The reaction to the recent news that the Government's Department of Culture, Media and Sport is planning to shut down the UK Film Council has been, in the most part, one of shock and outrage (although you do have to laugh at one wag commenter over at The Guardian, who wrote "UK Film Council Estate judging by the type of movies that they funded." Tee hee).

Even tough guy Liam Neeson used the recent premiere of The A-Team to highlight the ridiculousness of the situation, telling BBC radio, "I know we need to tighten our belts but not with our movie council. They can't, we need it. It is a lifeblood for any culture."

Very true - the loss of the Film Council would have a devastating effect on our creative industries and cultural output.

Anyway, there is something you can do to change the situation, namely signing an online petition and telling the Government that we'd like to keep our British film industry, thank you very much.

Read more about the petition to save the UKFC after the jump...
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