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UK independent film sales companies will attend the Cannes Film Festival this year in times of political uncertainty in Europe. Topics of continued concern are the implementation of the Digital Single Market and the future of the UK's involvement in the Creative Europe programme.  Details of the whereabouts of UK sales companies and the events to be held at the UK Film Centre pavilion in the international village will be available at

Trainee scheme progresses

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

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










DIT is the government department that offers practical help and advice for businesses trading internationally. For more information visit

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

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

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