UK films receive over €5 million for their European releases

45 UK films benefited from €5,830,155 worth of grants in 2016 through three of the MEDIA sub-programme’s distribution schemes (Automatic, Selective and Sales Agents). The grants were awarded to distributors from other European countries and are used to offer Minimum Guarantees to producers and to support the releases of the films in their country.

The UK titles to benefit most from the grants were Bastille Day (€1,442,430), I, Daniel Blake (€958,586) and Florence Foster Jenkins (€774,389).

Other British titles to have their European release supported include Suffragette, Love & Friendship, Macbeth and The Girl With all the Gifts.

The list also includes some films that are yet to be released including Hampstead, Journeyman, The Sense of an Ending and Churchill. Look out for their releases this year.

Image: non-UK film posters for 45 Years, Suffragette and I, Daniel Blake