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13 UK-based sales companies are participating in the UK Film Centre run by Film Export UK at Filmart, Hong Kong this year. The record attendance from the UK is in line with development of the rapidly growing trade show and the increased significance of China and the Asia- Pacific region.

Trainee scheme progresses

FEDS - Film Exhibition, Distribution & Sales Trainee Scheme [#filmFEDS]  is a trainee scheme successfully launched in 2015 that returns this year.

Film Export UK has partnered on the scheme with the Film Distributors' Association (FDA. It has been funded the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund which is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund. Click on this link for more information.










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Film Export UK is the trade body for companies with UK offices selling, marketing & distributing independent feature films around the world.

The association performs a wide range of functions to support and sustain the export of British independent films from UK companies. From operating umbrella stands at key international film festivals and markets to lobbying government on UK film policy, Film Export UK positions itself at the forefront of the international film industry ensuring that its members’ interests are represented at the highest level and striving for the value of their contribution to the UK, both culturally and economically, to be recognised.

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