Peter Buckingham is Head of Distribution & Exhibition at the UK Film Council and as such is tasked with increasing the breadth and diversity of film audiences across the UK, as well as assisting audience appreciation of UK films.

He heads up a range of schemes to support this strategy, which aim to broaden the choice of films available to UK audiences and to increase admissions for a wider range of film; these include the P&A (prints & advertising) Fund and the world’s first 2k Digital Screen Network in over 200 cinemas.

Buckingham is leading on digital strategy for the UK Film Council and has given many lectures on this subject. He is currently also on a number of boards and advisory boards including Cass Business School in London and AIM (The All Industry Marketing agency for the UK film industry). He was previously Deputy Chief Executive of FilmFour Limited and was named Video Distributor of the Year in 2000.

Prior to FilmFour, he was MD of Chris Blackwell’s Oasis Cinemas building up a specialised cinema chain. He has also worked as Director of Film Distribution for Virgin Vision.