• Useful Websites

The Internet Movie Database – This is a near definitive site for information on hundreds of thousands of films.

Script Mag – This is an excellent screenwriting site with frequent postings from screenwriters as well as online events. (Twitter – @scriptmag)

Film Sound  – This is the definitive website for film sound.

Apple film trailers – The best film trailer sites around.

BARB – A good site for current and historical television data.

Box Office Mojo – This is probably the best and most informative box office site on the internet.

  • Organisations

British Film Institute  – Key organisation promoting film across the UK  (Twitter @BFI

Scottish Screen Archive  – Part of the National Library of Scotland.

The National Archives  – Film, TV and Performaing arts documents in the UK national collection

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts  – A good site for podcasts/filmed interviews with industry practitioners.  (Twitter – @BAFTA)

British Board of Film Classification  – The film classification board but with a good Educational Resources section. (Twitter – @BBFC)

Directors Guild of America – A site with some excellent industry articles.

American Cinema Editors  – For film editors; it is the official site of the American Cinema Editors, the official guild of film editors.

Film Distributors Association – The official site for the film Distributor’s business, an excellent source of distribution information and release dates.

  • Funding

Creative Scotland  (Funding for films made in Scotland)

BFI Production Funding

  • Festivals

Key UK Festivals

Edinburgh Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival

Hebridean International Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival


Short Festivals and Competitions

Short Film Festivals (From the BAFTA Guru web pages, list of festivals that promote short films)


Key International Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

Venice Film Festival, La Biennale di Venezia

Berlin International Film Festival, BIFF

Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF

Sundance Film Festival

Raindance Film Festival