Indie Supporters

Supporters and collaborators of independent film


Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people’s lives.

As the national development agency for the arts, we support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, carnival to crafts.

BBC Films is the feature film-making arm of the BBC. It is firmly established at the forefront of British independent film-making and co-produces approximately eight films a year.

Working in partnership with major international and UK distributors, including Miramax, PolyGram, Fox, Buena Vista, Pathé and UIP, BBC Films aims to make strong British films with range and ambition and is committed to finding and developing new talent, as well as collaborating with some of the foremost writers and directors in the industry.

The UK Film Council is the lead agency for film in the UK ensuring that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented at home and abroad.

The UK Film Council invest Government grant-in-aid and Lottery money in film development and production; skills development; international development and export promotion; distribution and exhibition; and education. The aim, is to deliver lasting benefits to the industry and the public alike.

Northern Film & Media,  Vision & Media, and Screen Yorkshire are working in partnership to bring you a new accessible, online database.

This showcases crew, facilities, creative and digital talent from across the whole of the North of England. Northern Exposure holds details of over 3,000 freelancers and companies working in the production & creative industries.


Founded in 1992, it has become Britain’s leading independent film organisation, hosting training courses on all aspects of film production, and organising the Raindance Film Festival each October.

By combining both training and exhibition directly, Raindance sets out to promote both independent films and filmmaking to a wider public.

Film4 develops and co-finances film productions and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established.

Film4 is a founding partner of the Warp X digital studio.