Funding for films is available from a variety of sources: film support bodies such as the Film Council, international co-production, investment schemes, broadcasters and foreign studios.
The Film Council has four key schemes, each with different budgets.
The Development Fund offers £5m a year to help screenplays improve before production.
The New Cinema Fund: £5m per year is available for at "cutting edge" filmmaking.
US studios continue to film in Britain
The Premier Fund: £10m per year is put aside to help spot films with international potential.
First Light: £1m of Lottery funds is set aside for children and youth film makers.
About £600m is available from sale and leaseback schemes, in which the rich can invest money into film to shelter themselves from tax.
Broadcasters in Britain are traditional backers of film.
Film Four may have closed but Channel 4 still plans to invest about £10m into a films each year.
BBC Films also has about £10m for film investment.
Three film franchises - The Film Consortium, Pathe and DNA - were awarded £96m in 1997 for a period of six years.
68% of UK population go to a film at least once a year.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the most successful UK film at the UK box office of all time, taking £66m.
Cinema admissions are at a 10-year high
Titanic is the most popular film at the UK box office of all time, taking £68m.
There are 3,164 cinema screens in the UK.
There are 224 multiplex cinemas in the UK, owning than 2,000 of all screens.
The average price of a cinema ticket in the UK is £4.14.
Sources: British Film Institute, Film Council, Screen Finance, Screen Digest, Nielsen EDI.