Below is a list of companies that offer film licensing throughout the UK. So it’s worth spending that little bit extra time contacting the companies below.
In fact it is worth making contact with the film company directly because in some cases permission has been granted without the need of a film licence. Make sure you have this in writing from the film company.
Information On booking a film /rental for community cinemas or Film society’s
The Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC) is the leader in motion picture copyright compliance, supporting legal access across five continents and more than 20 countries.
Filmbank licenses Films and TV programmes to many organisations and groups; schools, churches, trains, hotels, hospitals, film societies and other ‘out of home’ venues
British Council Film is the link between UK films and filmmakers and new international audiences
The national organisation for the development and support of independent film exhibition in the UK.
The BFI was founded in 1933. We are a charity governed by a Royal Charter. We combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. We award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research
Film Booking information for community cinema village hall cinemas pop up cinema mobile cinema Film Booking
Booking a film for public screening
CLA Church Licence
When it’s okay to copy. As a church agent for the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), CCLI offers a licence tailored for churches that wish to make photocopies from non-music publications. With the CLA Church Licence™, you are legally covered to copy pages from publications such as study books, journals, magazines, children’s activity books and drama scripts where permission is required.
film distribution license