The UK Film Council (UKFC) was set up in 2000 by the Labour Government as a non-departmental public body to develop and promote the film industry in the UK. It is constituted as a private company limited by guarantee governed by a board of 15 directors and is funded through sources including the National Lottery. John Woodward is the Chief Executive Officer of the UKFC. As at 30 June 2008, the company had 90 full-time members of staff. The Guardian, 26 July 2010, Lord Puttnam described the Council as "a layer of strategic glue that's helped bind the many parts of our disparate industry together."
In its own words, the aim of the UKFC is:<blockquote>"To stimulate a competitive, successful and vibrant UK film industry and culture, and to promote the widest possible enjoyment and understanding of cinema throughout the nations and regions of the UK. The UKFC has a mandate that spans cultural, social and economic...... Read More