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UK Global Screen Fund: financial support for games export to continue following successful pilot

The UK Global Screen Fund is set to continue following a successful pilot, providing a welcome boost to independent video games businesses seeking to promote content abroad.

The fund, which supports business development across the independent film, TV and games industries and is administered by The British Film Institute (BFI), initially received £7m of funding from Government to support the development of high wage, high skilled creative jobs across the country.

Five UK games businesses received £2.1m from the pilot fund’s International Development strand to support their work, with Ukie members such as Blazing Griffin Games, Revolution Software, SFB Games and Sketchbook Games benefitting from funding for a range of projects.

And following that success, the fund is being extended to provide £21m of support over the course of the next three years with games businesses once again able to benefit from cash to support international development and export.

“There is huge global demand for the UK's world-class screen content and this new funding will help even more films, TV programmes and video games achieve international success,” said Creative Industries Minister Julia Lopez.

“By supporting producers to export their fantastic content we will create jobs and revenue at home and help project the UK's culture, values and creativity abroad.”

Find out more about the UK Global Screen Fund on the BFI website.