Contribute to the SIF
The Skills Investment Fund (SIF) is a training levy on films wholly or partially produced in the UK. The funds are used to directly support the next generation of filmmaking talent.
"There is no easy way to find money from your film budget for something that isn't going on the screen but the Skills Investment Fund is the only way that the industry is going to be able to support itself in the long term and I wholeheartedly believe in the investment in skills for the future."
Producer of 28 Days Later, The Last King of Scotland and Trainspotting
The SIF has now raised over £8 million for training in the UK film industry.
Skills Investment Fund (SIF) FAQs
What exactly is the Skills Investment Fund (SIF) and what does it mean for me? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions to tell you more about the SIF.Read More
Contributing to the Skills Investment Fund
The SIF is built through contributions made from all productions based within the UK. Contributions are mandatory for those in receipt of UK public or lottery funding.Read More
Hear from a beneficiary of the SIF
Matt Lawson is a graduate of APATS, the Production Guild's Assistant Accountants scheme for new entrants. Hear the story of his training that he shared with guests at our SIF celebration on 1 Feb 2012.Read More
Films that have contributed to the SIF
Since 1999, productions filmed in the UK have shown commitment to the film industry's future success by contributing over £8 million to the Skills Investment Fund (SIF).Read More
How is the SIF contribution calculated and collected?
Payment to the SIF should be made prior to the first day of principal photography.Read More
The SIF partners and supporters
Hear about why there is support from the SIF partners, the film industry and beyondRead More
Creative Skillset Craft and Technical Skills Academy
The Creative Skillset Craft and Technical Skills Academy is a unique training initiative made possible through a groundbreaking, strategic alliance between the film industry and education.Read More