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 Alliance 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:

  • Screen offices and development agencies
  • Equipment and crew supply
  • Production facilities and services
  • Effects, creative production and graphic design
  • Music, audio and sound composition
  • Post production, animation and VFX
  • On screen talent provision
  • Specialist production consultants


SFS holds regular meetings for our facilities, services and affiliate members.

In addition our regular meetings, special member activities and events are held as regularly as possible. These events include guest speakers, networking and learning opportunities, and partnership events with other trade bodies, members groups, and industry professionals.


As a recognised industry member organisation SFS is invited to contribute and participate in industry research, development and key industry events.

Examples of our industry participation are:

  • Parliamentary and governmental reports
  • Sector public body, academic, and private consultations
  • Industry festivals, conferences, and expos


SFS members are entitle to valuable discounts for industry relevant services.

Current discounts are:

  • 70-80% discount on exhibitor fees at Vision Scotland expo event
  • Special discount on UK wide NCP parking
  • 2 phone calls per year on accounting or business issues with the O’Neill Partnership
  • Industry subscriptions
  • 50% discount on SFS membership for sole traders or turnover of less than £100k pa


UK Screen Alliance Membership

SFS Membership automatically includes all benefits of the UK Screen Alliance membership within the cost of your SFS membership fee. UK Screen Alliance member benefits include networking, training and information sessions, access to business and legal advice, bursaries and discounts. SFS members also receive UK Screen Alliance news updates, company promotion on the UK Screen Alliance website and access to the online Members’ Area. UK Screen Alliance lobbies the UK Government on a regular basis on behalf of all of its members.

Other UK Screen Alliance benefits are:

  • Subscription to UK Screen Alliance Weekly e-Newsletter
  • Financial Advice
  • Legal Advice
  • 3rd party discounts (insurance, trade magazines)
  • Attendance at membership events in London
  • Knowledge gathering through the members’ area on the UK Screen website


SFS members have their own profile on our website via the member directory and their news and promotions are shared by the SFS news and social media channels.

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 consortium co-operative SFS is able to pitch for new business projects as a group or sub group.

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