Film Export UK is the trade body for companies with UK offices that sell independent feature films internationally.
The association was set up in 2007 by the great majority of the UK's significant numbers of experienced and innovative film sales companies (often called "sales agents"). The UK is one of only three countries boasting such a concentration, the others being USA and France.
The members of the association handle the licensing and international distribution of UK and non-UK produced and co-produced feature films and other audio-visual content in all genres, media and formats.
With several interesting UK films in the works, optimism is high that British productions and co-productions will again feature strongly in the selectors' eventual programme at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival starting on September 6th.
The festival attracts large numbers of attendees from the UK including producers, financiers, public film promotion and cultural agencies, and sales agents many of whom make the UK Film Centre their base. The space (pictured right) is supported by the BFI Lottery and the Department for International Trade. Shortly before the festival begins, information about the UK's presence at TIFF will appear at weareukfilm.com.
For up-to-the-minute information about UK films and film companies at the latest international festivals and markets, visit www.weareukfilm.com and sign up to receive updates.