The British Film Institute (BFI ) has announced the results of its 2011 Statistical Yearbook, an authoritative snapshot of the film landscape in the UK over the last 12 months.
Headline statistics in the Yearbook include:
- 62% of the UK population said they went to the cinema at least once a year, up from 60% in 2009
- Women made up 12% (17% in 2009) of the screenwriters of UK films released in the UK in 2010 and 13% (17% in 2009) of the directors.
- In 2009/10, £21 million was spent on education, young people and lifelong learning by the national and regional screen agencies, up from £19 million in 2007/08.