Philanthropic gestures towards the BFI secure our ability to continue our internationally-renowned work, and are a true vote of confidence in the future of British film. The Film Forever Club represents a unique opportunity to join a group of like-minded individuals in ensuring that the BFI remains strong and can achieve its ambitions. As we rely ever more heavily on the cultural importance of storytelling and filmmaking, the role of philanthropy in enabling us to thrive has increased. The Film Forever Club is central to this effort, and its members are strongly engaged and invested in every aspect of our mission. Joining enables you to tailor your support to aspects of our work that matter most to you. There are three areas to which you can direct your donation:
Save Film: As custodians of the BFI National Film Archive, the BFI houses the largest collection of British film in the world. Film, however, is fragile. It needs carefully maintained conditions in order to remain useable, and requires intensive, time-consuming work from our skilled archival team to restore it. By supporting Save Film, Film Forever Club members can secure our film heritage for generations to come.
Film For All: Everyone should have access to the widest possible choice of film. We are working to digitise and make available 10,000 titles from our national collections of film and television. Film is a truly democratic art form, and in digitising and distributing it, we aim to ensure our work reaches the audience it deserves.
Future Film: We continually invest in the next generation of filmmakers through film academies, workshops and festivals, aimed at 16-25 year-olds from all walks of life. Our film education programmes give aspiring young filmmakers the knowledge and skills to succeed, and put them in contact with experienced and respected professionals from across the film industry.
£20,000 a year*
In return for your most generous support, we invite you to share and enjoy the very best of the BFI. The Film Forever Club enjoy a year-round programme of bespoke events, highlights of which include:
- Invitations to join us for the red carpet premieres at the BFI London Film Festival, including private receptions with the cast and crew
- The BFI London Film Festival Director’s Filmmaker Dinner
- The annual Chairman’s Dinner in honour of the world’s leading film talent
- Film Forever Club Insight Events, a chance to meet filmmakers, artists and curators working behind the scenes of British film
- A private tour of the BFI National Archive with BFI experts
- Special preview screenings and on-stage interviews with the team behind them
- Opportunities to attend bespoke trips to film festivals around the world**
**additional costs and/ or date restrictions apply
*A minimum payment of £1,937.35 secures all Film Forever Club benefits for one year, but you may purchase these benefits separately without making any further donation. The balance of £18,062.65 is a suggested donation which is eligible for support through the Gift Aid Scheme.
If you would like more information on the Film Forever Club, please contact Sarah Reuben, Philanthropy Manager:
firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 815 1351