UK film has had remarkable critical and commercial success in recent years with films such as The King’s Speech and Attack the Block. But what is the future for British film, especially since the demise of the UK Film Council? This study day will examine two independent film companies - Vertigo and Warp Films both producing and distributing films that are commercially successful while retaining a uniquely British flavour and a willingness to tackle themes and content that Hollywood usually avoids. In the afternoon there will be a film screening and a Q and A with the filmmakers giving students and teachers a chance to ask questions about the state of UK cinema. This event will be useful for OCR AS Media Audiences and Institutions; AQA MEST3 Impact of New Media; and for WJEC Media Production Practices and Media: Text, Industry, Audiences.