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Channel 4 plays a pioneering role in independent British film production through Film4, which encompasses the Film4 channel, Film4 productions,, Film4OD and most recently Film 4.0.

Film4 productions was created at the inception of Channel 4 in 1982. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the U.K., whether new or established.

Its output is defined by its distinctive contemporary voice which resonates with audiences worldwide. In recent years, Film4 has been involved in a range of critically acclaimed films including Kevin Macdonald's Last King of Scotland, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, Martin McDonagh's In Bruges, Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady, Steve McQueen's Hunger, Mike Leigh's Another Year, Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights, Joe Cornish's Attack the Block, Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur, Ben Wheatley's Kill List, Ben Palmer's The Inbetweeners Movie, Carol Morley's Dreams of a Life, and Richard Ayoade's Submarine to name but a few.

Recent releases include Danny Boyle's Trance, Ken Loach's Spirit of '45, Shane Meadow's Made of Stone, Michael Winterbottom's The Look of Love, Roger Michell's Le Weekend, Clio Bernard’s The Selfish Giant, Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England and Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now.

Future releases will include Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave, Richard Ayoade's The Double, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, David Mackenzie’s Starred Up, James Griffiths’ Cuban Fury, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank and Lone Scherfig’s Posh.