Screen Facilities Scotland (SFS) is a collaborative consortium of Scotland-based film, television, advertising and digital media facilities and services companies. Our core aims are to: improve commercial fortunes; to share knowledge, expertise and opportunities; to attract inward investment to the screen sector economy in Scotland; and to aid business growth and employment.
By joining SFS, you access a growing number of benefits shared across all members.
To see our member rates and how to join go to the bottom of the page
In a changing commercial and challenging economic time, SFS is a strong unified voice with which to contribute to industry progress, inform policy, and influence development strategies. With our combined membership of UK Screen in London, SFS member interests are represented at UK level as well as across Scotland.
SFS represents member companies collectively at key meetings, events and debates and interacts with government, parliament, broadcasters, public bodies, funders, sector leaders and other relevant parties by collating and presenting our members’ views and data.
With a variety of members comes a variety of knowledge hubs and industry experience. Some of the specialisms covered in our membership are:
SFS holds regular meetings for our facilities, services and affiliate members. The SFS Working Group meetings take place every 4-6 weeks with Full Membership meetings taking place usually every quarter. All members are welcome to attend any Working Group meetings.
In addition to the regular Working Group and Full Membership meetings, special member events are held regularly. These events include guest speakers, networking and learning opportunities and partnership events with other trade bodies, members groups and industry professionals.
UK Screen Membership
SFS Membership automatically includes all benefits of the UK Screen Association membership within the cost of your SFS membership fee. UK Screen member benefits include networking, training and information sessions, access to business and legal advice, bursaries and discounts. SFS members also receive UK Screen news updates, company promotion on the UK Screen website and access to the online Members’ Area. UK Screen lobbies the UK Government on a regular basis on behalf of all of its members. Other UK Screen benefits are:
The O’Neill Partnership
SFS retains the services of John O’Neill of The O’Neill Partnership for its accounting/tax services. As part of this deal, each SFS member company can request a meeting with him as well as 2 phone calls per year on accounting or business issues.
As a recognised industry member organisation SFS is regularly invited to contribute and participate in industry research, development and key industry events.
Examples of our industry participation are:
SFS members have their own page on our website via the member directory and their news and promotions are shared by the SFS blog and social media channels. Also, to ensure details of SFS activities are transparent and accessible, members have access to the shared SFS Member Folder in Dropbox.
Along with the aid of our partners and affiliate members, SFS members also gain exposure in our business briefings, promotional materials and exhibition stands to demonstrate the extent of the production services package that is available in Scotland. As a cooperative consortium SFS is able to pitch for new business projects as a group or as smaller sub-groups.
Joining SFS is easy as 1, 2, 3
1) Application Form
2) Approval and Payment
The application will be read and considered by the SFS Working Group. If approved we will send an offer of acceptance and an invoice for your first member fee. Rates are below and payment terms are strictly 30 days from date of invoice.
Member rates 2016
Company headcount: 1-2…...£ 150 + VAT per annum
Company headcount: 3-10.....£ 350 + VAT per annum
Company headcount: 11-20...£ 550 + VAT per annum
Company headcount: 21-50...£ 750 + VAT per annum
Company headcount: 50+.......£ 950 + VAT per annum
Affiliate Member ................……£ by negotiation
3) Profile Content
We will work with you to finalise your company profile content, links, and high resolution logos and visual materials for promotional purposes. From receipt of these your SFS membership will go live, your company will be added to our website and promotional materials, internal communications, events and activities; and will be able to take advantage of both the SFS and UK Screen affiliated membership benefits.