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.
DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S 'JAMAICA INN' PREMIERES ON BBC 1, EASTER MONDAY AT 9PM
A dramatic screen adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s critically acclaimed gothic novel Jamaica Inn premieres on BBC One this Easter Monday, 21st April at 9pm. Funding from Screen Yorkshire ensured that a significant part of the production filmed on location in Yorkshire, with filming also taking place in Cornwall and Cumbria.
SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST OPENS WITH PULP ON SATURDAY 7TH JUNE 2014 AT CITY HALL
On Saturday 7th June at the magnificent City Hall, the 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest will officially open with the European Premiere of PULP. A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets, attended by the director Florian Habicht, producer Alex Boden of Pistachio Pictures Production and band-members: Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey and Mark Webber. Screen Yorkshire invested in PULP through its Yorkshire Content Fund.
JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL SPENDS MONTHS FILMING IN THE REGION BACKED BY SCREEN YORKSHIRE
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.
PEAKY BLINDERS WINS 'BEST DRAMA' AT RTS AWARDS 2014
Compelling gangster drama Peaky Blinders, the first production to benefit from investment through Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund, has won 'Best Drama' at the Royal Television Society Awards 2014. The highly cinematic BBC2 drama, which stars Cillian Murphy, has been lauded for its captivating performances, authentic costume & set design, atmospheric soundtrack and beautifully shot scenes, set against a backdrop of stunning period Yorkshire locations.
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.