what we do

For over ten years, Screen Yorkshire has been at the forefront of championing the film, TV, games and digital industries in Yorkshire and the Humber. Its aim has always been to secure and support the very best projects, companies and individuals, helping to make Yorkshire and the Humber one of the most sought after destinations for production in the UK.

SAMEENA JABEEN AHMED NAMED BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER AT BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (20/10/2014)

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed has been named best British newcomer for her “fearless" performance in thriller Catch Me Daddy at the BFI London Film Festival on Saturday. Daniel Wolfe’s feature directorial debut, about a girl and her boyfriend on the run from a group of bounty hunters sent by her violent criminal family, was filmed in Yorkshire in 2013 with investment from Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES, SCREEN YORKSHIRE AND DJ FILMS ANNOUNCE CAST OF DAD’S ARMY (08/10/2014)

Screen Yorkshire is investing in a feature film remake of the iconic and much loved TV series Dad's Army, to be directed by BAFTA nominated director Oliver Parker.  A stellar, award-winning British cast will star, including Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Danny Mays, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss and Annette Crosbie. Shooting will take place entirely on location in Yorkshire commencing this month.

YANN DEMANGE’S BELFAST THRILLER STARRING JACK O’CONNELL AT UK CINEMAS NOW! (10/10/2014)

Yann Demange's critically acclaimed debut feature, action thriller ‘71 is released at cinemas in the UK by Studio Canal on 10 October. The Warp Films production, set in Belfast but filmed primarily in Sheffield and Leeds with additional scenes filmed in Liverpool received funding from Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund.

FILMING BEGINS IN LEEDS ON THREE PART ITV DRAMA SERIES BLACK WORK STARRING SHERIDAN SMITH (13/10/2014)

Filming has commenced in Leeds on riveting three-part thriller Black Work starring Sheridan Smith, Matthew McNulty, Douglas Henshall, Geraldine James and Phil Davis. Black Work is written by Matt Charman (Our Zoo, Suite Francaise) and is made by Endeavour producers Mammoth Screen for ITV. Screen Yorkshire is investing through the Yorkshire Content Fund.

'TESTAMENT OF YOUTH' OPENS LIFF28 AND LEADS BIGGEST EVER LINE-UP OF NEW YORKSHIRE FILMS

The 28th Leeds International Film Festival opens on Wednesday 5th November with Testament of Youth, which leads the festival’s biggest ever line-up of feature films produced in Yorkshire. Other features screening in the programme backed by Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund include Catch Me Daddy andX+Y.


Yorkshire Content FundInvesting in Production

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Screen Yorkshire invests in content production through the innovative £15m Yorkshire Content Fund. The largest fund of its kind in the UK, the Yorkshire Content Fund is funded with £7,500,000 of investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will be matched by private investment on a project-by-project basis. Our latest investments include Peaky Blinders, '71, Catch Me Daddy, Girls' Night Out, A Miracle and Great Train Robbery.

The Yorkshire Content Fund is supported financially by the European Union. It has attracted £7.5 million investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-13.