19.5 Leading public investors in British film production, 2011-2013 Table 19.6 shows the leading public agency and public service broadcaster investment in British films for the calendar years 2011-2013. The most frequent public investors were the BFI/UK Film Council with 92 projects and BBC Films/BBC with 66. These projects had combined budgets of £280 million and £238 million respectively. Third was Film4/Channel 4 with 59 projects with a total combined budget of £180 million. These budget figures are for the total budget of the films, including the share of budget provided by other public investors, private investors and pre-sales. Table 19.6 Leading public investors in British film production, 2011-2013 (£ million) Examples BFI/UK Film Council 92 280 Belle, Mr. Turner, Philomena, The Invisible Woman, Chapter 19: Public investment in film in the UK – 211 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Public funder Number Estimated budget i • For more on the UK film economy, see Chapter 21 (page 220) • For more on film education, see Chapter 16 (page 169) • For more on UK film tax relief, see Chapter 18 and http://www.bfi.org.uk/filmindustry/ british- certification-tax-relief The Last Days on Mars, The Selfish Giant BBC Films/BBC 66 238 A Long Way Down, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Far From the Madding Crowd, Pride, Suite Française Film4/Channel 4 59 180 12 Years a Slave, Ex Machina, Hyde Park on Hudson, The Inbetweeners 2, The Riot Club, Trance European agencies1 33 215 A Most Wanted Man, Big Game, I Anna, The Salvation Scottish agencies 25 45 Lore, The Railway Man, Starred Up Irish Film Board 22 50 Byzantium, Calvary, Shadow Dancer Northern Ireland Screen 15 29 Miss Julie, Our Robot Overlords, Whole Lotta Sole Welsh agencies 12 10 Bypass, The Machine, The Silent Storm Northern Film & Media 9 9 I Am Nasrine, The Liability, Song for Marion Screen Yorkshire 8 15 Catch Me Daddy, Death & Supermarkets, Pulp: A Film About Life, Residue EM Media2 5 2 Entity, Jadoo, The Great Hip Hop Hoax Film London 5 0.5 Borrowed Time, Lilting ACE 4 0.4 On Languard Point, The Man Whose Mind Exploded Source: BFI production tracking Notes: In some cases more than one public agency contributed funding to the same film, so there is double counting of budgets and hence no total budget row. 1. Examples of European film funding agencies include the Nordic Film and TV Fund, the German Federal Film Fund, CNC, Swissimage 2. EM Media ceased trading in February 2013.
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