3.9 1.0 Arts Council England5 3.9 1.0 Creative Skillset 3.6 0.9 Welsh agencies6 3.3 0.8 FILMCLUB 3.2 0.8 English regional film 2.1 0.5 archives7 First Light 1.4 0.4 British Council 1.1 0.3 Other English agencies8 0.7 0.2 Heritage Lottery Fund <0.1 <0.1 Total public sector9 392.6 100.0 Notes: 1. Net spend means spend after deducting grants and awards to other organisations in this table. Figures are presented net to avoid double counting. 2. Investment for the calendar year 2013. 3. Investment for the calendar year 2013. 4. Includes film expenditure on the part of Creative Scotland and the Scottish Screen Archive (part of the National Library of Scotland). 5. Includes ACE National Lottery investments (for example from Grants for the Arts) into moving image projects, plus the National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) investment in FLAMIN/Film London. Does not include other NPO investments as detailed breakdowns into film and other artforms are not available. 6. Welsh agencies means Film Agency for Wales, direct spend from the Welsh Assembly Government, and the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales (part of the National Library of Wales). 7. Includes East Anglian Film Archive, Media Archive for Central England (MACE), North East Film Archive, North West Film Archive, Screen Archive South East, South West Film and Television Archive and Yorkshire Film Archive. 8. Includes Northern Film and Media and Screen Yorkshire. 9. The spending tabulated above includes net transfers to and from reserves and spending financed by commercial income (eg from film rights) earned by agencies. For these reasons the total spending by agencies (£392.6 million) is higher than total public funding for film in the 2012/13 year (£363.4 million, Table 19.1). Figures and percentages may not sum to totals due to rounding.


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