The Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) represents the interests of film distributors in the UK and Ireland. Its membership ranges from Hollywood studios to independent operators and is responsible for 99% of all films released theatrically in the territory.

Latest news

HM Queen Elizabeth II

8 September 2022|

The Film Distributors’ Association and its members are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen and offer our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family.

UK and Ireland Top 5 Films

to 3rd October 2022
FilmDistributorWeeks on releaseWeekend TotalTotal Box Office
2Don’t Worry DarlingWarner Bros.2£1,835,165£6,194,764
3Ticket To ParadiseUniversal Pictures3£1,337,216£5,169,609
4Mrs. Harris Goes To ParisUniversal Pictures1£807,817£807,817
5Ponniyin Selvan: IDJ Tech LTD1£745,386£745,386

Source: Comscore

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Join the @ICOtweets for Autumn Screening Days 2022 – a hybrid event running in person at the @MediaMuseum, Bradford (12 – 14 November) and online (15 – 18 November).

It's the best way to see the latest upcoming titles!

Today we launch a new online course - A Beginner’s Guide to Film Genres - exploring how cinematic experiences are shaped by the conventions of film genre.
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It's one month until Halloween weekend!

Find out if your local cinema is taking part in the @BFI In Dreams Are Monsters horror season and what films they will be screening!

Accessible Subtitled/Captioned Cinema!
Don't Worry Darling, Ticket to Paradise, Moonage Daydream, Avatar, Blonde, Mrs Harris, See How They Run, Crimes of the Future, 3,000 Years, Bodies & more!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Film Genres is our latest online course to launch @FutureLearn

Develop your knowledge of the film industry, guided by experts and gain insights into the film production process and the impact audience expectations and thematic conventions can have on decision making.

Find out more about the course at the link in our bio

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#NationalCInemaDay2022 #BigScreenExperience #BigScreenSmallPrice

On Saturday 3 September Cinema venues across the UK will come together to celebrate cinema and cinema-going under the banner of National Cinema Day.

Check the link in our bio to find the UK cinema sites participating

#NationalCInemaDay2022 #BigScreenExperience #BigScreenSmallPrice

Brian and Charles in cinemas today

Brian is a lonely inventor in rural Wales who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, he soon attempts his biggest project yet.

Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he's ever faced -- a quest for inner peace. However, his retirement gets interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods.

In cinemas this Thursday

Emergency - in cinemas now

After an epic night of partying, three college students return home to find a woman unconscious in their apartment. Worried the police will suspect them of wrongdoing, they try to get the woman to safety without drawing suspicion.

'A vividly moving portrait of Siegfried Sassoon' - Financial Times

Benediction in cinemas 20 May

About the film-
Decorated for bravery during World War I, British soldier Siegfried Sassoon returns from service and becomes a vocal critic of the government's continuation of the war. Adored by the aristocracy and the stars of London's literary and stage world, Sassoon's experiences inspire him to write poetry about the horrors of battle.


Take on me.... Take me on (to the movies)

A-Ha: The Movie in cinemas Friday 20 May


Have you done something jolly with your hair?

Downton Abbey A New Era in cinemas Friday 29 April


Happy Easter from all of us at the FDA

Picture: Film still from 'Easter Parade' (1948)

Cinemas for Ukraine launches today

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A joint initiative between @uk_cinema_association, @associationeventcinema and @powster

Funds raised by the appeal will be directed to the Fedir Shpyg Charitable Foundation, which has long-standing experience in providing targeted charitable assistance.

Beneficiaries will include those working in the Ukrainian cinema industry, their families and others affected by the conflict.

We're happy to announce the launch of the 2022 FDA Yearbook.

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