Researching and analysing the cultural, economic, historical and political dimensions of the film and television industries locally, nationally and internationally.


Our research-active team regularly organise public-facing events and co-produce development opportunities. Keep up to date with what we are up to.

[Event] Channel 4 at 40, Arnolfini

A celebration of Channel 4’s 40th birthday and its connections to Bristol Saturday 03 December, 11.00-20.30, Arnolfini, Bristol, BS1 4QA Channel 4 first broadcast on 2 November 1982. Hailed as…

[CDA] PhD opportunity

Collaborative Doctorate: The Role of Independent Cinema in the Age of On-Demand Culture SIRG are delighted to say that UWE Bristol in collaboration with Exeter University and Watershed Cultural Cinema…


Over the past decade, the Screen Industries Research Group at UWE Bristol has received several major grants to investigate various aspects of the film and television industries in the UK and internationally.

The Documentary Film Council

The Documentary Film Council (DFC) is a new national body for UK documentary film. Funded by the AHRC and co-created by UWE Bristol researchers and stakeholders across the documentary sector…


Our books, reports, and peer-reviewed articles have shaped debate and informed policy on a wide range of screen industry issues, from the future of public service broadcasting to regional production and the documentary film sector.

Go West! 2

The report, focusing on research undertaken between 2017 and 2022 argues that Bristol, in terms of company numbers and variety, is the second largest screen production cluster after London and…

Writing Film Industry History

The chapter explores the various ways in which scholars have defined and approached writing about film industry history through discussing how it has been defined and delimited (the object of…


Mapping Bristol’s Screen Industries

Our featured project, undertaken by Professor Andrew Spicer and Dr. Steve Presence is a longitudinal study of Bristol’s film and TV industries, mapping expansion between 2017 and 2022.