Signal Film & Media is an award-winning charity providing creative film and digital media activities from our venue, Cooke’s Studios, based in Barrow-in-Furness. 

Since 2001 we have provided a unique resource for 1000’s of people of all ages and backgrounds to access free facilities, professional tutoring and hands-on experience in film and creative digital media.

We’re an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, which means funding thanks to
National Lottery players, plays a huge part in supporting our work.

Our facilities include an edit suite, workshop rooms and exhibition / screening spaces. We provide residencies for artists to produce new work and our arts education programme and mentoring scheme supports the development of emerging local talent.

We offer a year-round events programme with artists and filmmakers, workshops and exhibitions, supporting a vibrant film and arts culture in the area.

We have been a selected provider of the British Film Institute’s national Film Academy short course since its inception and as an artist-led company we have a substantial track record of producing award-winning films for exhibition, broadcast and the commercial sector.

Key projects include digital arts and heritage programmes, and film and media training projects with young people aged 8yrs to 19yrs.