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.
This year's BFI London Film Festival saw the welcome return of Market Place Live to the industry events programme within the Production Finance Market wrapper. The decade-old format, devised by Film Export UK, presented by Film London and supported by ScreenSkills involves a panel of industry experts representing key points on the film value chain tracing the path of a fictional feature project – from conception, development, financing and international sales, to release by a distributor - all with the interaction of an appreciative audience who select the film project and the setbacks that befall it.
Picturehouse Central, Oct 16th
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