what we do
For over ten years, Screen Yorkshire has been at the forefront of championing the film, TV, games and digital industries in Yorkshire and the Humber. Its aim has always been to secure and support the very best projects, companies and individuals, helping to make Yorkshire and the Humber one of the most sought after destinations for production in the UK.
X+Y TO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON 05 SEPTEMBER
Screen Yorkshire backed feature film X+Y will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday 05th September. The warm and inspirational drama, filmed in Sheffield, Cambridge and Taiwan in 2013, follows socially awkward teenage math prodigy (Asa Butterfield, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Hugo) who finds new confidence and friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.
YANN DEMANGE’S BELFAST THRILLER STARRING JACK O’CONNELL LANDS OCTOBER RELEASE (22/08/14)
Yann Demange's critically acclaimed debut feature, action thriller ‘71 will be released at cinemas in the UK by Studio Canal on 10 October. The Warp Films production, set in Belfast but filmed primarily in Sheffield and Leeds with additional scenes filmed in Liverpool received funding from Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund.
SCREEN YORKSHIRE INVESTS IN THREE PART ITV THRILLER ‘BLACK WORK’ STARRING SHERIDAN SMITH (15/08/14)
Screen Yorkshire is investing through the Yorkshire Content Fund in a new three part drama series Black Work,produced by Mammoth Screen for ITV. Sheridan Smith (Cilla, The Widower, Mrs Biggs) stars as Jo Gillespie in riveting thriller Black Work, written by Matt Charman. Shooting is due to commence in Leeds this autumn.
Yorkshire Content FundInvesting in Production
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.