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.
An annual feature of the independent film calendar since 1981, the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California is from 31st October to 7th November. Many UK companies will travel to the Greater Los Angeles area, the home of moviemaking.
For the third year since it was revived in 2016 there will be a UK umbrella space at the market. The UK Film Centre will return to the Zuma and Topanga rooms on the 7th floor atrium of the Loews Santa Moinica Beach Hotel. The space is supported by the BFI Lottery and the Department for International Trade. Information about the UK's presence at AFM 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.