This decision didn't make any sense and the people who think this is a win for cuts because are wrong because the lottery funding for whatever 'crappy' film you philistines don't like hasn't been cut, only the UKFC. If they wanted to make important cuts in line with everything else, they would have cut the industry's funding. The kept it and instead axed the people who have done a very sound job of investing it, much better than the BFI ever did. The only people who were happy were some whiney independent film makers because the UKFC has mostly been accused of building up the film industry, not funding middle class twaddle. If they for some reason wanted to go the independent route, you would wonder why they would support that instead of the industry, not in line with cut, cut, cut, is it?
They should make cuts like not giving so many benefits to under-age parents.
It's not like they have to make one cut and this is it for God's sake. There are cuts everywhere. I think the cuts to the Building Schools for the Future programme are far, far worse. Hundreds of thousands of pounds have already been spent on half-designed schools, not to mention months of work, and projects are literally being stopped in their tracks. People are just stopping their work on them in the hope they'll be started up again. I like the British cinema industry, but other things are more important.
This is quite bad for the british film industry but it doesn't mean the british film industry is finished. It just means less british films are going to made each year.
Something I think we can all cope with and i'm sure less films are going to made each year throughout the entire world; the effects of the recession.