The BFI has launched an international strategy to help UK film achieve maximum economic growth and cultural reach in the global marketplace by 2017. The strategy document, titled The Wide Angle: The BFI’s International Strategy is available to download here: www.bfi.org.uk/international
Head of International, Isabel Davis, has spearheaded the strategy, consulting widely with government and partners from across the UK. Through consultation, the key areas of international engagement that best support the UK film economy have been identified as: audiovisual policy, co-production, cultural exchange, export, inward investment and skills.
The BFI has dedicated £1.5m of Lottery funding per year to make effective interventions, and is working closely with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the GREAT Campaign, the British Council and public and private partners from across the UK to maximise the support available for UK film.
IMAGE: Audience at screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail at the 2013 Shanghai International Film Festival. Credit: British Council