Film Forever

Film Forever is the BFI’s plan for 2012-2017.

Film Forever covers all BFI activity and will be funded by Grant in Aid from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and an anticipated increased share of National Lottery receipts, as well as relying on growth in our earned income including fundraising and new entrepreneurial activity.

We believe our role is one of enabler, investing where we can most make a difference, where we see potential for creative excellence, or where we can be a supportive catalyst for change and innovation. Partnership and collaboration are core principles which sit at the heart of our plan.

We are keenly aware that BFI resources are a relatively modest part of the overall film finance landscape, and so we have determined to focus on three priority areas only:

  • Expanding education and learning and boosting audience choice.
  • Supporting the future success of British film.
  • Unlocking our film heritage.

After an energetic conversation about film across the whole of the UK over the last 18 months, a conversation which we hope will continue for the duration of this plan, Film Forever is where the action begins.

We hope you will follow our progress and track our achievements.

  • Strategic priority one

    Strategic priority one

    Expanding education and learning opportunities and boosting audience choice across the UK.

  • Strategic priority two

    Strategic priority two

    Supporting the future success of British film by investing in film development, production, talent and skills.

  • Strategic priority three

    Strategic priority three

    Unlocking film heritage for everyone in the UK to enjoy by investing in preservation, digitisation, interpretation and access.

  • Overview of funding programmes

    Overview of funding programmes

    The key Lottery funding programmes the BFI will be running until 2017.

  • Research and diversity

    Research and diversity

    Our mission: to ensure that film is central to our cultural life.

  • Film Forever: One year on

    Film Forever: One year on

    Throughout November 2013 and in January 2014 we hosted a series of UK-wide road shows to discuss progress on Film Forever.

  • Film Policy Review

    Recommendations designed to ensure that the film sector plays a key role in driving growth, while maximising audience access to films of every kind...

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