The BFI’s Board of Governors has approved an additional £1m funding for UK distributors via its P&A fund.
The additional £1m has raised the total value of the fund from £3m to £4m.
The news comes as the BFI has released the breakdown of its P&A support since April, with its most recent funding grants for Momentum’s Shame (£250,000) and Lionsgate’s Coriolanus (£200,000) among the biggest of the year.
Since April, the BFI has invested in 23 films through the marketing and distribution fund to the tune of £2.5m. The biggest single film grants have gone to Kaleidoscope’s A Lonely Place To Die (£299,000), Pathe’s The Skin I Live In (£250,000) and Shame.
Momentum has received the most in total, benefitting from £470,000 in support for Shame and Troll Hunter, while Artificial Eye has banked $399,000 for Wuthering Heights, The Deep Blue Sea and We Need To Talk About Kevin.
In a strong year for UK independents at the box office, the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit reports the market share of independent British films at the UK box office in the first nine months of 2011 was 14.4%, the highest on record, up from 5.8% in 2010.
|Coriolanus||Lions Gate UK Ltd||£200,000.00|
|Dreams Of A Life||Dogwoof Ltd||£24,500.00|
|Wuthering Heights||Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd||£99,980.00|
|The Deep Blue Sea||Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd||£100,000.00|
|The British Guide To Showing Off||Verve Pictures Ltd||£39,534.00|
|Sket||Revolver Entertainment Ltd||£150,000.00|
|First Night||Britannia Film Advisory Services||£19,000.00|
|The Future||City Screen Ltd||£35,000.00|
|The Greatest Movie Ever Sold||The Works UK Distribution Ltd||£12,200.00|
|Perfect Sense||Arrow Film Distributors||£130,000.00|
|We Need To Talk About Kevin||Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd||£199,700.00|
|Albatross||CinemaNX Distribution Ltd||£100,087.00|
|You Instead||Icon Film Distribution||£40,000.00|
|Sound It Out||Glimmer Films||£18,034.00|
|Troll Hunter||Momentum Pictures||£220,000.00|
|The Skin I Live In||Pathé Productions Ltd||£250,000.00|
|A Lonely Place To Die||Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Ltd||£299,900.00|
|In A Better World||Axiom Films International Limited||£110,090.00|
|Beautiful Lies||Trinity Filmed Entertainment||£150,630.00|
|Just Do It – A Tale Of Modern Day Outlaws||Left Field Films Ltd||£35,000.00|
|Life In A Day||World in a Day Films Limited||£150,000.00|