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Kevin Macdonald and David Bond join judging panel for Doc/fest Film Comp (09/08/2010)

Members of the public as well as film professionals can enter short films about how technology has changed their lives. The winners chosen by the judging panel will receive a cash prize of up to £10,000.

Doctor Who returns to Sheffield (29/09/2010)

Doctor Who fans the world over will be once again be playing the Doctor and Amy on further adventures across time and space, as the BBC confirms that it has recomissioned Sheffield-based videogames developer Sumo Digital to create further ground-breaking Doctor Who: The Adventure Games for release in 2011.

Son of Babylon selected as Iraq's Official Entry for Oscars 2011! (08/07/2010)

Leeds / Iraqi film Son of Babylon has been selected as Iraq's official entry for the foreign language Oscar at the 2011 Academy Awards. Son of Babylon is directed by Mohamed Al-Daradji , co-written by Mohamed Al-Daradji and Jennifer Norridge and produced by Leeds based Human Film with support from Screen Yorkshire's Production Fund .


Screen Yorkshire and the Showroom welcomed renowned Actor David Morrissey (State of Play, Nowhere Boy, Red Riding, The Deal, Dr Who) to Sheffield in June 2010 for a very special screening of his feature directorial debut,' Don't Worry About Me'. David talks about his journey from play to screen in this video recorded for the Film Toolkit.


The North Yorkshire Digital Cinema programme opened at its first host venue, Whitby Pavilion , on Thursday 30th September. The event kick started an exciting programme of the latest cinema releases to be shown at the stunning cliff-side venue over the coming months. The launch marked the very first Rural Cinema Initiative in the UK to get a digital standard image onto a screen.


Anna Maxwell Martin and David Morrissey lead the cast in Andrew Davies's new three-part adaptation of South Riding, by Winifred Holtby, for BBC One. The production is shooting for a period of eight weeks from 2nd August across a range of urban and coastal locations in Yorkshire and Humber, including Bradford, Leeds, Harrogate and the East Coast.


A truly unique and historic city, York is renowned for its Roman, Viking, and Medieval heritage, exquisite architecture and wealth of attractions - such as the iconic York Minster (the largest Gothic Cathedral north of the Alps); the National Railway Museum, York Dungeon, Jorvik Viking Centre and nearby Castle Howard.


Following the success of last year, Bradford City of Film is launching its second year of short film commissions for the 2010 Made in Bradford Competition. City of Film invites proposals from Bradford-based film makers who want to create a short film which addresses the theme ‘Made in Bradford'.


Developers, brands, agencies and individuals working in the digital media industries in Yorkshire came together for Screen Yorkshire's' Mobile Manifest' to share information, ideas and experiences from the brave new world of app development. Watch our video...

Creative Industries Support - Have Your Say (12/07/2010)

Like most organisations which are publicly funded, Screen Yorkshire is facing cuts to its budgets. That means it is more important than ever that we ensure we are focusing our activities on those areas which are of most value and benefit to you.


The 17 th Bradford International Film Festival opened at the National Media Museum last night with a glittering black tie reception and a screening of Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. The Bradford International Film Festival , co-funded by Screen Yorkshire , will showcase 31 UK and 11 world premieres and more than 100 features from countries all over the world

'Son of Babylon' - in UK Cinemas from 11th February (27/01/2011)

After a phenomenally successful tour of the world's leading film festivals in 2010, multi award winning Leeds / Iraqi feature film Son of Babylon is finally released in cinemas in the UK from 11th February.


The Leeds International Film Festival opens on 4th November with the hugely anticipated British drama 'The King's Speech'. Fresh from critical triumph at its world premiere screenings at Toronto International Film Festival, where the film also won the prestigious People's Choice Award,' The King's Speech' will have an exclusive screening at Leeds International Film Festival ahead of its UK release in January.


The BBC has announced the companies who have been selected to take part in the new @North commissioning initiative being led by BBC Children's, coming from across the North-East, North-West and Yorkshire there is a mix of companies, including small digital companies who have not previously worked with the BBC.


Warp Films have unveiled their new digital download store, offering DRM-free downloads in different sizes scaled to fit any device. Music documentary ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES, Shane Meadows' LE DONK AND SCOR-ZAY-ZEE and ARCTIC MONKEYS AT THE APOLLO are amongst the first releases.

Filmmakers Invited to Pitch to the Dragons! (16/02/2011)

Are you a film-maker seeking investment for an exciting new project or looking to put a brilliant script into production? Or maybe you have an idea or innovation that could revolutionise how the industry works? If so, the Dragons would like to hear from you. After its record breaking series in 2010, Dragons’ Den is open for business once again, giving entrepreneurs from across the country the opportunity to pitch for investment and fulfil their business ambitions.

A PASSIONATE WOMAN - BBC ONE, 11th & 18th APRIL (06/04/2010)

Kay Mellor's hotly anticipated two part drama adaptation of 'A Passionate Woman' is set to premiere on BBC One this weekend, with the first episode screening this Sunday at 9pm, followed by the second on 18th April.


Coined as the 'Steel City', Sheffield is actually the greenest in the UK, with 4 trees to every person that lives there. Sheffield is famed for its award winning public spaces, providing a backdrop for arts and entertainment including an urban music festival and one of the largest temperature glasshouses in the UK. The city has seen major regeneration over the last decade and boasts a broad range of architectural styles to fit any film maker's needs.


A newly-formed consortium has been awarded Lottery funding by the UK Film Council to bring the latest in digital cinema to venues across rural North Yorkshire. The North Yorkshire Rural Cinema Pilot Scheme will be delivered by a consortium helmed by Screen Yorkshire, and comprising the community arts company Blaize, the National Media Museum in Bradford and North Yorkshire County Council.


Treasured cricket memories, both past and present, are being shown on the big screen at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground during this week's Australia v Pakistan Test Match. While the players battle it out at the crease the films will entertain the crowds between the action, offering clips of professional, amateur and street games taken from the vaults of the Yorkshire Film Archive. Watch the film online now.


Digital media companies from across the region have demonstrated world leading innovation through a collaboration to develop the first ever audio-only game, built solely for the iPhone® and iPod Touch®. Unique mobile phone app Aurifi TM (pronounced ‘or-if-eye') allows players to interact with sound in the same way that video games let them interact with graphic objects.

4iP and Screen Yorkshire invest in Patient Opinion (03/06/2010)

4iP, Channel 4's digital investment fund, and Screen Yorkshire, the regional screen agency for Yorkshire and Humber, today announce a joint investment in Patient Opinion.

Statement Relating to DCMS proposal to Abolish the UK FIlm Council (28/07/2010)

As one of Screen Yorkshire's key funders and stakeholders the Government's proposal to abolish the UK Film Council is clearly concerning. The future path for funding and support for the industry is currently unclear, but Screen Yorkshire aims to ensure that Yorkshire and Humber continues to play a key role in the UK Film Industry. The following statement has been issued by Screen England, the network of the nine regional screen agencies, in response to Jeremy Hunt's written statement proposing the abolition of the UK Film Council.

YABA Seeks Businesses for Investment Forum (16/08/2010)

Yorkshire Association of Business Angels is looking for investment ready, start-up or early growth stage businesses with high growth potential for the next YABA investment forum on 21 September in Leeds, which is being sponsored by Yorkshire Bank.

Malaysian TV dramas given Bradford backdrop (16/08/2010)

Bradford is set to play a starring role in two Malaysian TV dramas thanks to its City of Film status. Producers of Kau Tak Pernah Jauh (You Never Be Away) and Mimpi Sabrina (Sabrina's Dream) approached Bradford Council's city centre management team for permission to film in the city having seen it earn the prestigious UNESCO title last year.


The Astronomer's Sun, a stunning animated short produced on Screen Yorkshire's Digital Shorts scheme, has beaten a strong shortlist of contenders to take the inaugural Northern Futures Award in the film category. Runners up Dominic LeClerc and Left Eye Blind, also hail from the region.


If you have an interest in film and TV, festivals and event organisation or just want to meet new people, work in a fast paced environment, with a fun high-energy team, then we want you!

Son of Babylon To Close Raindance Film Festival (09/09/2010)

Oscar contender Son of Babylon will be the closing film at Raindance, the UK's premiere indie film festival, which runs from 29th September - 10th October. The Iraq-set drama, directed by Mohamed Al Daradji and produced by Leeds' Human Film, screens in International competition at the festival. Screen Yorkshire supported Son of Babylon through it's Production Fund.

Screen Yorkshire Digital Shorts Encounter Film Success (23/09/2010)

Two short films commissioned by Screen Yorkshire under the digital shorts scheme have been accepted into competition at this year's Encounters Short Film Festival. Soul Flowers and The Astronomer's Sun will both be screened as part of the festival which takes place in Bristol, 16 - 21 November.

'The King's Speech' Wins The People’s Choice prize at Toronto (21/09/2010)

'The King's Speech', directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler, was awarded the People's Choice prize at Toronto Film Festival at the weekend, a mark of recognition which previously set British film 'Slumdog Millionaire' on the awards success trail. Screen Yorkshire provided ongoing crew and locations support during the Yorkshire leg of the shoot, which employed a number of regional crew and also features hundreds of local extras in period costume.  

THIS IS ENGLAND ‘86 - Channel4, from 7th September, 10pm (25/08/2010)

The long awaited sequel to Shane Meadows' BAFTA award winning film This Is England will screen on Channel 4 next month. The first of four episodes will screen on Tuesday 7th September at 10pm, with subsequent episodes screening each Tuesday thereafter. This Is England '86 is produced by Sheffield's internationally renowned Warp Films. Screen Yorkshire backed the films through its Production Fundand supported Warp Films to crew up locally for the South Yorkshire shoot.


Sixty independent games companies from across the UK will meet with potential investors at ‘Games Invest 2010', which takes place at the Eurogamer Expo this Friday, 1st October, in London. ‘Games Invest 2010' aims to inform enterprising independent games companies about the latest financing opportunities through a series of sessions, followed by the opportunity to meet with potential investors, pitch their projects and network.


For the past 23 years MezzoFilms has stood strong as one of Yorkshire's largest and busiest production companies. Following on from this success the business has developed and diversified into exciting new areas. MezzoGroup is now a major player as a creative content agency, providing media content solutions to a wide range of clients nationally and internationally.

Team 17 Launches Worms Reloaded (27/08/2010)

Osset based developer Team 17 releases the much anticipated WormsTM Reloaded this week. Since its announcement earlier this month, WormsTM Reloaded has become the talk of the internet, with thousands upon thousands of people professing their rediscovered love of a series that has been a significant part of their gaming lives. In fact, it is very hard to find a PC gamer that has not yet played a WormsTM title!

Last Call for Games Invest 2010 Early Bird tickets! (01/09/2010)

UK games developers interested in attracting games investment only have until Monday 6th September to buy a special £35 Early Bird ticket (full price £50) to the Games Invest 2010 event at the Eurogamer Expo on October 1st in London.


On Wednesday 3 November the 17th Sheffield Doc/Fest opens with the UK premiere of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, attended by Joan Rivers and award-winning filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The End of America, The Devil Came on Horseback).


Screen Yorkshire joined fans for a very special preview event of Channel 4's upcoming four-part serial ‘This is England '86' at the Showroom in Sheffield, the city where it was made, last night. Key cast including Thomas Turgoose, Vicky McClure, Andrew Shim and Joe Gilgun attended the event, along with director Shane Meadows and producer Mark Herbert from Sheffield's internationally renowned Warp Films.

THIS IS ENGLAND ‘86 - Tuesday at 10pm on Channel 4 (06/09/2010)

The long awaited sequel to Shane Meadows' BAFTA award winning This Is England screens on Channel 4 this month. This Is England '86 is produced by Sheffield's internationally renowned Warp Films. Screen Yorkshire backed the films through its Production Fundand supported Warp Films to crew up locally for the Sheffield shoot.


The Production Company is an award winning video production company, based in Leeds and working throughout the region, UK and on international location. Established in 2000, the company specialises in professional film production media from concept to completion and has a highly qualified team of production loving experts including producers, researchers, directors, skilled camera operators, sound engineers, editors and motion graphics designers.

3D IN YOUR FACE: 21-22 October (15/09/2010)

**New speakers announced!** Screen Yorkshire is delighted to announce that 3 more high-profile industry experts have been added to the already strong line-up for 3D IN YOUR FACE; a two day, cross platform conference taking place at the National Media Museum in Bradford, 21-22 October.

First time filmmakers wanted for 48 Hour Film Challenge! (07/09/2010)

Bradford City of Film is offering first time filmmakers from across Yorkshire the chance to take part in an exciting new film challenge. The 48 Hour Film Challenge is a brand new project, which aims to enthuse, engage, educate and inspire a new generation of filmmakers in Yorkshire.


Peter Salmon, Director, BBC North joined Sally Joynson, Chief Executive, Screen Yorkshire, in Leeds earlier this month to announce the first wave of companies that will be commissioned under the BBC's @North initiative. Three out of the five companies commissioned are based in Yorkshire.


Hard hitting gangster film Freight, which delves into the dark underbelly of the human traffic trade,will screen at the Raindance FIlm Festival in London on 5th October prior to a limited release at cinemas across the UK. Shot entirely in Leeds with a local crew, the fast paced action film features a number of well known faces amongst it's cast.


Sharp-eyed television viewers from the region may have recognised the backdrop of the slick new detective drama which debuted on ITV on Monday. DCI Banks: Aftermath, starring Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Grafters) is based on the hugely successful novel from award-winning international crime writer Peter Robinson, who was born in Leeds. The 2 x 60 min drama, produced by Left Bank Pictures, was filmed on location in Yorkshire earlier this year

Leeds International Film Festival Call For Volunteers (21/09/2010)

Leeds International Film Festival is looking for confident, enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to assist in the Film Festival venues and by undertaking marketing tasks. As a volunteer, you'll get free Film Festival tickets, invitations to exclusive Film Festival parties and the opportunity to meet like minded people.

Racing Reels set to take York Race Goers on a 60 year film ride! (05/10/2010)

York has famously been connected with racing for hundreds of years, and many exciting moments have been recorded on film, by professionals and amateurs alike. Thanks to funding from Screen Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Film Archive has teamed up with York Races to take race goers on a 60 year film ride of their lives.


Screen Yorkshire distributes Regional Investment Fund for England (RIFE) lottery awards on behalf of the UK Film Council. We have a final supplementary call for applications from producers under the funding priority aimed at supporting the development of high-quality film and moving image media activity in the Yorkshire and Humber region: Spark Plus. Shoots Music Video For British Bollywood Star (07/10/2010)

Leeds-based digital production company has directed and produced the UK launch music video for British Bollywood star, dubbed Asia's answer to Britney Spears, Annie Khalid.

Games Invest welcomes over 100 gaming delegates (07/10/2010)

Screen Yorkshire and Game Republic hosted a sell-out games investor event as part of the Eurogamer Expo in London on 1st October. Games Invest provided an opportunity for over 60 games companies to find out more about games investment, and also have an opportunity to network and pitch informally and formally to investors.


It has been announced that full-service digital agency twentysix has taken leading mobile and app specialist agency Creative North under its wing to create a new specialist division, twentysix Mobile.

Digital Film Archive Fund - Call for Applications (08/10/2010)

This is a focused call for projects addressing very specific technical solutions for archive content needing additional support to be digitised, catalogued and made available to a wider public. The call is looking to address issues which require technical innovation rather than investment through existing technology. Ideally the award will support the preservation and digitisation of specific content as well as developing techniques and technology to be shared with wider screen heritage sector.

GOT A SPARE 5 MINS? FANCY a free ticket to Thinking Digital Conference 2011? (14/10/2010)

Working with Screen Yorkshire, NorthernNet are carrying out research into whether the digital and creative industries across the North could benefit from Digital Workflow and Cloud Computing Solutions, as well as how they can further commercialise their Intellectual Property.

UKTI Funding for World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (18/10/2010)

The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) holds its 18th annual event from November 30th to December 3rd in Dresden, Germany. The event is a dedicated international market place for the best in science and history programs and other related genres has become a must-attend gathering for producers, broadcasters and distributors working in specialist factual television.

Join the Sheffield Doc/Fest Team! (23/03/2011)

Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK's premier documentary festival, conference and marketplace – attracting the biggest names in docs from the world over. Sheffield Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in June.

Screen Yorkshire Restructure (30/03/2011)

Many of you will be aware that Screen Yorkshire has been facing challenging times due to public funding cuts and the abolition of our two key funders - Yorkshire Forward and the UK Film Council. We have had to restructure in order to put the organisation on a strong and stable footing for the next 12 months.

Screen Yorkshire announces new £15m content fund for TV, film, games and digital sectors (09/03/2012)

A new £15 million fund to invest in creative content within film, TV, games and the digital sector within Yorkshire and Humber has been announced by Screen Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Content Fund has secured £7,500,000 of investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will be further matched by private sector investors on a project-by-project basis. The Yorkshire Content Fund is managed by Screen Yorkshire and will invest in content creation by Yorkshire-based companies as well as being used to attract productions looking to locate within the region.

Screen Yorkshire Recruitment (09/02/2012)

Screen Yorkshire is recruiting two new posts to support its new and innovative £15m investment programme into film, TV, video games and digital content. Working as part of a small dynamic team these positions will contribute toward the operation of the Yorkshire Content Fund and the systems and processes behind it. The Yorkshire Content Fund is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Series Producer Programme 2012 (09/03/2012)

The BBC Academy and TRC media have launched the new Series Producer Programme 2012, aimed at experienced network television producers based in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the North of England. The programme is designed to hone the skills of network TV producers to the level of series producer. Over the course of 10 months, the SPP will provide a range of top flight masterclasses and specialist training in series producer skills and offer unprecedented access to commissioning editors and key decision makers within the BBC.

First Light Young Film Fund (01/03/2012)

The BFI's Lottery funded film initiative for 5-19 year olds has opened for applications. There are two forms of grant available and the deadline for appications is 23rd April.

Screen Yorkshire and Northern Film & Media take Triangle 2012 film talent scheme UK-wide (19/03/2012)

Triangle 2012 is a new national talent development initiative to support emerging writers, directors and producers in film to develop new working relationships – ‘triangles’. The 11 month programme builds on the pan-Northern Triangle pilot in 2011 and now opens up to talent from across the UK. Triangle 2012 is funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of A Bigger Future 2 , the UK’s Film Skills Strategy.

iFeatures2 launches (06/03/2012)

iFeatures is a development and production initiative, now searching for the best film makers across the UK. From an open call 16 teams will be invited to enter a development programme which has both financial support and also editorial support from iFeatures, and the funding partners BFI, BBC Films, and Creative England.

Yorkshire Content Fund hits the road (11/04/2012)

The Yorkshire Content fund is coming to a city near you... Screen Yorkshire is organising a series of events to promote and explain their new £15m content fund for TV, film, games and digital. Book your place now to hear more about the objectives of the fund and how your company can access it.

AUSFILM WEEK - LONDON – MAY 13TH TO 15TH 2012 (08/03/2012)

Ausfilm Week London will be held from May 13th to 15th, 2012. Ausfilm is hosting this targeted event, pre-Cannes, to develop co-production opportunities between Australian and UK producers for both feature film and high-end television series. The event schedule will feature meetings for Australian producers with UK counterparts for specific co-production projects that hold international appeal.

Archive films used in pioneering approach to tackling dementia and memory loss. (18/03/2012)

Films from the collections housed at the Yorkshire Film Archive are at the forefront of a pioneering project to connect the past to the present, and bring back memories to share and enjoy. Working with experts from Age UK, the Alzheimer’s Society and Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA), the Yorkshire Film Archive has created “Memory Bank”, an innovative series of carefully curated themed DVDs and online films, plus a wealth of information and activities for use in reminiscence therapy and life story work. The development of Memory Bank has been supported by the Screen Heritage UK Programme: a partnership between the BFI, Screen Yorkshire and English Regional Film Archives

Screen Yorkshire announces new Board structure (03/05/2012)

Screen Yorkshire has appointed three new Board Members, including Sarah Doole , Creative Director for Drama and Head of Indie Drama at BBC Worldwide, as it embarks on delivering the £15m Yorkshire Content Fund for TV, film, games and digital. Sarah is joined by ex-Director of Finance at ITV, Ian Roe, and Richard Gerard who has held Financial Director positions at ITV and B&Q.

Yorkshire Creative Powerhouses Combine To Launch New Music Publishing Company (30/05/2012)

Two of Yorkshire’s most creative and dynamic companies have joined forces to form a new music publishing company, as part of a deal with one of the world’s top music companies, Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM). True North and Organiq Music - both based in Leeds - have jointly created “Pitch Music” to publish the extensive body of music composed for national and international programmes. The two companies have collaborated for several  years, with Organiq composing music for many of True North’s most successful and popular TV series,


Chapel Allerton film festival opens to entries (14/06/2012)

This year's Chapel Allerton Short Film Festival is now open for entries. The festival is looking for films of all genres to include in our programme and wants to encourage local filmmakers of all backgrounds and disciplines to apply. The variety of the material is what makes the festival a success – everything from professional drama productions to primary school projects. And all are in with a chance of winning our audience award. Last year’s audience favourite, Imagine, was a solo project by local teenager Alfie Barker.

Screen Yorkshire at Edinburgh International Film Festival (15/06/2012)

Screen Yorkshire will join other key financiers on a 'Meet the Funders' Panel at the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Screen Yorkshire's Head of Investments Hugo Heppell will join Film4, BFI, Creative England, Creative Scotland, Northern Ireland Film and Film Agency Wales on the BFI organised panel. It will take place on Thursday 28th June. Warp X's Berberian Sound Studio, financed by Screen Yorkshire, will have its world premiere at the festival.

Screen Yorkshire announces strategic advisory panel (18/06/2012)

Screen Yorkshire has announced its panel of financial, legal and media experts who will independently advise it on the new £15m Yorkshire Content Fund (YCF). The Independent Advisory Panel’s (IAP) role is to scrutinise and advise on the portfolio of investments across the YCF and ensure it is hitting targets for recoupment, job creation and economic activity. The Yorkshire Content Fund will invest £7.5m of European Regional Development Funding into TV, film, games and digital which will be matched with private investment on a project-by-project basis.

The Northern Business Incubator Summer School 16-20 July 2012 - call for entries (22/06/2012)

The Northern Business Incubator Summer School 16-20 July 2012. Call for entries is now open, deadline: 2 July. Bursaries are available to help with course fees. The Northern Business Incubator’s Summer School is a business training course for film professionals. The course gives one-to-one business advice to help you set up or develop your film business with an emphasis on working in the regions. Based at Showroom, Sheffield.

Film Society of the Year Awards - open for applications (22/06/2012)

BFFS is delighted to announce that the Film Society of the Year Awards 2012 is now open for applications. Whether you’re a new group or an established award winner, BFFS would love to see an application from your community cinema or film society. This year there are 10 award categories to apply for, including the Filmbank Audience Award, which comes with a cash prize of £1000 for the winner.

Directors UK & Second Light: Directors Lab (06/07/2012)

Are you 16-25 years of age? Do you have some experience of making films?  Would you like the opportunity to learn for free from Award-winning directors exactly what the role and work of a professional director is? Then the Directors UK & Second Light: “Director’s LAB” could be for you. It is taking place from 31st August to 2nd September in Yorkshire (venue tba).

2.8 days later winners announced (16/07/2012)

2.8 Days Later, the innovative short film competition which challenged aspiring filmmakers to write, shoot and finish a film in less than three days, has announced the three winners of prestigious prizes, as selected by the media, the public, and a panel of high profile judges from the film industry, including Chief Executive of Screen Yorkshire, Sally Joynson.

The Best of Yorkshire: Creative (18/07/2012)

UKTI and Yorkshire Gold have organised a breakfast breifing event to celebrate Yorkshire's creative industries and highlight UK innovation in these sectors. The event takes place on 1st August and speakers include Sally Joynson, Chief Executive of Screen Yorkshire.

Music Industry Yorkshire briefing (28/08/2012)

Music Industry Yorkshire, the region's music business development network has teamed up with UK Trade and Investment to run a briefing session for businesses and individuals who work in the Screen, Music and Digital sectors that may be considering visiting international trade events or conferences.

Power to the Pixel (PttP) presents The Cross-Media Forum 16 – 19 October 2012 (03/09/2012)

PttP’s 6 th annual Cross-Media Forum, held in association with the 56 th BFI London Film Festival, will hear from some of the most influential and innovative people working across film, TV, advertising, publishing, interactive and games from around the world.

Devise to Deliver 2 (10/09/2012)

Do you have an idea for a film or transmedia experience? Or an immersive cross-platform tweety, facebookey, tumbled, hash-tagged thing that needs new funding and distribution options? Do you want to get funding and an audience for it? Sheffield Doc/Fest and Crossover Labs, supported by Creative Skillset, are delighted to announce the return of Devise to Deliver (D2D), a groundbreaking 7-month training scheme designed for innovative filmmakers and mediamakers wishing to broaden their understanding of the possibilities of digital media.

Arts Council England launches Creative Industries Finance Fund (12/09/2012)

Arts Council England has launched the Creative Industry Finance pilot scheme for Yorkshire & Humber. The scheme offers small-to-medium sized businesses in any artform access to loans of between £5,000 and £25,000 and business development support. The one-year pilot programme runs until 31 March 2013 and is aimed specifically at creative and cultural entrepreneurs who have been unable to obtain lending elsewhere.

Connect Yorkshire launches Fit for Funding programme for Yorkshire companies (12/09/2012)

Connect Yorkshire is launching a ‘Fit for Funding’ programme, a series of six workshops to ensure Yorkshire companies have the knowledge and are best placed to secure the debt and equity funding they need for expansion.

National Media Museum Discovers World’s First Colour Moving Pictures (13/09/2012)

The National Media Museum in Bradford has unveiled the earliest colour moving pictures ever made. The Museum will now invite the public to see these vivid images from its Collection for the first time in over a hundred years in a new display which has now opened. Screen Yorkshire was a funder and a project partner with the Yorkshire Film Archive and National Media Museum.

Berberian sounds out critics (13/09/2012)

Warp X’s latest production Berberian Sound Studio has received astounding critical acclaim and is still available to view at some cinemas and at Curzon-on-Demand. Peter Strickland, the director of Katalin Varga , returns with a very different tale of an introverted sound engineer from the English suburbs and his assignment at a sleazy Italian post-production studio. Screen Yorkshire is a partner and financier of all Warp X productions.

LAIKA & Aardman Animations Headline Bradford Animation Festival (18/09/2012)

Guests from two of the world's leading animation studios will descend on the National Media Museum in Bradford this November for the 19 th edition of the Bradford Animation Festival, which takes place from 13 th – 17 th November 2012. US Studio LAIKA (Coraline, ParaNorman) headline this year’s festival alongside Bristol based Aardman Animations ( Wallace and Gromit, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists) in another exciting edition of BAF, which celebrates the best in new animation from around the world.

Screen Yorkshire makes first investment from new Yorkshire Content Fund (25/09/2012)

Gangs, Guns, Communists, Returning Soldiers and Revolutionaries…. Screen Yorkshire has announced the first major project to shoot in Yorkshire due to investment from the new Yorkshire Content Fund. Peaky Blinders is an epic gangster family saga that is a six-part BBC2 commission. It will film throughout Yorkshire for eight weeks this autumn. The Yorkshire Content Fund will invest £7.5m of European Regional Development Funding into TV, film, games and digital.  

Derrick the Deathfin launches on SONY PSN 10th October (08/10/2012)

Derrick the Deathfin is the world’s first underwater papercraft videogame. It’s a fast-paced arcade action title set in a unique aquatic world made entirely out of paper & card. In the game Derrick rampages around the globe munching on paper creatures and destroying everything he sees under the guise of avenging the death of his parents. Derrick the Deathfin was financed by Screen Yorkshire and Channel 4 as part of the 4iP initiative. It is available on Sony PSN from 9th October (US) and 10th October (EU).

Berberian Sound Studio nominated for seven BIFAs (05/11/2012)

Berberian Sound Studio, a Warp X production backed by Screen Yorkshire, has been nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs). The story of an introverted sound engineer's assignment at a sleazy Italian post production studio is up for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor awards as well as cinematography and, unsurprisingly, sound design..

Final four teams selected for Triangle Development Scheme (19/11/2012)

Screen Yorkshire and Northern Film & Media have announced the final four teams for Triangle film development scheme and secured additional investment from Creative England for the projects. After five months of training and skills development four teams have progressed to the final stage of project development on Triangle 2012, the national film development scheme for producer, director and writer ‘triangles’. Triangle 2012 is managed by Screen Yorkshire and Northern Film & Media , and is funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of A Bigger Future 2, the UK’s Film Skills Strategy. Creative England is now providing £5000 development funding for each project as they develop to be market ready.

Canada-UK Co-Production Forum announced (13/12/2012)

Creatives has announced a Canada – UK Co-Production Forum for Television to be held in London and Manchester , 4th - 7th February 2013. There will be a delegation of 15 Production companies and Broadcast representatives from the province of British Columbia coming to the UK, to discuss and develop opportunities in Scripted Drama. Hugo Heppell, Head of Investments at Screen Yorkshire, will be at the event to talk about the Yorkshire Content Fund and co-production opportunities.

Screen Yorkshire adds royals and robbery to £2m production slate (17/01/2013)

Screen Yorkshire has added five major film and TV investments to its production slate with a total value of £2m investment from the Yorkshire Content Fund. The productions are Ecosse Films’ VE-day feature Girls’ Night Out ; World Productions’ two feature length dramas for BBC1 entitled The Great Train Robbery ; Warp Films’ hotly anticipated feature ‘ 71 ;  gritty West Yorkshire chase movie Catch Me Daddy from Emu Films ; and A Miracle a UK-French-German-Turkish co-production.

Are you on The List? Two new talent development schemes give breaks to Yorkshire’s new creative talent (22/01/2013)

Screen Yorkshire has announced two new development schemes as part of its strategy to invest in production and creative talent within the region. The List will offer up to thirty trainees the opportunity to work on the latest film and TV blockbusters being filmed in Yorkshire. Triangle 2013 is a national programme to develop Writer, Director and Producer partnerships.  Both schemes are funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ‘A Bigger Future 2’, the UK film skills strategy.

RTS Yorkshire Launch the Programme Awards for 2013 (04/03/2013)

The RTS Yorkshire Centre has announced that their ninth annual awards ceremony will be held at The Queens Hotel, Leeds on Monday 24th June 2013. The Awards will recognise and celebrate high quality television and digital media production in the Yorkshire Centre region and the excellence of the production and technical crews.

Twenty Yorkshire trainees accepted onto The List (06/03/2013)

Twenty trainees have been selected to be on The List – Screen Yorkshire’s new craft and technical trainee scheme. The trainees took part in a two day induction to learn all about the industry and their departments from leading HODs and Producers. Trainees will be placed on Yorkshire-based film and TV drama productions during 2013 and productions will receive a 70% salary subsidy from Screen Yorkshire.

Could your business benefit from visiting the Cannes film festival? (06/03/2013)

Maximize your opportunities: Join 11000 film industry professionals at the 2013 Marche du Film. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in Yorkshire and the Humber in conjunction with Screen Yorkshire would like to support a selected group of businesses to get the most out of the Cannes Film festival conference by providing an export mentoring package specifically tailored to meet the needs of Cannes attendees.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell head to Yorkshire (08/04/2013)

Screen Yorkshire has become one of the partners in a major new UK-Canada co-production. Jonathan Strnage & Mr Norrell is going into pre-production this month with a world class production team and international co-producers in place, brokered by Far Moor Media. The carefully constructed team now in place are: Endemol Worlwide Distribution, BBC America, Bell Media’s Space and Screen Yorkshire, along with production companies Cuba Pictures, Feel Films, Quebec’s Cite Amerique and co-production specialist Far Moor. The seven part series for BBC One is based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke, set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return.

Made in Britain: Warp Films at 10. 4th-30th April 2013 (20/03/2013)

Made In Britain by the BFI looks at a production company which has been at the heart of British film's renaissance - presenting a season of films and events that celebrate the 10th anniversary of Warp Films. This April the BFI celebrates 10 years of pioneering British film from Warp Films, a production company which has been at the heart of British film's recent renaissance - including Submarine, This is England, and Tyrannosaur, many of which Screen Yorkshire has financed.


The shoot is underway on Warp Films'  '71 a nail-biting thriller set in a city descending into chaos . '71 is the debut feature from director Yann Demange ( Top Boy, Dead Set ), starring Jack O’Connell ( 300-Rise of an Empire, Eden Lake, This is England , Skins ), with Paul Anderson ( Sherlock Holmes, The Sweeney ), Richard Dormer ( Good Vibrations ), Sean Harris ( Prometheus, Harry Brow n), Martin McCann ( Shadow Dancer, Jump ), Charlie Murphy ( The Village,  Love/Hate ), Sam Reid ( Serena , Anonymous ) and  David Wilmot ( Anna Karenina, The Guard ). '71 is backed by Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund.


Principal photography has been completed on Daniel Wolfe’s feature directorial debut, the thriller CATCH ME DADDY, supported by Screen Yorkshire through the Yorkshire Content Fund. Trainees on Screen Yorkshire’s ‘The List’ scheme were amongst the local crew employed on the six week shoot on location in the region. 

Death Comes to Pemberley; X+Y and PULP & Sheffield Receive Funding (24/06/2013)

Death Comes to Pemberley; X+Y and PULP & Sheffield all to receive Screen Yorkshire financing in further production boost for Yorkshire.

'Peaky Blinders' to premiere on the big screen at Edinburgh Film Festival June 25 (31/05/2013)

Epic gangster drama Peaky Blinders, filmed in Yorkshire in autumn 2012, will premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival ahead of its broadcast this autumn on BBC 2. Episodes 1 & 2 of the richly cinematic drama, one of the first projects that Screen Yorkshire invested in through the Yorkshire Content Fund, will be shown on the big screen at Cineworld in Edinburgh on 25 June.


Congratulations to the 44 successful applicants who made it through the first round of Screen Yorkshire's unique TRIANGLE filmmaker development programme. The following writers, producers & directors will now be mentored through the first stage of development for a feature film project, kicking off with a session in Sheffield this month. 

Leeds Doubles for Birmingham in BBC2 Gangster Drama 'Peaky Blinders' (09/09/2013)

Leeds, Bradford and other Yorkshire locations will be centre stage this week as richly cinematic drama series  Peaky Blinders  premieres on BBC2 this Thursday,12th September. Peaky Blinders is directed by  Otto Bathurst  and stars  Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill and Helen McCrory . 

Leeds selected as headquarters for UK’s largest local television licence holder (12/07/2013)

Leeds and Partners is pleased to announce that MADE Television, the largest holder of local television licences in the UK, is to set up its headquarters in Leeds, creating more than 50 jobs and generating more than £1m of investment in the city.

'For Those In Peril': In UK Cinemas Now (20/09/2013)

BAFTA-winning director, Paul Wright's debut feature ' For Those In Peril'  will be released in UK cinemas in October 2013. A fishing tragedy set in the beautiful, remote Scottish Highlands, 'For Those In Peril' is the latest feature film to emerge from Sheffield studio Warp X, supported by Screen Yorkshire through its Production Fund.

Screen Yorkshire backs Henry ‘The Fonz’ Winkler’s brand new children’s comedy drama (23/09/2013)

Screen Yorkshire has announced its first ever investment into children’s television drama, marking ' The Fonz's' Yorkshire debut.  The Yorkshire Content Fund  is to support the making of  Hank Zipzer , a brand new comedy drama show for CBBC, inspired by the book series  Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever , written by  Henry Winkler  and  Lin Oliver  and published by  Walker Books.  Winkler will also star in the comedy drama as cool music teacher,  Mr Rock.

Daphne du Maurier’s ‘JAMAICA INN’ STARTS SHOOTING IN YORKSHIRE (02/10/2013)

Screen Yorkshire has announced investment from its  Yorkshire Content Fund  into a new screen adaptation of  Daphne du Maurier’s  hit gothic novel  Jamaica Inn . The 3 x 60 minute part TV drama will be made for  BBC One  by  Origin Pictures , with funding from Screen Yorkshire ensuring that a major part of the production will film on location in the region, filming will also take place in Cornwall with some additional scenes shot in Cumbria.

Filming starts on CBBC's Hank Zipzer with Henry Winkler (21/10/2013)

Filming has started on CBBC’s brand-new comedy drama series, Hank Zipzer, featuring multi-award winning actor Henry ‘The Fonz’ Winkler. The series, which is currently filming in Halifax supported by Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund, stars Henry Winkler as music teacher Mr Rock, (Henry’s real life music teacher), alongside newcomer Nicholas James who plays the role of Hank Zipzer.

‘Peaky Blinders’ Screens To Acclaim on BBC2 (21/10/2013)

Compelling gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’, starring Cillian Murphy, concluded with a rabble rousing finale last week as the last episode aired on BBC2. The six part drama, a hit with audiences and critics alike, has been lauded for its captivating performances, authentic costume & sets, atmospheric soundtrack and beautifully shot scenes, set against a backdrop of stunning period Yorkshire locations. 


Based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness (Wallander, Is Anybody There?), Eddie Marsan (Best of Men, Ray Donovan, Filth) and Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel (Restless, Hidden, Matilda) take on the magical roles of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell in this 7-part drama series. 


Screen Yorkshire is seeking applications from UK wide writers, directors & producers for the fourth edition of its successful & unique film talent development programme,  Triangle.  We are looking for emerging talent and experienced writers, producers and directors who want to work with new partners and get new projects in front of high level film industry 

Paranormal Thriller 'Residue' Shoots in Leeds (18/11/2013)

Multi-platform feature film  Residue  filmed in Leeds supported by Screen Yorkshire through its Yorkshire Content Fund. Filming locations included  Leeds, Bradford  and Green Screen Studios  in Selby.  Residue  is a paranormal thriller following the lives of eight characters, all caught up in the aftermath of a freak explosion at the heart of their sprawling, futuristic city. 

Memory Bank wins award for outstanding dementia care product (29/11/2013)

Memory Bank,  the reminiscence resource pack which uses archive films to stimulate memories, has won the 2013 national award for  ‘Outstanding Dementia Care Product or Innovation’  at the National Dementia Care Awards, announced on 6 November, as part of the annual UK Dementia Congress. The project was supported by Screen Yorkshire through the Screen Heritage UK Programme.

Yorkshire Celebrates A Feast of Drama On Screen This Christmas (16/12/2013)

Fans of compelling British TV drama will be delighted this Christmas by two stunning productions made in Yorkshire, both scheduled to broadcast during prime slots on BBC One over the festive period. From Filey to Leeds, via Bradford and Goole, The Great Train Robbery and Death Comes To Pemberley will each showcase locations across Yorkshire after investment from Screen Yorkshire ensured both productions were filmed in the region.


Screen Yorkshire is delighted to congratulate all 44 successful applicants who made it through to the first round of our unique filmmaker development programme.  Triangle 2014  is a ten month national development scheme that establishes new ‘triangles’ between writers, directors and producers within the UK film industry.

Shooting Commences in Yorkshire on 'Get Santa' - Starring Jim Broadbent & Rafe Spall (16/01/2014)

Principal photography commenced on 16th January in Leeds, Bradford, Wetherby & London on GET SANTA, starring Oscar®-winning actor  Jim Broadbent  as Santa Claus for writer/director  Christopher Smith  and Ridley Scott's Scott Free London, backed by Screen Yorkshire through the Yorkshire Content Fund,  Warner Bros. UK, BFI,  and Altitude Film Entertainment.

‘71 Hailed By Critics After World Première in Competition At Berlinale 2014 (08/02/2014)

Hotly anticipated thriller  ‘71 , set in Belfast but filmed primarily in Yorkshire, looks set to be an early contender for British film of 2014 after its world premiere screened to industry acclaim at the prestigious  Berlin Film Festival  on Friday. The feature debut from  Top Boy  director  Yann Demange  was the first film to benefit from investment through Screen Yorkshire’s  Yorkshire Content Fund.

Henry Winkler's Hank Zipzer premieres on CBBC (15/01/2014)

Henry ‘The Fonz’ Winkler’s brand-new comedy drama series, Hank Zipzer premiered on BBC iplayer on 21 January and CBBC on 28 January. The show, filmed in Halifax, was secured for the region after investment from Screen Yorkshire through its Yorkshire Content Fund.



Screen Yorkshire has secured a further £7.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to invest in Yorkshire-based film, television and digital content through the Yorkshire Content Fund. This additional money is available with immediate effect and will be invested in projects that start by the end of 2015.

Olivia Williams & Matthew Modine Head Up Cast In UK Horror 'Altar' (28/01/2014)

Award winning actors  Olivia Williams  ( An Education, The Ghost Writer)  and  Matthew Modine  ( Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises ) head up a stellar cast in Nick Willling's hotly anticipated horror film  Altar,  currently shooting in the region backed by Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund. Additional cast for the feature include Screen Star of Tomorrow  Antonia Clarke  ( Les Miserables ),  Adam Thomas Wright  ( The Awakening ) and  Steve Oram  ( Sightseers ). 

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Spends Months Filming in the Region Backed By Screen Yorkshire (28/11/2014)

Filming starts this week at York Minster and the neighbouring St William’s College for a new BBC drama series,  Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell ,  with the Gothic cathedral itself playing a key role in the story! The drama, which commenced filming in Yorkshire in October, has been backed by Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund.


BILL, a major new feature film starring the BAFTA-winning lead cast of BBC TV's Horrible Histories and Sky One's Yonderland, is filming on location at York Minster. Bill, a comedy about Shakespeare, will be filming at a number of locations in Yorkshire for five weeks following investment from Screen Yorkshire through its Yorkshire Content Fund.

Jarvis Cocker to Appear at SXSW to Celebrate World Premiere of 'Pulp' (03/03/2014)

Jarvis Cocker,  musician and leader of legendary band  Pulp  and figurehead of the Britpop movement, will be appearing at  SXSW , the music, film and interactive conference held in Texas, 7-16 March, known as the place for discovering cool ideas, talent, music and films. More

Wuthering Heights to open 25th Leeds International Film Festival (15/09/2011)

The 25th Leeds International Film Festival has announced its Opening Gala as Wuthering Heights, a bold adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic novel, directed by BAFTA award-winning director Andrea Arnold. Wuthering Heights will screen on Thursday 3rd November at the 1000-capacity Leeds Town Hall and was filmed on-location in Yorkshire, with co-funding and locations support from Screen Yorkshire.

Wuthering Heights opens Leeds International Film Festival as fastest selling opener in 25 years (07/11/2011)

Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights opened the Leeds International Film Festival to a sell-out audience of 900 at Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 3rd November. The Screen Yorkshire backed film became the fastest selling opening film in the festival's 25 year history. An extra screening will take place on Tuesday 8th November.

Warp & Warp X films receive 18 BIFA nominations (07/10/2011)

Warp Films & Warp X projects Tyrannosaur, Submarine, & Kill List have received nominations for a total of 18 British Independent Film Awards. Screen Yorkshire is an investor in the Warp X slate and also supported Tyrannosaur and Kill List with crew and locations support.

Warp Films & Warp X win five BIFAs (25/01/2012)

Warp Films & Warp X, based in Sheffield, won five awards at last night’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs). Warp X, which is partly financed by Screen Yorkshire, won Best Film for Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur ; Best Debut Director for Paddy Considine for Tyrannosaur; Best Actress for Olivia Colman in Tyrannosaur; and Best Supporting Actor for Michael Smiley in Kill List . Warp Films also won Best Screenplay for Richard Ayoade’s Submarine . Screen Yorkshire also supported Tyrannosaur and Kill List with locations and crew support.

This is England 88 -Channel 4, 13 December (08/12/2011)

Shane Meadows follows up the explosive award winning This Is England '86 with This Is England '88 screening on Channel 4 on 13th December, with three episodes over three consecutive nights. Haunted by the devastating events which took place 18 months previously, soul mates, Lol and Woody both find themselves in self-imposed exile from each other and the gang. This is Christmas, This is England style. Screen Yorkshire assisted This is England 88 with crew and locations support with the production filming throughout Sheffield.

Eternal Law sees angelic lawyers land in York (03/01/2012)

Eternal Law comes to ITV1 this Thursday (5 th December) at 9pm. The new six-part drama series from Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) tells the story of two angels who are sent to Earth in the guise of lawyers in order to help humankind. Moments after Zak and Tom's arrival in York, the peace of the city is shattered by a shocking act of violence. Eternal Law filmed throughout York and other parts of Yorkshire, and was supported with locations and crew by Screen Yorkshire.

Breakthrough: A Guide to International Sales & Distribution (01/01/2012)

Breakthrough: A Guide to International Film Sales & Distribution is brought to you by the organisers of the annual film export event London UK Film Focus (LUFF). Breakthrough is a popular LUFF strand which offers emerging British filmmakers a platform to showcase their work to international buyers and programmers of prominent international film festivals. This year the event is also being held in Gateshead.

Warp on Guardian First Film Award shortlist (11/01/2012)

Warp Films, Warp X and Warp Australia have gained three of the ten nominations on the Gruardian's First Film Awards shortlist. The ten debut films jostling for the award are from across the globe and include Warp Films' Submarine, Warp X's Tyrannosaur and Warp Australia's Snowtown. Screen Yorkshire invested in Tyrannosaur along with providing crew and locations support.

Crew and Facilities get-together (25/01/2012)

Creative England will host a crew and facility get-together in Leeds on Monday 30th January. The event aims to bring together Crew, Facility houses, BBC & ITV employees and Production companies across the the Film, TV and Digital sectors.

Prisoners' Wives - New BBC1 drama set and filmed in Sheffield screens Tuesday 31st January (30/01/2012)

Tiger Aspect Productions’ new BBC One drama series Prisoners’ Wives tells the story of four very different women, each struggling to cope with a significant man in her life serving time in prison. Written by Julie Gearey, this relationship-based ensemble drama is set and filmed in Sheffield and stars Emma Rigby, Polly Walker, Pippa Haywood and Natalie Gavin, supported by actors including Jonas Armstrong and Iain Glen. Screen Yorkshire supported Prisoners' Wives with locations and crew assistance. Prisoners' Wives screens on BBC1 on Tuesday 31st Janaury at 9pm.

BFI Shorts 2012 launches (22/02/2012)

BFI Shorts 2012 is an exciting new scheme to help a broad range of creative talent make outstanding short films showing they are ready to make the transition to feature films. It is open to directors, writers and producers who have a strong track record of making work which demonstrates a distinct voice and compelling storytelling ability. The scheme welcomes submissions from talent working across a wide variety of creative disciplines, including film, TV drama, theatre, online drama, commercials, documentaries and artists' film and video.

Platform 2012 brings gaming and entertainment industries to Hull (23/02/2012)

The digital gaming and entertainment industry is coming en masse to Hull this March. Platform 2012, a huge showcase of the sector, is aiming to attract up to 10,000 visitors with its unique combination of education, business and fun. It takes place at the University of Hull over the weekend of March 17 and 18 and has secured a list of well-known industry experts, with more to be announced over the coming months.

RTS Yorkshire launch programme awards for 2012 (09/03/2012)

RTS Yorkshire has announced that their eighth annual awards ceremony will be held at the Queens, Leeds on Monday 11 June 2012. The awards will recognise and celebrate high quality television and digital media production in the Yorkshire Centre region and the excellence of the production and technical crews.

Virgin Media shorts back for fifth year (16/05/2012)

Virgin Media Shorts is officially back for its fifth year. Now with an extra 13 th spot on the shortlist, we’re ready to uncover the best film making talent Britain has to offer. This year’s competition is open for entries until 12 th July, after which 13 shortlisted entries will be screened in over 200 UK cinemas for a year. Next, a Grand Prize winner is chosen by the judging panel and movie lovers everywhere can vote online for their favourite to win the People’s Choice Award.

Applications open for Assistant Production Accountants Scheme (15/05/2012)

Applications are now open to new entrants seeking to become freelance Assistant Production Accountants.  This scheme has previously been commended by the Department for Education & Skills as a best practice training scheme and is widely recognized by industry as being the most successful route into Production Accounting.

Exhibit A available on distrify and VODO (17/05/2012)

Best UK Feature winner at Raindance and multiple BIFA nominee, Dom Rotheroe's critically acclaimed “true horror” Exhibit A is now available to rent or buy through distrify and will also be the featured Support-and-Share release on VODO. Exhibit A filmed partly in Leeds and was supported by Screen Yorkshire through its Production Fund.

Doc/Fest announces line-up - get tickets now! (18/05/2012)

For five heady days in June, Doc/Fest films roll out across the city of Sheffield - into its cinemas, theatres, and, for 4 days of free outdoor screenings, at the Howard Street Screen. Doc/Fest’s 19 th edition will bring to Sheffield some of this year’s documentary heavy-hitters in a programme that includes 83 feature docs (including 2 secret screenings), 10 outdoor screenings, plus 27 shorts and 4 cross platform films. Of the 11 world premieres, 9 are by UK filmmakers.

New production facility and studio space opens (01/06/2012)

The Awakening Agency has unveiled a new Multi-Channel Media Centre. State of the art facilities for film, digital, design and content production have been launched with the unveiling of one of the largest film studios outside London – The Awakening Agency has been set up by Andy Hardwick.

Invitation to Tender - Interim Evaluation of Yorkshire Content Fund (01/02/2013)

Screen Yorkshire is inviting organisations to tender for the Interim Evaluation of the Yorkshire Content Fund.

Snapshot of Britain to be captured in BBC's Britain in a Day (05/10/2011)

The BBC is to launch Britain in a Day, an exciting film-making project, which will give audiences a starring role on both sides of the camera.  In partnership with YouTube and Scott Free London, and directed by Morgan Matthews, the BBC is asking the people of the UK to make films about their lives on one day in 2011:  Saturday November 12th.

New BFI and Regional Film Archive film clips (06/10/2011)

Over the next few weeks the BFI are releasing several short films to promote the Screen Heritage UK programme (SHUK). As part of Screen Heritage UK Screen Yorkshire manages the Revitalising the Regions investment  into the regional film archives.

Paddy Considine's 'Tyrannosaur' wins at Dinard (20/09/2011)

Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur has won the grand jury prize and the best screenplay award at the Dinard Film Festival. One of the most talked about feature films of 2011 was finally released at cinemas across the UK on Friday 7th October. 'Tyrannosaur', the directorial debut of Paddy Considine starring Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman, was produced on the Warp X slate with backing from Screen Yorkshire. It filmed in Leeds and Wakefiled in 2010 and has screened to critical acclaim on the international film festival circuit this year, picking up a number of awards along the way.


The UK's longest running and best-loved animation festival takes place from 8 - 12 November 2011 and passes are on sale now ! The 18th Bradford Animation Festival will feature screen talks, retrospectives, workshops and a competition strand which recognises the very best in new animation from around the world.

From ATP: Four short films by Vincent Moon - Play A Part in Getting them made (28/09/2011)

Vincent Moon, ATP Festival, & Warp Films, based in Sheffield, are launching a campaign, and with your help, funding a series of four short films by Vincent Moon shot at the legendary All Tomorrow's Parties music festival. The films will offer a fan's eye view of one of the most unique and uncompromising music events in the world, shot by one of music's most original and independent filmmakers.

Creative England launches (03/10/2011)

From 1st October Creative England will take over responsibility from the Regional Screen Agencies for supporting the film sector in the English Regions. Creative England now receives DCMS Grant-in-Aid from the BFI to support the strategic development of film in the English Regions, and is a BFI delegated body for the distribution of National Lottery funds for film.

London Screenwriter's Festival offer for all Yorkshire writers (10/10/2011)

London Screenwriters' Festival have offered all Yorkshire screenwriters a discount of 22% reducing the cost from £300 to £234 for the three day festival. There will be training in networking and pitching and the opportunity to practise these safely before the speed-dating extravaganza with Agents and Producers All delegates will have access to all the sessions you missed by watching the videos on line, so you never have to miss anything.

Super Shorts 2011: Call for Entries (12/10/2011)

Super Shorts' mission is to find the best short films around the globe to celebrate and identify emerging independent filmmakers providing them with a platform to showcase their work. Deadline: November 4th. The super shorts international film festival has enjoyed a rich and diverse history over the last 8 years. It is one of the leading Independent short film festivals in Britain and the most prominent free festival in London. Created by talent circle in 2003, the festival has proceeded to screen over 1000 short films, hold 100 events and has awarded over £35,000 in cash and prizes.

Red Planet Rescue launched for iPhone (17/10/2011)

Halifax-based Puppetman Productions have launched a new iPhone game, Red Planet Rescue, working with children’s author and illustrator Chris Mould. Deep in the inky blackness of space, a lone spaceship, hurtling towards the Earth, receives a distress call from Space Command. The message tells of a mysterious menace who has abducted many fluffy bunnies and taken them to his secret, underground base, deep below the surface of Mars.

RTS Journalism Awards 2010/11 launched (10/10/2011)

The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, has launched the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2010/2011. The RTS Television Journalism Awards seek to reward creativity and excellence in journalism across UK news and current affairs, both by organisations broadcasting in the UK and by companies which supply UK news broadcasters. The closing date for entries is Friday 25 November 2011.

Screen Yorkshire funded short wins at Glimmer (17/10/2011)

Screen Yorkshire-funded short ‘Brotherhood’ has won Best Film at Glimmer - Hull International Short Film Festival. Directed by Matt Taabu, ‘Brotherhood’ won the award jointly with Hugo Speer's 'Mam'. Both short films were produced by Rob Speranza and co-produced by the South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network.

Inspire.Create brings creative industries and new talent together (16/10/2011)

Organised by Leeds Media and Social Alchemy, Inspire. Create is a FREE event, combining an exhibition of budding creatives’ work with a series of seminars and workshops in a bid to support Yorkshire’s rising stars. Workshops and seminars will be held by representatives from some of the UK’s leading agencies, including Ogilvy, jelly London, Coolpink, Clearsilver, Creative England and What!? 

Creative England culture fund opens (17/10/2011)

Creative England’s Film Culture Fund has opened for applications, with a total of £490,000 delegated Lottery funds from the BFI to distribute in the first round.    The Film Culture Fund aims to boost access for audiences to a wide range of film content in the English regions outside of London, to enrich audiences’ experience through education opportunities, and to bring the unique resources of regional screen heritage into wider film provision.

Astronomer's Sun continues international awards success (05/11/2011)

The Astronomers Sun has received it’s 16th award, this time for Best Animation at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, USA. Backed by Screen Yorkshire the film also won Best Animation at the New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase in June.

Trinity Leeds launch 2.8 days film challenge (09/11/2011)

A new project challenging aspiring filmmakers to write, shoot and finish a film in less than three days launches this week, in association with Trinity Leeds. The project, 2.8 Days Later, is the second on a series of collaborations between Trinity Leeds and some of the most inspirational projects and events covering fashion, food, film and culture happening in Leeds today. The competition will take place in Leeds on 18, 19 and 20 November, 2011.

Creative England launches talent development schemes (08/12/2011)

Creative England has opened two new schemes of Lottery funding, delegated from the BFI, to support the development of filmmaking talent in the English regions. The Development Fund and Film Networks Fund aim: to nurture emerging and established regional filmmaking talent by supporting development of their work; to encourage a diverse and engaging on-screen cultural identity for the English regions; to stimulate innovative creative and commercial approaches to filmmaking; and to promote the talent and creativity of the English regions to the world.

Key business and economic data for Yorkshire to be made available (08/12/2011)

New organisation, the CDI Alliance, will host on its website the key legacy documents from both Yorkshire Forward and Business Link Yorkshire, to ensure that the extensive knowledge gained over the past 10 years is not lost. These reports will be made freely available

Talent Manager to help small indies (09/12/2011)

The Talent Manager is the new online system for tv and screen production companies to keep their own network database of freelancers that they like and hire but all on one system. The Talent Manager will help to level the playing field in forming and keeping the right production teams for those small and medium indies which can’t afford the bespoke stand-alone talent databases that the biggest production companies already run.

Reed launches third annual shorts competition (09/12/2011)

Aspiring filmmakers are being given another opportunity to win top prizes and priceless industry exposure, as UK job site,, launches its third annual short film competition.The online competition, which is open to everyone regardless of their film making credentials, will challenge filmmakers to create a short film centred on the theme, ‘The Boss.’

Numiko deliver Twitter-tracker for E4's Desperate Scousewives (09/12/2011)

Leeds based digital agency, Numiko have created a Tweet-O-Meter for Desperate Housewives on E4. Building on the great success of Made in Chelsea , E4 has just launched a new series, Desperate Scousewives .  Based in Liverpool, the constructed reality series follows the strong, independent women and the boys who want to be with them. The app charts the popularity of the different Scousewives by pulling in the latest 500 tweets and updating every 30 seconds.

ITV1's Leeds-based drama feature Just Henry screens 18th December (12/12/2011)

ITV1's new drama feature Just Henry will screen on 18th December. Adapted by Michael Chaplin (creator of Grafters and Monarch of the Glen), from Michelle Magorian’s critically acclaimed novel, Just Henry tells an engaging story about one boy’s discovery that will alter his family life forever. Filmed in Leeds over the summer, the production was supported by Screen Yorkshire with crew and locations assistance.

BFI adds £1m to Prints & Advertising Fund (12/12/2011)

The BFI has announced an additional £1m for its Prints and Advertising (P&A) Fund, to further widen the distribution and marketing of specialised films, including independent British titles such as Lynne Ramsay's We Need To Talk About Kevin and Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus, and make them more accessible to UK audiences.

Ideas Tap offer short film funding (01/02/2012)

Ideas Tap is offering eight young filmmakers £5,000 funding each and expert mentoring to turn their short film ideas – whether narrative, documentary, conceptual, animation or a music video – into reality.This funding is open to young filmmakers aged 16 - 25. The deadline for all applications closes at 5pm on Friday 16 March.


Following the ratings success of series 1, Aftermath , Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe are back as the tenacious and stubborn detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong DS Annie Cabbot in a brand new six-part series of DCI Banks on ITV 1. Adapted from the best selling novels by Peter Robinson, DCI Banks filmed on location throughout West Yorkshire supported by Screen Yorkshire 's production liaison team.

'Wuthering Heights' in Competition at Venice; 'Tyrannosaur' and 'Kill List' head to Toronto (03/08/2011)

Yorkshire-based films continue to ride high by claiming places at the world's leading film festivals. Director Andrea Arnold's ( Fish Tank, Red Road ) new take on the classic Wuthering Heights is in competition in the 68th Venice Film Festival (Aug 31-Sept 10). Sheffield-based Warp X has two films at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 8-18), Kill List and Paddy Considine's directorial debut Tyrannosaur.


Creative England is now inviting applications for membership of its national Board.  This non-executive Board will have overall responsibility for the development of Creative England as it begins to provide support for film, digital media and other creative industries throughout the English regions.

relive major events and magic moments in days gone by on the Yorkshire Calendar (22/08/2011)

Yorkshire's heritage will be brought to life thanks to an exciting new web application featuring footage from major events and magic moments in days gone by. Yorkshire Film Archive , in conjunction with funders Screen Yorkshire , are proud to announce that Welcome to Yorkshire were the first organisation to launch their innovative web application, the Yorkshire Calendar , on Yorkshire Day 2011 (1st August).

Introducing Cine Yorkshire - new website and identity (22/08/2011)

Cine Yorkshire is the new public face of North Yorkshire Digital Cinema. From village halls to stately homes, festivals and arts centres, Cine Yorkshire, a publicly funded consortium helmed by the National Media Museum, Screen Yorkshire and community arts company Blaize , brings a high quality digital film experience to local audiences underserved by cinema provision across North Yorkshire.


Kill List, the latest feature to emerge from Sheffield’s Warp X, is screening at cinemas across the UK after a phenomenally successful circuit of the world’s leading film festivals. A dark and twisted horror film from award-winning director Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace), Kill List was filmed at locations across Yorkshire in 2010 with backing from Screen Yorkshire.


Residents of Yorkshire will have the unique opportunity to view archive film treasures on the big screen, as Cine Yorkshire and Yorkshire Film Archive present the North Yorkshire's first ever archive film festival, Contrast/ brilliance* , from 23rd September – 5th October. Contrast/ brilliance* coincides with a major new BBC 2 television series, Reel History of Britain , hosted by Melvyn Bragg.

Zombie Chase Game 2.8 Hours Later Hits Yorkshire (06/09/2011)

Zombie gore fest, 2.8 Hours Later. is to be unleashed on the city of Leeds over three days from 22 nd September, threatening to turn hundreds of its usually mild mannered residents into the bloodthirsty undead.  The game, which has headlined at Bristol’s igfest for the last two years, is in demand by fans to tour and the West Yorkshire destination is to be its first outing outside of its home town.

Media Trust launch mentoring scheme in Leeds & Bradford (14/09/2011)

Media Trust's Youth Mentoring scheme enables media professionals to share their skills and experience with disadvantaged 13-25 year olds working on media projects. It's an opportunity to use your expertise to help unlock young people's potential and at the same time develop your skills, including communication and leadership.

Bram Stoker International Film Festival announces line-up (14/09/2011)

The Bram Stoker International Film Festival has quickly become the largest genre festival in the UK showing over 40 films including 25 premieres and special screenings of classic and cult films. The festival also boasts what is set to become one of the world's largest Vampire themed balls featuring the best in dark and haunting entertainment. The festival is supported by Screen Yorkshire via BFI/Lottery funding.

Contrast/brilliance* - North Yorkshire on Film (20/09/2011)

North Yorkshire life, landscape and culture will be brought to life on the big screen for the first time as part of an archive film festival that takes place across the county from 23 rd September – 5 th October. Contrast/ brilliance*, presented by Cine Yorkshire, Yorkshire Film Archive and Screen Yorkshire, opens with a screening of ‘ The Secret Garden’ at one of the film’s key locations, Fountains Abbey, on Friday 23 rd September.

Leeds' Left Eye Blind shortlisted for Virgin Media Shorts with 'Dreamers' (28/09/2011)

Left Eye Blind and their film 'The Dreamers' is one of the twelve shortlisted films within the UK's biggest short film competition,  Virgin Media Shorts. Based at Marshall's Mill in Leeds Left Eye Blind have an established themselves as a reputable production company creating music videos and pop promos for the local music scene during 2007 to 2009.

West Yorkshire woman leads battle for Channel 4 campaign (17/10/2011)

A West Yorkshire woman is hoping to spearhead a new campaign to secure more opportunities in the workplace for young people. Carys G. Dayne, from Shipley, is on the verge of being selected for a television campaign, backed by Channel 4 .  “Battlefront” follows young campaigners who want to make a difference in the world. One strand of the programme deals with youth unemployment – a problem facing more than five thousand 16-24 year olds across Bradford last year.

First Light Young Film Fund applications are now open (23/09/2011)

First Light has recently become a YouTube partner and to celebrate they are launching a 90 Second Comedy Shorts round. Organisations can apply for up to £20,000 to make between 3-6 comedy shorts up to 90 seconds each in duration.


Following the global success of Berlinarle-winning feature 'Son of Babylon', Variety's Middle Eastern filmmaker of the year, Mohamed Al-Daradji and Leeds based production company Human Film, premiere their highly anticipated documentary 'In My Mother's Arms' at the Toronto IFF this September

Yorkshire continues to attract major drama productions (24/08/2011)

Yorkshire continues to attract leading TV drama through its diverse locations and strong crew base. ITV Studios are currently filming Just Henry, a 90 minute film shot on location in Leeds throughout August and will be scheduled this Christmas on ITV1. Tiger Aspect are filming tough drama Prisoners' Wives in Sheffield for BBC1 and going into production soon will be Leeds' Rollem Productions with Syndicate for BBC One. The second series of DCI Banks recently finished filming in Leeds and also filmed partly in the region were The Body Farm by Projector Productions for BBC1 and ITV Studios' Appropriate Adult.

Wuthering Heights and Yorkshire landscape claim award at Venice Film Festival (12/09/2011)

Andrea Arnold's (Fish Tank, Red Road) new take on the classic Wuthering Heights has won Best Cinematography at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. Robbie Ryan, Director of Photography on the film, picked up the award, with the Yorkshire landscape being described as ‘another character’. Wuthering Heights shot throughout North Yorkshire, supported by Screen Yorkshire, which invested in the production as well as providing crewing and locations support.

Video: Focus on Film Marketing and Distribution (03/08/2011)

Piers Tempest, Head of Production at International Sales Agent Salt explains the complexities of international film sales, a reality for any feature film producer; from securing pre sales and attracting a sales agent to hooking in distributors and the end consumer – your audience.


Yorkshire-based company, The PEEL Entertainment Group , which produces all live entertainment for Thomson’s fleet of cruise ships, is set for stardom this autumn, as Sky1HD’s brand-new reality television programme ‘Showboaters’ gets ready to hit our screens.

Wuthering Heights Premieres at the 68th Venice Film Festival (07/09/2011)

BAFTA-winning director Andrea Arnold's ( Fish Tank, Red Road ) new take on the classic Wuthering Heights screened to a sold out Sala Grande crowd as it had its world premiere at the 68 th Venice Film Festival this week, on Tuesday 6 th September.

New FaceBook game gets users to judge how well they know one another (03/08/2011)

What can people know about you from looking at your face? Just how good a judge of others do you think you are? Sheffield Indie Rattle is pleased to announce the launch of their Facebook game Mr Fante’s Games of Judgement – a game, which taps into our compulsion to judge others with a look and feel of Victoriana freak show fair ground.

Greenpeace Film Competition: expose the real VW (22/08/2011)

Volkswagen says it wants to be the most eco-friendly car manufacturer in the world. But it’s spending millions trying to stop laws to make cars more efficient and cut climate change emissions. On September 17, Greenpeace is launching an international film competition. They need your help to expose the real VW – the one behind the billboards.

THE PRODUCTION GUILD Announce Autumn Weekend PGGB Masterclasses (22/08/2011)

THE PRODUCTION GUILD is delighted to announce a new series of Autumn Weekend PGGB Masterclasses at Pinewood Studios and RSM Tenon with Vice Chair of the PGGB Board and experienced Film Producer Steve Clark-Hall (Co-Producer - Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes 2).

Sugartown hits BBC1 after filming on Yorkshire's East Coast (22/07/2011)

Filmed earlier this year throughout Filey, Scarborough and Bridlington Sugartown is a new three-part comedy-drama series for BBC One with its first episode screening on Sunday 24th July at 10.25pm. Sugartown revolves around a small seaside hamlet in the North of England which once enjoyed a heyday as the "stick-of-rock" capital of Britain. Shaun Dooley, Miranda Raison and Tom Ellis are among the ensemble cast and Screen Yorkshire supported the production with locations and crew assistance.


As the landscape of public funding changes and the purse strings pass on to new organisations, just where can producers find their funding from and secure commissions for the future? Watch our highlights videos recorded at Screen Yorkshire's 'Show Me The Money' conference earlier this year for some top tips from two experienced producers.


A brand new television series due to air on ITV next year has just completed filming at a range of locations across North and West Yorkshire. Eternal Law, from the makers of TV hits Spooks and Ashes to Ashes, filmed over three months from April to July supported by Screen Yorkshire's production liaison team.

BFFS Announce National Conference for Community Cinemas (03/08/2011)

BFFS is delighted to announce that bookings are now open for the 5th National Conference for Community Cinemas, which will take place on the weekend of Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th September at the Institut Français, South Kensington, London.


The BFI has announced the first projects to be supported by its Lottery Transition Fund for Audience Development, revealing the largest share for projects in Yorkshire and Humber in reflection of the strength of the exhibition sector in the region.

Berlin Talent Campus open for applications (25/07/2011)

Up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world are invited to apply to the next edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus. "Changing Perspectives" is the thematic focus of the Campus #10, which will take place from February 11-16, 2012, during the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Application deadline is 5th October.

Creative England start CEO recruitment (18/07/2011)

Creative England is a new organisation which will be operational from October 2011, with the core purpose of supporting the sustainable growth of independent creative businesses, and the talent that feeds them, in every part of England outside London. Creative England is now looking for a dynamic and committed individual to lead this new organisation as Chief Executive.

Collabor8te short film scheme opens (26/07/2011)

Championing new British talent, Collabor8te is an exciting new platform for short filmmaking; from script development through to production and distribution. 10 selected scripts will be developed by The Bureau and Rankin Film, with up to 8 scripts then produced by Rankin Film. These 8 short films will complete their run on the international film festival circuit before being exhibited on DazedTV.

The Art of Pitching and Presenting your Production - Video and Podcasts available (13/07/2011)

Experienced producer and screenwriting expert Alby James talks through the process of selling your project; from the crucial one page outline that will help you secure funding, to nailing that log line to ensure that your production stands out in the TV listings mag.


Sheffield’s pioneering digital film studio Warp X continues to lead the way, with two of its films, Kill List and Tyrannosaur, both attracting critical acclaim at major international film festivals in recent weeks. Both features were made in the region in 2010 with funding and support from Screen Yorkshire and are set for cinematic release in the UK this autumn.

LIFF25 Passes now on sale – Major Events Announced! (13/07/2011)

LIFF25 Passes are now on sale, frozen at last year's prices to celebrate a special anniversary edition, taking place from  3rd –20th November 2011 , with more films and screenings than ever before. Special events announced so far including; Paul Merton's Silent Clowns Live, Thought Bubble Festival Comic Convention and the incredibly popular Fanomenon Marathons.

Looking for Training Courses? Try The Film Course Directory on Shooting People (21/07/2011)

Interested in learning new skills? The Film Course Directory on Shooting People is a comprehensive resource that gives film creatives access to training providers across the UK in all areas of filmmaking, including camera, lighting, sound, directing, writing, animation, acting, producing and more.


Ben Wheatley’s horror Kill List , the latest feature to emerge from Warp X , had its European Premiere on Sunday 3 rd July at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Kill List , filmed in the region with  backing from Screen Yorkshire , screened within the festival’s prestigious Variety Critics' Choice program

Screen Yorkshire announces Lottery Awards for film exhibition (29/06/2011)

Screen Yorkshire has announced its 2011/12 Lottery investments for cinemas, film festivals and other film promoters in the region. 14 organisations have been successful in receiving awards totalling £84,600. Screen Yorkshire distributes Lottery funding on behalf of the British Film Institute.

Triangle Film Partnerships win praise from industry (29/06/2011)

Pan-Northern talent mentoring programme Triangle has produced a slate of commercially viable features, new industry development partnerships and impressive creative collaborations, according to a panel of industry decision makers at a London pitch session which marked the end of the six month programme.

'Sirens' - Mondays from 27 June 2011, 10pm, Channel 4 (23/06/2011)

An exciting new comedy drama set in Leeds is set to light up the small screen from Monday 27th June. Channel 4's six-part comedy drama series, starring British Comedy Award winner Kayvan Novak, follows a team of world-weary paramedics, forever forced to deal with humanity at its stupidest.

Assistant Directors Training Scheme open for applications (05/07/2011)

The Production Guild has announced that the new Assistant Directors Training Scheme is now open for applications, continuing the tradition of producing highly effective industry led new entrant and continual professional development training schemes. This 10 day training scheme is designed to enable participants to gain the necessary skills and knowledge in the most effective way to either make the move from 3 rd Assistant Director to 2 nd Assistant Director as smooth a transition as possible or further their experiences as newly established 2 nd Assistant Director.

Hidden Paintings revealed online (13/07/2011)

Leeds digital agency Numiko has been instrumental in developing the freshly launched Your Paintings website for the BBC. Previously hidden away, 200,000 paintings that document our rich history will be accessible on the web, for everyone to enjoy, for free.

BFFS Film Society of the Year Awards 2011 – Apply Now! (21/07/2011)

BFFS is delighted to announce that the Film Society of the Year Awards 2011 have opened for applications. Whether you're a new group or an established award winner, BFFS would love to see an application from your film society or community cinema.

Film Policy review seeks industry views (27/06/2011)

The Film Policy Review panel has begun to seek industry views on how to better support the UK film sector. Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey has appointed former Culture Secretary Lord Chris Smith to chair an eight-member panel to conduct an independent review of Government film policy. The panel has published a detailed survey to collect views on where film policy needs to be changed.

Screen Yorkshire Board member Charles Cecil receives MBE (29/06/2011)

Screen Yorkshire Board Member Charles Cecil, co-founder and CEO of York-based Revolution Software, has received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his work in the video games industry.

Goole young film-makers get London premiere (22/06/2011)

Two young directors from Goole, who recently took part in a film-making project run by community arts organisation Junction with support from Screen Yorkshire, have been selected to have their films premiered at a high profile screening at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London.

Women in TV Workshop (05/07/2011)

Reviewing your career options: A workshop for women returning to work in TV in the north of England Have you taken a career break from TV to have a family? Are you about to? This Skillset-funded free workshop for women living or working in the North of England offers a fantastic opportunity to take stock, assess your professional skills and experience objectively, and decide the best course of action for your career.

Location, location, mobile! (27/06/2011)

Join Mobile Manifest on 14 July in Leeds for Location, location, mobile! when opportunities in developing Location Based Services will be investigated. The NAVTEQ Network for Developers and Nokia will present insights into the mapping data, tools and services available for integrating positioning technology into mobile applications, and developers that have successfully deployed Location Based Services in their apps will give demonstrations.

SHORTSBREAD - featuring Q+A with Gareth Edwards (01/07/2011)

WYIFN hold their latest networking event on 5th July at Dock Street Market, Leeds when they will host a screening of Gareth Edwards (Monsters) short 'Factory Farmed' which kicked off his career. Gareth will be present for a Q&A  and there will be the usual mix of local talent to meet, short films to watch and prizes to win (including 2 tickets to the Hyde Park Picture House). It will also be the last chance to enter WYIFN's latest film challenge.

DepicT! '11 / super-short filmmaking competition (13/07/2011)

Can you do it in 90 seconds? DepicT!, Watershed's super-short filmmaking competition as part of Encounters International Film Festival , is once again challenging filmmakers across the globe to show their stuff in just a minute and a half. Whatever your budget or genre, they want your tiny films – enter for free online at and be in with a chance of winning £1500, priceless industry exposure, and other exclusive prizes


to find film making and creative talent for the future. If you're a student in Film Making or Animation and you're either coming up to your final year of a B.A. or diploma, or you're a postgraduate student, Pulse wants to hear from you. Pulse is particularly keen to hear from film makers with a great sense of how to use music with moving images.


After five thrilling days jammed with films, masterclasses and parties, the premier international documentary festival came to a close in Sheffield this Sunday and documentary makers from all over the world began their journeys home... but not before announcing this year's prizewinners.

Screen Yorkshire's Nicky Ball wins RTS Yorkshire 'Unsung Hero' Award (14/06/2011)

Nicky Ball, Screen Yorkshire's Crew and Freelance Development Manager, won the 'Unsung Hero of the Year' Award at the RTS Yorkshire Annual Awards last night. The award is given to those who tirelessly work behind the scenes to support the industry.

The UK's First Ever Hydro Powered Screening - watch online with Sky 35mm (14/06/2011)

Screenwaves and North Yorkshire Digital Cinema presented the UK's first ever film screening run entirely from hydro power on Saturday 14th May at Howsham Mill. It was a magical evening for all who attended, including Mark Dolan, presenter of Sky Movies 35mm programme, who was there to record a feature for the show.

Yorkshire filmmaking team claim awards on festival circuit (14/06/2011)

A Yorkshire filmmaking team continue to clean up at awards ceremonies. Matt Taabu's short films Threads won Best Film and Best Actor at the Rob Knox Film Festival along with his Into the Woods short winning Jury Prize from the 5th Annual Saltburn Film Festival. Matt wrote and directed both films with Rob Speranza and Alex Usbourne producing. Both shorts were funded by Screen Yorkshire and the UK Film Council.


The Galtres Entertainment Centre in Easingwold, North Yorkshire is one of the first non city-centre venues in the UK to join the increasingly popular National Theatre Live programme, which broadcasts the Best of British theatre live to cinemas around the world.

Are you interested in writing for CBeebies? (27/05/2011)

Do you want to learn how scripts have transformed into TV that captivates young, imaginative minds? Find out how at the Cbeebies Q&A BAFTA winning CBeebies is one of the most loved channels by young children and produces a raft of exciting programmes including Mr Bloom's Nursery  ZingZillas and Rastamouse. To celebrate the launch of the brand new writing competition ‘Get a Squiggle On’ and the CBeebies department move to MediaCity in Salford, BBC writersroom north would like to invite you to a special Q&A with an inspiring panel of CBeebies experts.

North Yorkshire animator wins at Deaffest (15/06/2011)

North Yorkshire based artist and animator Simon Mckeown’s short animation has recently been awarded Best Experimental Film at Deaffest - the UK’s premiere Deaf film festival. 'All for Claire’ is an 8 minute long 3D cartoon-like animation originally commissioned for DaDaFest International 2010.

2.8 Days Later Filmmaking Challenge this weekend - Get involved! (15/06/2011)

There's still time to get involved in the 2.8 Days Later Filmmaking Challenge which takes place in Leeds this weekend! Production company Left Eye Blind are asking filmmakers to write, shoot and finish a film in 2.8 Days. Starting Friday 17th June at midday and finishing 9AM sharp on Monday 20th June morning.

Finalists Announced For Triangle Film Development Programme! (20/05/2011)

Screen Yorkshire is delighted to congratulate the twelve finalists to make it through to the final stage of Triangle, a groundbreaking six-month development programme aimed at supporting and developing the very best in filmmaking talent from across the North of England.

FilmmakerUK - helping you to get your film made! (15/06/2011)

A new website has launched aimed at Filmmakers who want to film in the UK, and want to know and understand how to go through the development process. FilmmakerUK ( ) has a wealth of information, interviews, free reports and a growing repertoire of additional information and guidelines.

North Yorkshire Digital Cinema Goes to The Magic Loungeabout (23/05/2011)

We’re very excited to announce that North Yorkshire Digital Cinema will host a cinema tent at The Magic Loungeabout music festival, which takes place at the stunning Broughton Hall, North Yorkshire from 29 th – 31 st July.

RTS Yorkshire Nominations Announced (18/05/2011)

RTS Yorkshire has announced the nominations for this year's awards, to be held at The Queens Hotel, Leeds on 13th June. Nominations for Best Drama include This is England 86 which Screen Yorkshire invested in along with South Riding which received crew and locations assistance. Kay Mellor is nominated for the Writer of the Year Award for A Passionate Woman which also received Screen Yorkshire investment and other support.

Yorkshire productions win at BAFTAs (23/05/2011)

Two television productions filmed throughout Yorkshire claimed awards at the BAFTAs last night at London’s Grosvenor House. Vicky McClure won the Leading Actress award for her role as Lol in This is England ’86 which filmed in Sheffield and was backed by the Screen Yorkshire Production Fund. Steve Coogan won best Male Performance in a Comedy Role for The Trip (Revolution Films for BBC2) which  showcased some of the most stunning locations and finest restaurants across the Yorkshire Dales and received locations and crewing support from Screen Yorkshire.    

In the Spotlight...Limehouse Heritage (23/05/2011)

Limehouse Heritage is a full service, specialist video production company, situated in a beautifully restored textile mill, which pays homage to its industrial past.  The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre is a creative hub based in Halifax – the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines, and only a hop skip and a jump from the M62.

BfI's £2m transition fund now open (18/05/2011)

Applications are now open for the new £2million Transition Lottery Fund, which will ensure that audience development for specialised and British film across the UK continues to grow. This one-off fund, that will not be repeated, is geared to organisations that have had their regular public (and in certain circumstances private) funding reduced because of overall funding or budgetary cuts.

Crew and Facilities Night - 20th June (19/05/2011)

You might be a regular - so you know the form, but for those of you who haven't made it before do come along and join us and see what it's all about.  We regularly get over 120 people attending and it's great way to meet new contacts for work in the coming months. Be you from a documentary, interactive, drama, shorts or commercial background or a student through to an industry professional, everyone is welcome.


Newly released audience figures demonstrate a growing appetite for cinema across North Yorkshire as film lovers flock to see the latest releases, available for the first time right in the heart of their local communities. North Yorkshire Digital Cinema, which aims to bring a high quality digital cinema experience to communities under-served by cinema provision, has already welcomed 9000 individuals to just over 100 screenings since its launch in October 2010.

The Big Apple Beckons: BAFTA Searches for the British Comedy Stars of the Future (08/06/2011)

BAFTA is heading across the pond for a very special incarnation of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum. BAFTA will take three new British-based writers to the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) from 20-25 September 2011 and showcase their work in front of the cream of the US TV industry.


The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain's leading forum for television and related media, has launched the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2010/2011.The Awards recognise the huge variety of skills and processes involved in programme production, from costume design and digital effects to editing and lighting.

Fantastic Films Weekend: 10-12 June (18/05/2011)

The Fantastic Films Weekend is back at the National Media Museum, Bradford between 10-12 June. Dedicated to horror, fantasy and sci-fi cinema and television, the tenth edition is deliberately retro in mood. Wallow in the blood-soaked delights of a gaggle of female vampires, and some of the best from Hammer and Amicus.

Leading Industry Figures revealed for Doc/Fest: 8 – 12 June 2011 (04/05/2011)

Adam Curtis, KEO Films, Nick Broomfield, Molly Dineen, A.A Gill, Bruce Parry and Morgan Spurlock are amongst a high profile line up of industry figures confirmed today to give masterclass and in-conversation sessions at this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest, supported and funded by Screen Yorkshire with BfI/Lottery funding.

Fast Track - Applications now open for 2011 (10/05/2011)

Applications have launched today for Fast Track, the talent scheme for TV hotshots looking to get ahead in television. If you have 2-4 years experience in ANY area of TV then you're eligible to apply for Fast Track which takes place between 25 - 28 August 2011 alongside the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival (MGEITF).

Bradford Playhouse hosts major event for creative sectors (31/05/2011)

On the 3rd June, the Bradford Playhouse will be hosting a Social Networking Extravaganza with live entertainment, food, castings, agents and industry professionals ready to mingle and meet Yorkshire's talent.  The aim of the event is that by bringing the groups together from all over Yorkshire, cross networking will be achieved and doors to work opened in a relaxed and social environment.

Chapel Allerton Short Film festival open for entries (02/06/2011)

Entries are now open for the annual Chapel Allerton Short Film Festival. The festival is looking for short films, which can be anything from beautifully crafted Oscar contenders to more home-made efforts. The aim is to show the breadth and creativity of film making that's being made in the region, with a particular emphasis on North Leeds productions.

Grierson Trust 2011 - Documentary Awards (05/05/2011)

Entries are invited for GRIERSON 2011: The British Documentary Awards. The Grierson Awards - for factual programmes and documentaries - recognise outstanding films that demonstrate integrity, originality and technical excellence, and social or cultural significance.

RTS Student Awards arrive in Bradford (24/05/2011)

The RTS Student Television Awards & Masterclasses, sponsored by Welcome to Yorkshire, took place on 20th May at the National Media Museum, Bradford. This is the first time the awards have been held outside London and Yorkshire girl Charlotte Blacker won Best Undergraduate Animation for her film 'The Little Red Plane.'


Three very different television productions supported by Screen Yorkshire have a total of five nominations between them for the highly respected BAFTA Television Awards. This is England ’86, South Riding and Come Fly With Me are all in line for recognition at the awards, which will be announced on Sunday 22 May at London’s Grosvenor House at a ceremony hosted by Graham Norton.

Production levels in Yorkshire soar in early 2011 (20/04/2011)

Despite the cold dark months of early 2011 the levels of production in Yorkshire have rarely been higher and look set to continue into spring and summer. Over recent months Screen Yorkshire’s Production Liaison team have been working to support productions with locations, crew and other logistical assistance such as liaising with our film friendly partners in the region’s local authorities. Productions have included Sugartown for BBC1; This is England 88 and Naked Apes for Channel 4; DCI Banks and Eternal Law for ITV1.....


North Yorkshire Digital Cinema is delighted to announce that it will be stopping off at a couple of extra special events this summer to screen a diverse programme of films aimed at enhancing the cultural experience of festival goers in the county.

Digital Domesday project gets work for fifteen 18-24 year olds (23/05/2011)

Fifteen unemployed 18-24 year olds are now working across the media thanks to Screen Yorkshire.  The 15 recruits are now working together to create short films and digital representations of Yorkshire’s cultural history as part of the Digital Domesday Project.

New fund for digital technologies within the arts (15/06/2011)

The Digital Research & Development Fund for Arts and Culture has been launched by Nesta, Arts Council and the Arts and Humanties Research Council have launched the . The fund is looking to support arts and cultural organisations across England who want to work with digital technologies.

Coming Up 2012 opens for applications (18/05/2011)

COMING UP has opened up for applications and is currently the only talent scheme in the UK where emerging filmmakers have the opportunity to make an authored drama with a guaranteed network broadcast.  Now in its tenth year, Channel 4 and Touchpaper Television continue their commitment to innovation, experimentation and new voices. Commissioned by Channel 4 and produced by Touchpaper Television, part of the Zodiak Media Group, the aim of the series is to create seven eye-catching, innovative, challenging films a half-hour Channel 4 slot.

Son of Babylon - out now on DVD! (20/04/2011)

After a phenomenally successful tour of the world's leading film festivals in 2010, multi award winning Leeds / Iraqi feature film Son of Babylon was released on DVD in the UK on 11th April.

Securing Sponsorship for Exhibitors (28/04/2011)

Screen Yorkshire is bringing the celebrated Management Centre to Yorkshire to support film exhibitors in their quest to secure new sources of funding in these straightened times. Aimed at smaller organisations with limited capacity, this course is all about connecting exhibitors with local businesses

North Yorkshire Digital Cinema Programme Highlights (02/06/2011)

It’s been an exciting few months for North Yorkshire Digital Cinema, working with our partners and venues to bring some truly unforgettable events to the county this spring. North Yorkshire Digital Cinema has now screened over 100 films to a total audience of nearly 9000 people since it launched in September 2010. Here’s a snapshot of some recent highlights and a glimpse into the delights that await us this summer.

BFI becomes the lead body for film in the UK (20/04/2011)

On 1st April, BFI became the lead body for film in the UK, immediately setting the pace for change with the appointment of five new Governors. In addition, BFI is further supporting filmmakers by channelling an increased £3m towards funding for UK production (from £15m – £18m), delivering on their commitment to put overhead savings back into film.

Sensoria festival takes to the streets in 2011 (19/04/2011)

Sensoria , the UK's Festival of Film and Music, is delighted to announce a packed programme for its fourth edition, running from 29th April - 8th May 2011. As the festival opens on Royal Wedding Day, what better way to kick off proceedings than with a Sensoria Street Party? Sensoria will be taking over Sheffield's Devonshire Street for a day of alfresco entertainment, including buskers and children's entertainers. Screen Yorkshire funds Sensoria with Lottery funding.

Screenwaves To Enhance North Yorkshire Cinema Provision (19/04/2011)

An exciting new cinema project sets sail this month along the East Yorkshire Coast and North Yorkshire Moors. Screenwaves, operated by Reel Solutions in conjunction with Stephen Joseph Theatre, is the latest initiative to launch with support from the North Yorkshire Digital Cinema scheme.

Puttnam confirmed for Children's Media Conference (19/04/2011)

The Children’s Media Conference have announced that Lord Puttnam will be their keynote speaker on Wednesday 6th July . Picking up the conference theme, he’ll be challenging delegates to “Think Differently” . With other speakers as diverse as Michael Acton-Smith (Moshi Monsters), Joe Godwin, Damian Kavanagh and Kay Benbow (BBC), Eric Huang (Penguin Digital), Tony Collingwood (The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That) and the Horrible Histories team, to name but a few, the conference is looking as fascinating as ever.

Holmfirth Film Festival (20/04/2011)

Now its second year the Holmfirth Film Festival has 7 days of screenings and film-related events planned across the Holme Vally between 21-28 May. Screen Yorkshire is a funder of the festival with lottery funding.

Reeling back the years at Odsal (19/04/2011)

Thanks to funding from Screen Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Film Archive has teamed up with the Bradford Bulls Foundation to bring to life via the big screen at Odsal some of this previously unseen footage.

Channel 4 launches Alpha Fund (15/04/2011)

Channel 4 has launched its new £2m Alpha Fund to invest in the next generation of creative content and innovation. The Alpha Fund is designed to support ideas, talent and emergent companies, and to enrich Channel 4’s reputation for creativity. It is a unique fund supporting our diversity of supply by providing outstanding talent with a route of entry into an increasingly competitive commercial media environment. Susie Wright, Media Project Manager, launched the Alpha Fund within Yorkshire at the recent TV Club in York.

Virgin Media Pioneers presents...Spark your Ideas (20/05/2011)

Virgin Media Pioneers are running "Spark Your Ideas" events across the UK for entrepreneurs in the early stage of business start-up. "Spark Your Ideas" is a free event for those looking to pick up new skills, hear inspirational stories from successful entrepreneurs and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs.

Keeping it Indie.....with Oscar winning producers Ted Hope and Christine Vachon (30/03/2011)

Fabric, on behalf of Bradford City of Film, with support from Screen Yorkshire, are delighted to present this rare opportunity to meet and hear from two pioneers of American independent film. With a myriad of awards between them, including Oscars, the Critics Prize at Cannes and Grand Jury Prizes at Sundance, Ted Hope and Christine Vachon are two of the most influential people in independent film.

Yes We Cannes: Independent Filmmakers’ Insight into Cannes (20/05/2011)

Wondering whether you should go to Cannes and take part in the Film Market, the biggest event in the international film industry?  Or do you just want to know how you go about getting there?


The highly anticipated drama adaptation of 'Room At The Top', adapted from John Braine’s post-war literary classic, will screen on BBC 4 shortly. Screen Yorkshire worked with Great Meadow Productions to crew up for the four week shoot and source a range of locations across Bradford, Leeds and Calderdale.

Creative and Digital Sector Survey 2011 (06/04/2011)

Attention creative and digital freelancers and businesses in Leeds! Do you want to influence the debate on the creative and digital industries here in the city? Whether you are a part-time artist or the CEO of a digital agency, this questionnaire is aimed at you. The survey aims get a true reflection of the sector, which can then be used to inform policy makers and funding agents in Leeds. Please take five minutes to complete the concise online survey.


Kill List , the latest feature to emerge from low budget feature slate Warp X , wowed the critics when it had its world premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas on 12th March. A dark and twisted horror film from award-winning director Ben Wheatley ( Down Terrace ), Kill List was filmed at locations across Yorkshire in 2010 with backing from Screen Yorkshire .


The latest blockbuster from the makers of ‘Ice Age’ and visits by television star Charlie Higson and the man who designed ‘Bob the Builder’ are just some of the highlights of this year’s Leeds Young People’s Film Festival. Details of the annual event which takes place from Monday 28 March to Friday 8 April have been announced, with advance tickets now on sale.

RTS Yorkshire Awards - Call for Entries (23/03/2011)

The RTS Yorkshire Awards aim to recognise and promote high quality television and related digital media production in the Yorkshire Centre region. RTS Yorkshire Centre is now calling for entries from broadcast, independent and new media companies working in the region. To qualify for entry, all submissions must have been broadcast between 2 March 2010 and 1 March 2011 .


Short film 'Threads', Written and Directed by Matt Taabu and Produced by Rob Speranza and Alex Usborne on Screen Yorkshire's Digital Shorts programme, has won the Audience Choice Award at the Clare Valley Film Festival in Australia.


A new music industry conference for Yorkshire music businesses focusing on the impact of technology and innovation in the music industry comes to The Carriageworks, Leeds on March 30th. Music Futures brings together experts from the UK's largest music businesses and trade bodies to discuss innovation and future business models.

INSIDE PICTURES 2011 - Call for Applications (23/03/2011)

Inside Pictures, the leading film industry business training and leadership skills development programme, is seeking applications from producers for 2011.In this, its eighth year, there are exciting new developments and for the first time Inside Pictures will be open not only to applicants from the UK but also from across the whole of the European Union.

A website to help improve the NHS (28/03/2011)

Leeds-based agency, Numiko has just finished a six month project to deliver an innovative website for Patient Opinion. is a site which gives users of the NHS a voice for positive change. Whether their experience was good or bad, that can often help the NHS improve their services.


James Nesbitt stars as a neurosurgeon in a compelling new medical drama series, Monroe, which screens weekly at 9pm on ITV from Thursday 10 th March . The 6 x 60 minute series, filmed entirely in Leeds, explores Monroe's world both inside and outside the hospital, as medical emergencies cut across the lives of everyone involved from staff to patients and relatives.

Creative England proposed strategic priorities - Responses invited (04/03/2011)

Creative England, the new body that will support the growth of the creative industries in England, has embarked upon its first stage of formation by outlining proposed strategic priorities for film for the first year of operation. The changes introduced by Creative England will have a major impact on the industry in Yorkshire & Humber and on Screen Yorkshire.

'My First Job in Film' - Setting the standard for New Entrants (07/03/2011)

An innovate new website has been launched with the aim to support a more diverse, equitable and transparent New Entrant recruitment market for the UK Film Industry. is a one-stop-shop for the film industry to engage with quality applicants alongside an industry knowledge and careers advice section to support individuals taking their first steps in the industry.

2Weeks 2Make It 2011 - Open for Submissions (07/03/2011)

2Weeks 2Make It is a ground-breaking music video competition that randomly matches filmmakers with musicians, who collaborate to make a music video, from start to finish, in two weeks. There are great prizes: a cash prize, a record distribution contract, some development awards for musicians and great ‘2Weeks 2Make It’ beer from Peak Ales, and more!


Film and television drama based in Yorkshire traditionally brings to mind stately homes set against the backdrop of rugged moors or rolling dales. South Ridin g, a new period drama starring Anna Maxwell Martin and David Morrissey, showcases the less explored territory of the East Yorkshire Coast.


West Yorkshire Independent Filmmaking Network holds a monthly networking event at The Roast, 1 Whitehall (riverside), Leeds, LS1 4BN. They are there on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm for filmmakers and anyone who wants to be involved in the film world to come along and network with their peers.


Screen Yorkshire is seeking applications from organisations interested in working with the UK Film Council and Screen Yorkshire to create a short film (anticipated to be a maximum 5 minutes, with option of shorter, teaser versions) showcasing the work developed and delivered across England through projects supported by the Digital Film Archive Fund (DFAF).

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS -BFI Mediatheque (10/02/2011)

Screen Yorkshire is looking to support a regional partner to develop and run a British Film Institute (BFI) Mediatheque for the Yorkshire region.  An award of up to £33k will be made through the Digital Film Archive Fund to invest in Mediatheque provision.


Nokia, Microsoft, Orange, ProCo and Blue Ocean Strategy join the conference line up for a major new exhibition aimed at showcasing and connecting the creative, digital and communications industries in Yorkshire and Humber. Media Marketplace, a partnership of Screen Yorkshire, Print Yorkshire and bmedia, takes place on 18 th March at Elland Road, Leeds.


Peter Salmon, Director, BBC North has announced the final commission from the @North initiative which has gone to award winning Leeds-based Digital Agency Numiko and is specifically for the Grown Ups section of the CBeebies website.


Screen Yorkshire is very excited to announce that highly esteemed screenwriter Tony Grisoni ( Red Riding, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ) joins the line up of leading industry figures for Show Me The Money , a one day conference in Leeds on 17th February exploring new financing and production strategies for the low budget filmmaker.

Bursaries available for Directing Your First Feature course (14/02/2011)

Bradford City of Film is delighted to be able to offer 4 bursaries to filmmakers wanting to attend the Raindance “Directing Your First Feature” course on the 19th and 20th of March .  These bursaries will cover the full cost of the attendee’s place on the course.


Paddy Considine's directorial feature debut 'Tyrannosaur', made in Leeds and Wakefield with backing from Screen Yorkshire, has become the talk of critics across the globe as it bagged two top awards at Sundance, the world’s leading international independent film festival, in Park City Utah over the weekend.


Paddy Considine’s directorial feature debut Tyrannosaur has become the talk of critics and audiences at Sundance, the world’s leading indie film festival, where it had its international premiere last weekend. Filmed in Leeds and Wakefield in 2010, Tyrannosaur is a hard-hitting drama, which explores how love and friendship can be found in the darkest of places.

The Astronomer's Sun Shines at Comic Con (27/01/2011)

The Astronomer’s Sun, Screen Yorkshire’s most successful animated short film to date, has continued its run of film festival success by picking up 3 awards at the Comic Con Film Festival in Albuquerque, bringing its awards total to 12 wins in as many months.

Morgan Spurlock to open Doc/Fest (19/04/2011)

MORGAN SPURLOCK to open SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST plus European premieres for Knuckle, The Interupters, If A Tree Falls: A story of the Earth Liberation Front, Shut Up Little Man and Page One, A Year Inside the New York Times. Sheffield Doc/Fest , the UK’s biggest international documentary festival, will open on Wednesday 8 June with the European premiere of Pom Wonderful presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold , attended by acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Pom Wonderful: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is Spurlock’s scathingly funny look at the world of product placement, marketing and advertising, and his efforts to finance this film by exactly the same means.


Screen Yorkshire is delighted to congratulate Shane Meadows and the team at Warp Films on their success at the 2011 South Bank Sky Arts Awards. This Is England '86 beat off stiff competition from fellow nominees Misfits and Sherlock to take the Best TV Drama Award at the ceremony, which was held at The Dorchester in London and broadcast on Sky Arts 1 HD on Tuesday 25th January .


Screen Yorkshire has announced today that it is entering a consultation process with a number of staff regarding the future of their posts as part of an ongoing review of the future of the organisation.


Screen Yorkshire is seeking applications from feature film writers, directors and producers in Yorkshire and Humber for 'The Pitch Factor', which aims to give filmmakers industry guidance and professional mentoring on the art of pitching their projects through a number of  sessions throughout February and March 2011.


Actor Paddy Considine’s directorial feature debut Tyrannosaur will have its world premiere later this month as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival before going on to have its European premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film, which was co-financed by Screen Yorkshire, shot in Leeds and Wakefield in the spring of 2010.


Industry networks in Yorkshire and Humber have announced a major new exhibition to showcase the region’s creative, digital and communications industries. Media Marketplace, a partnership of Screen Yorkshire, Print Yorkshire and bmedia will take place on 18 th March at Elland Road in Leeds.

A Tall order for Yorkshire Weavers (14/01/2011)

A little bit of Yorkshire has been exported to Hollywood, as Haworth-based specialist clothing manufacturer Wyedean Weaving has been called upon to supply costumes for the ‘giant’ blockbuster Gullivers Travels, which was released in the UK on Boxing Day.  

Beyond The Box Office - a debate on the cultural impact of film (11/01/2011)

On January 7th, Screen Yorkshire, The UK Film Council and the University of York hosted 'Beyond The Box Office - a debate on the cultural impact of film and its relevance to our lives'. Speakers included Estelle Morris, Former Secretary of State for Education and Skills and Minister for the Arts; Andy Harries, CEO Left Bank Pictures along with author's of the report, the UK Film Council's Carol Comley and Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History.


Are you a talented, ambitious filmmaker with a proven track record? Have you reached a critical stage in your career where high quality industry support would help you reach the next level? Would a mentor’s expert guidance enable you to achieve your full potential? If so, Guiding Lights is for you.

The King's Speech - In Cinemas from 7th January (05/01/2011)

The most talked about feature film of the past year, The King's Speech, finally comes to cinema screens across the UK on Friday 7th January. Hotly tipped to sweep the board at this year's Oscars, The King's Speech, which filmed partly in Yorkshire, has screened at festivals across the globe to critical acclaim, picking up a host of awards and nominations.


Want your documentary to be screened at the UK's most important documentary and digital media festival? Submit your film for consideration for Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011 TODAY!

Casting Unveiled on Room At The Top (22/12/2010)

Casting has been announced on Room At The Top which completed filming in the region this week. The two 60 minute films, adapted from John Braine’s post-war literary classic, are due for transmission on BBC Four in Spring 2011. Screen Yorkshire worked with Great Meadow Productions to crew up for the four week shoot and source locations across Bradford, Leeds and Halifax.


Leading UK independent production company, Endemol is working with three of Skillset’s Media Academies in the North to deliver a high level TV and Digital training course for people in the early stages of their TV and media careers. A large part of the funding for the course has come from Skillset’s TV Freelance Fund.


The Inflatable Crowd Company UK, based in West Yorkshire, is the only company worldwide that has links to the highly successful, original Inflatable Crowd Company in Los Angeles. The inflatable crowd was created in 2002 on the production of Seabiscuit and has since gone on to play a major part in cinematic history, featuring in over 80 feature films, as well as many TV programmes, commercials and music videos.


The call for applications for the 2011 MeetMarket at Sheffield Doc/Fest is now open online for three months until Friday 1 April. MeetMarket* is Doc/Fest's pitching initiative designed to match documentary, factual and cross-platform makers' most innovative project ideas with UK and international decision makers.


York-based Revolution Software has announced that the second Broken Sword adventure, The Smoking Mirror, will be released as a special edition on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad before Xmas, featuring fully animated facial expressions, improved background graphics and animation, better cut-scenes, a quality soundtrack from Barrington Pheloung, and a context-sensitive hint system and diary.

'In Our Name' – In Cinemas and available to download now! (10/12/2010)

Screen Yorkshire is very excited to congratulate former employee Michelle Eastwood on the release of her first feature as sole producer. In Our Name ( Escape Films ) was released at Curzon Cinemas & through the brand new Curzon On Demand service on Friday 10th December.


After the sold-out premier workshop in London, Sheffield Doc/Fest and the Scottish Documentary Institute are bringing Seize the Future to Edinburgh . Applications are now being invited for this special 2 -day Master Workshop on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March 2011.This course is designed for independent filmmakers and artists determined to get their work seen widely, create social impact, and earn a living in the digital age.


TRIANGLE is a unique development opportunity aimed at fostering creative collaboration between feature film writers, directors and producers in the North of England. The scheme, a partnership of Screen Yorkshire, Vision + Media and Northern Film & Media with support from the Skillset Film Skills Fund, is open to all filmmakers based in Yorkshire and Humber, the North West and North East of England.

Call for applications to Werner Herzog's 'Rogue Film School' (04/01/2011)

For the first time in 2011, Werner Herzog will be bringing his much lauded Rogue Film School to Europe. Applications are now being sought for the  seminar, which will take place from 25 - 28 March in London. There are no academic requirements, but applicants must fill out a brief written application and submit a short film (on DVD) which they have directed themselves.


ITV Online and On Demand have re-commissioned Leeds-based agency Numiko to create a new site for hit show Dancing on Ice, building on the success of their development of an online channel for 2010’s I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and Drupal CMS build for daytime flagship show This Morning .


Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) is the UK's newest purpose built international airport. Flights took off in April 2005 from the site of the former RAF Finningley air base, home to a brand new terminal and one of the UK's longest runways. The airport has hosted a range of television production in recent years, most recently, Come Fly With Me , a mocumentary set in a busy airport featuring characters played by Matt Lucas and David Walliams, which airs on BBC 1 on Xmas day.


Human Film, based in Leeds, took the coveted ‘Raindance Award’ at the British Independent Film Awards held earlier this month. Director Mohamed Al-Daradji and producer Isabelle Stead received the award for Son of Babylon , which tells the story of a mother's desperate search for her son in Iraq following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. 

Calling all Bed & Breakfast owners! (10/12/2010)

Channel 4 is back to make a second series of Four In a Bed and you could be a part of it. Do you think you have a great B&B?Would you like to show the nation why they should book in?Do you think your business knowledge would make you a good judge of other peoples B&Bs?


Screen Yorkshire has been supporting film talent and the creative industries for eight years and has built a reputation as being one of the very best of the screen agency network.  Screen Yorkshire welcomes the arrival of Creative England and in a tough financial climate understands the need for consolidation - particularly in the north where it has long argued for closer working between the three northern agencies.

'TV Anytime Anyplace Anywhere' - Watch Our Highlights Video (15/12/2010)

'TV Anytime Anyplace Anywhere', offered an introduction to the world of Connected TV, which consolidates the linear TV, VOD, games and web content onto one platform, demonstrating the possibilities that these new platforms can offer different areas of the creative industries.


The makers of TV hits Spooks and Life on Mars have announced that they will base a major new series for ITV in the historic city of York. Screen Yorkshire has been providing local production expertise and logistical support to Kudos Film and Television and Monastic Productions, who will commence shooting in February 2011.

3D in their Faces - watch our highlights videos (23/11/2010)

On 21 and 22 October, the National Media Museum in Bradford opened its doors to over 300 delegates for 3D IN YOUR FACE; a two-day, cross-platform conference which explored the world of 3D developments across film, TV, games and interactive technologies.


If you’ve been to the cinema to see the first part of the final film in the Harry Potter series and you’re familiar with the Yorkshire Dales, then you might recognise the backdrop in some of the scenes. The striking landscape around Malham, including the Limestone Paving, Tarn and Cove, all play a part in Harry’s final adventure.

Audience Increase for Leeds International Film Festival (26/11/2010)

Congratulations to the team at Leeds International Film Festival who had a record breaking 24 th edition this month, with an incredible programme selection of films from all around the world attracting a huge increase in audience attendance up to 29,000 people.


Sheffield Doc/Fest, the UK's premiere documentary film event, welcomed a record 2200+ delegates to the final edition of the festival to take place in November. Now in its 18th year, Sheffield Doc/Fest will be held next year from 8-12 June 2011. It is the place to see world and UK premieres of the best creative documentaries from the cinema, television and online arenas, and to hear from and meet filmmakers at Q&A sessions.


Leeds / Iraqi feature film 'Son of Babylon' continues to have outstanding success on the international film festival circuit ahead of its February UK release, collecting two more  awards this month; The Golden Giraldillo - for best film at Seville International Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the 11th Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival.

Skillset offers 3D Training Bursaries for Film (24/11/2010)

3D Training Bursaries for Film are grants for existing professionals working in the UK film industry to spend on continuing professional development (CPD) within the priority area of 3D skills in the following technical departments...


NESTA is excited to announce an innovative new project designed to help UK game developers to publish their games via digital distribution.  Screen Yorkshire's industry network Game Republic and Codeworks GameHorizon are both working with NESTA in Yorkshire and the North East to promote the opportunity to their members.

Screen Yorkshire & BBC launch £10k development fund for IPTV Olympic design brief (10/11/2010)

Screen Yorkshire & BBC launch £10k development fund to create a prototype to explore how IPTV can support live and on demand video content during the 2012 Olympics. This is a unique opportunity for one or two Yorkshire based companies to work closely with the BBC’s Future Media & Technology 2012 Olympics and TV Platforms teams on the utilisation of IPTV for the 2012 Olympics.

Foundation Placement Scheme - Call for Mentors (15/11/2010)

Screen Yorkshire is seeking senior industry professionals to act as mentors for the Foundation Placement Scheme trainees who are approaching the end of their placement experiences. Mentoring has been identified as an integral tool to help trainees make that leap from pre-entry to entry-level and to become industry professionals in their own right.


A television drama adaptation for BBC Four of John Braine's literary classic Room At The Top is due to commence shooting at locations in West Yorkshire on 22nd November. Screen Yorkshire has been working closely with Great Meadow Productions to crew up for the four week shoot and source locations across Bradford, Leeds and Halifax.


Son of Babylon has been nominated for the Raindance Award in the 2010 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), which take place on 5th December. Three more films made in Yorkshire are leading the way with nominations in several categories ; The King's Speech, Four Lions and The Arbor.

'The Trip' - BBC 2 from Monday 1st November, 10pm (20/10/2010)

Some of Yorkshire's most stunning locations and finest restaurants will be showcased on BBC 2 next month, as comedy giants Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite with distinguished director Michael Winterbottom for  The Trip. Screen Yorkshire gave production liaison support to the Yorkshire leg of the production, which takes in a number of locations across Craven District and the Yorkshire Dales.

'The Arbor': the story of Andrea Dunbar - In Cinemas Now (20/10/2010)

The Arbor, filmed on location in Bradford, West Yorkshire, tells the powerful true story of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar ( The Arbor, Rita, Sue and Bob Too ) and her daughter Lorraine, who was just ten years old when Andrea died, tragically at the age of 29 in 1990. A truly unique blend of documentary and fiction, The Arbor is a captivating and revelatory piece of cinema.

Pixar’s Paul Mendoza heads All Star line-up at BAF 10! (15/10/2010)

The National Media Museum has announced the full programme details and guests for the 17th Bradford Animation Festival (BAF).This year the Festival, which runs from 9th - 13th November will open with Chico and Rita, directed by Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal.

Leeds Digital Festival Launched (08/10/2010)

The initial line-up of events has been announced for this year's Leeds Digital Festival, which aims to showcase the Leeds City Region as a centre of digital and technological excellence and celebrate the talent and work from the region.


The Yorkshire Dales National Park has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK, making it an ideal location for both TV and film production. However, the qualities that make it unique and special are often fragile and protected.

This Is England '86 - Out Now on DVD! (30/09/2010)

Shane Meadows' drama series This Is England '86 , which concluded with a jaw dropping episode on Channel 4, is available on DVD from 11th October. This Is England '86 is produced by Sheffield's internationally renowned Warp Films. Screen Yorkshire backed the films through its Production Fund and supported Warp Films to crew up locally for the Sheffield shoot.

Tickets on sale for BAF Game 2010! (28/09/2010)

BAF Game 2010, Bradford Animation Festival's strand dedicated to exploring the connections between video games, animation, and film, is back for its sixth year on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th November. BAF Game gives festival goers a real insight into one of the most creative industries in the world, packed with even more screenings, workshops, talks and discussions led by industry experts.

Media Releases 2013

Screen Yorkshire sets £3.5m spend target for Yorkshire Content Fund in 2013

Screen Yorkshire has today announced it plans to invest around £3.5m in TV, film, digital and games projects over the course of 2013 through its Yorkshire Content Fund. After a series of high profile  investments in film and television in 2012, Screen Yorkshire is keen to grow its portfolio, and is looking to invest in up to ten high-end TV or film projects in 2013. Screen Yorkshire can invest between £100k and £500k in such projects. More

Screen Yorkshire creates new trainee opportunities on latest blockbusters

Screen Yorkshire has announced two new development schemes as part of its strategy to invest in production and creative talent within the region. The List will offer up to thirty trainees the opportunity to work on the latest film and TV blockbusters being filmed in Yorkshire. Triangle 2013 is a national programme to develop Writer, Director and Producer partnerships.  Both schemes are funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ‘A Bigger Future 2’, the UK film skills strategy. More

Screen Yorkshire adds royals and robbery to £2m production slate

Screen Yorkshire has added five major film and TV investments to its production slate with a total value of £2m investment from the Yorkshire Content Fund. The productions are Ecosse Films’ VE-day feature Girls’ Night Out; World Productions’ two feature length dramas for BBC1 entitled The Great Train Robbery; Warp Films’ hotly anticipated feature 71;  gritty West Yorkshire chase movie Catch Me Daddy from Emu Films; and A Miracle a UK-French-German-Turkish co-production. More


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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.