Magazine article Screen International

BFI Awards $185,000 to Yorkshire Screen Industries Hub

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Awards $185,000 to Yorkshire Screen Industries Hub

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The BFI has awarded $185,000 of National Lottery funding to the Yorkshire Screen Industries Hub through its Creative Clusters Fund.

Hub members Screen Yorkshire, Game Republic and Sheffield Doc/Fest have drawn investment from local authorities and universities to match the BFI's level of funding, meaning the overall investment in the area will be $370,000.

That money will go into a pot to be managed by Yorkshire Screen Industries Hub and will be used as seed funding for business planning and research with a view to creating a strategy to grow infrastructure and skills in the region's creative sector.

The BFI's award is part of the Creative Clusters Fund's initiative to support the development and economic growth of the UK's creative industries outside of London.

Amanda Nevill, chief executive of the BFI, said: "There's something exciting happening in Yorkshire's screen sector and there is huge potential in this dynamic region, so we're thrilled to support such a range of fantastic partners who have come together with one common goal: to ensure Yorkshire's burgeoning screen industries continue to grow and flourish. …

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