What the BFI Player means for UK film distributors

The BFI Lottery Film Fund invests in distinctive new British filmmaking on every step of the journey – from development to production to distribution.

The BFI Player brings our support full circle, bringing the best of contemporary British cinema directly to audiences.

Why we launched the BFI Player

  • To reach a nationwide audience with the ideas and experiences that the BFI already generates.
  • To support independent UK film distributors in finding new audiences directly or through TV platforms.
  • To add choice and creative diversity to the VOD marketplace.
  • To provide a distribution platform for the films digitised through the Unlocking Film Heritage programme.

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