BFI Film Fund

The BFI supports, nurtures and promotes the art of film, television and the moving image. A charity, funded by Government and earned income, and a distributor of National Lottery funds, we are at the heart of the UK’s fast growing screen industries, protecting their past and shaping their future across the UK. We support the future success of film in the UK by nurturing new voices and fresh ideas, enriching independent British film culture, challenging the UK's screen industries to innovate and create work which takes risks and sparks debate. We bring our world-class cultural programmes and unrivalled national collections to audiences everywhere, and promote learning about our art-form and its heritage. We work closely with Government and industry to make the UK the most creatively exciting and prosperous place to make film internationally, lead the Screen Sector Task Force on Brexit and are working to provide information and clarity to producers and industry professionals on how the UK’s exit from the EU may affect the screen sector. We also support initiatives for continued collaboration with Europe and with other international territories.

Using funds from the National Lottery the BFI Film Fund develops and supports filmmakers with diverse, bold and distinctive films, that have a cultural relevance or progressive ideas, and which reflect people from different backgrounds, as well as a range of activities to increase the opportunities for audiences to enjoy them. 

Image: Beast (dir. Michael Pearce)