Film Forever: Two years on – what we’ve achieved

See a snapshot of all that has been delivered in the second year of our five year strategy.

Pride (2014)

Pride (2014)

BFI Strategic Plan

Film Forever 2012-2017

The BFI’s five year plan for UK film is set out in Film Forever. The plan covers all BFI activity and is centred around three strategic priorities. This page explains the targets we set ourselves to deliver by 2017 and our progress to date on achieving them.
31 March 2014

The BFI’s strategic priorities are:

  • Expanding education and learning and boosting audience choice across the UK
  • Supporting the future success of British film by investing in film development, production, talent and skills
  • Unlocking film heritage for everyone in the UK to enjoy by investing in preservation, digitisation, interpretation and access

We also aim to:

  • Make a difference through partnerships, leadership and advocacy
  • Support our activities with fundraising and philanthropy

Film Forever published (October 2012)
By 2017 the BFI aims to have …

  • Ensured that a new education offer is available to every school in the UK and 25% of all young people are actively engaged
  • Increased the size, diversity and geographic spread of BFI audiences for film
  • Funded a range of British films and talent which will have won major domestic and international awards
  • Supported an increase in the diversity of talent
  • Helped increase the total level of inward investments and exports
  • Increased by 25% the number of visits and reach to BFI content digitally
  • Digitised and made available 10,000 significant heritage titles
  • Increased, year-on-year, the total amount of charitable income to the BFI
  • Ensured that 80% of key partners consider the BFI as either very effective or effective

By 2017 the BFI aims to have …

  • Ensured that the new education offer is available to every school across the UK (15,000 film clubs established) and that 25% of all young people are actively engaged (in the BFI 5–19 education scheme)
  • Increased the geographic spread of audiences viewing British independent and specialised film through BFI interventions

By 2017 the BFI aims to have …

  • Increased the size of audiences viewing British independent and specialised film through BFI interventions
  • Increased by 25% the number of visits to BFI content digitally

By 2017 the BFI aims to have …

  • Funded a range of British films and talent which have won domestic and international awards (includes festival invitations, nominations and winners)
  • Helped increase the level of total investment and of exports, by generating new business from emerging target markets
  • Digitised and made available to the public 10,000 significant heritage titles

By 2017 the BFI aims to have …

  • Increased year-on-year the total amount of charitable (fundraising) income to the BFI
  • 80% of key partners consider the BFI as either very effective or effective

Diversity

By 2017 the BFI aims to have …

  • Increased the diversity of audiences viewing British independent and specialised film through BFI interventions

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