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15/05/2003

Tessa Jowell to open UK Film Centre at Cannes

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Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, will officially open the UK Film Centre at Cannes on Friday May 16.
The UK Film Centre will promote the UK as a destination for international investment, a supplier of skills and services for the global market and an indigenous production base for films that reach worldwide audiences
The centre will also provide easy access to information about the UK film industry to the rest of the world, host events during the festival period and house an internet café and provide a convenient venue for meetings.
The new official UK Film Centre, in the International Village at Cannes, is a partnership between the Film Council, the British Council, PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television), the British Film Institute, the nine English regional screen agencies under the Screen England banner, the national film organisations of Scottish Screen, and Sgrîn and has been supported by the Government's Trade Partners UK.
The UK Film Centre is located adjacent to the Film Council's national partner, the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission.
Film Council Chief Executive Officer, John Woodward said: "The Film Centre is a business forum helping to connect the UK film industry to other industries around the world during the Cannes fortnight."
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