New industry hub in the heart of Soho

The Charity’s Soho headquarters is an open and accessible hub for the film, TV, and cinema industry, where everyone is welcome. 
21 August 2021 

Update: The refurbishment of the Film and TV Charity office in Golden Square was completed in August 2021.

The Film and TV Charity announces the redevelopment of its headquarters in Golden Square, Soho, to create an open and accessible hub for the film, TV, and cinema industry. The plans will create a transformed space that will double up as a place to meet, work and explore ways to build a healthier and happier industry. A work café will be created on the ground, along with an event space and meeting rooms to hire.

The National Film and Television School and the British Independent Film Awards will also join the charity, taking space in the building.

Refurbishing our HQ is part of our goal to radically change the way we support individuals working in our industry. We know people feel passionate about their work, but they tell us it can be lonely and isolating too. Our aim is to create a welcoming space for everyone who works behind the scenes in film and TV to meet, work and exchange ideas. We’re delighted to be welcoming the NFTS and BIFA to our new space, like-minded industry friends with shared ambitions into the building.
Alex Pumfrey, CEO of the Film and TV Charity 

Ground floor space at Golden Square

The refurbishment is part of a six-year strategy designed to offer more support to people working in the industry. In 2019, the charity launched its Looking Glass Survey – the UK film, cinema and TV industry’s largest-ever mental health and well-being study. 

Other tenants confirmed so far include the Auteur focused Cariad Group.

For the National Film and Television School based in Beaconsfield, this will be their first permanent Central London base, bringing with it the opportunity to run a range of specialist courses and connect more often with those working in the capital.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us and for independent film professionals based in and visiting London. Through extensive consultation with the industry, we know that a major problem that new and emerging filmmakers face is a lack of a suitable workplace and environment. This new space will change the way that the industry meets and works, and will allow BIFA to support the careers of Britain’s most exciting new filmmakers in ground-breaking new ways.
Amy Gustin & Deena Wallace, Directors of BIFA 

Now in its 22nd year, the British Independent Film Awards is a not-for-profit organisation that highlights, celebrates, and supports the best independent British film and filmmakers.

We are thrilled to be able to offer NFTS students a permanent teaching space in the heart of London. We are passionate about attracting the brightest and best to the creative industries through our courses and having a London base will amplify our staff and students’ ability to connect with the industry more broadly.
John Wardle, Director of NFTS 

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