49 Interesting Facts about the UK Film Industry

The BFI have published the latest version of their annual publication, the BFI Statistical Yearbook 2013, which focuses on data collected in 2012.

You can download the full 254 page report here at www.bfi.org.uk/education-research/film-industry-statistics-research/statistical-yearbook I’ve gone through and picked out what I regard as the 49 most interesting nuggets about the UK Film Industry.

1. Women only made up 13% of screenwriters and 8% of directors.  Both figures are lower than 2011 (19% and 15% respectively).

2. The BFI awarded £1m to short films in 2012.

3. 200 films passed the Cultural Test in 2012 to become officially ‘British’. Of these, 13 were official co-productions.

4. On average, films passing the Cultural Test were able to class 71% of their total budget as ‘Production Costs’ …

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