Film Expo South returns next week to support local film makers and producers

With less than 2 weeks to go you’ve still got time to join Film EXPO SOUTH as we move into our 3rd year discussing Film Finance.

Film Expo South is back with an exciting seminar programme supporting film makers and producers in our region.

The film industry is booming in British production of film and TV.  From Star Wars to Dunkirk, and of course Broadchurch, the TV series which has been a huge success on our screens, being filmed locally in Bridport and West Bay in West Dorset.

UK Film, TV and music sectors are the second largest GDP contributors to our economy, with growth of 72.4% since 2014 (ONS).  Employment in the creative industries (Culture Dept) is growing at four times the rate of the wider UK workforce, growing 5% year on year to almost 2 million people.  The UK government supports the British film and TV industry with tax incentives through EIS and SEIS schemes.

Film Expo South wants to ensure film and creative industry investors get the best support from the industry by busting long-held myths and explain how investors can take advantage of legal tax incentives whilst managing risks.  No investment is without risk, but our panel will describe the tools and insurances within the industry that can help de-risk investment.  We are also supporting entrepreneurial filmmakers by enabling them to meet experts who can help them become ‘funding and production ready’.

Our two seminars on Monday 25 June 2018 are

  • “BENEFITS, RISKS and TAX BREAKS – ‘How to safely invest in film in the most secure and tax efficient way”, for investors and IFAs.  Tickets NOW available:  BOOK HERE
  • “FILM FINANCING OBSTACLES – ‘How to make your project stand out to investors’” for third year film students/graduates, budding and working producers.

Tickets NOW available:  BOOK HERE



Join the ‘Film Buzz’ on the UK’s beautiful South Coast, with our expert panel of industry speakers, you won’t be disappointed!


For more information about these two seminars visit our website:


Before we sign off, we would just like to give a shout out to our Sponsors and Supporters for helping to ‘Make It Happen’.  Without the help of local businesses, filmmakers and our industry experts, FILM EXPO SOUTH wouldn’t be here to help and support you.


THANK YOU: Arts University Bournemouth; Laceys Solicitors; Performance Film and Media Insurance; Creative Network South; Diguru, DEAD FRED MOVIE (Gull Films); Nadja Litau Photography; New Forest Post Production; H20 Films; icm Reporting; Coutts & Co; Saffery Champness, Authentic Media Group, Film Finances; APMS Productions Ltd; Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa and Whitwams Ltd

  • Accelerating Dorset's digital economy
  • Silicon South is an ambitious not-for-profit organisation
  • The best place for digital and creative organisations to thrive
  • Accelerating Dorset's digital economy

  • Silicon South is an ambitious not-for-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the digital economy in Dorset – one of the fastest growing creative and digital hubs in Europe.

  • We deliver projects, manage investment, nurture new talent, and encourage cross-industry collaboration to make Dorset the best place for digital and creative organisations to thrive.