UK Digital Funding Partnership

The Cinema Exhibitors’ Association established the Digital Funding Partnership (UK) in 2010 to help secure finance to allow small and medium-sized UK cinema operators to purchase digital cinema equipment.

There is an absolute desire on the part of most UK cinema operators to embrace digital technology. But many recognise that they are unlikely to be able to secure funding to allow them to convert on their own.


For a significant majority of small and medium-sized cinema operators, the DFP(UK) represents the only option to achieve this. The Digital Funding Partnership (DFP) was established with the support of the UK Film Council, and it continues to liaise with the British Film Institute (BFI).


Having secured a deal with the integrator XDC (now dcinex) in March 2011, digitisation of screens operated by companies which are part of the DFP is now well underway, with the aim being to complete roll-out well before the end of 2013.


This page provides links to news and information about the work of the DFP.


If you would like to find out more then Steve Perrin, CEO of the Partnership, can be contacted on