Funding for production and development

We make in the region of 25 major production awards each year and provide development support for approximately 100 feature projects.

We cannot fully finance the production of a feature film, regardless of the budget, and therefore most applications requesting full financing, or full financing except for the UK film tax relief, will be rejected automatically.

Applications can be made to the Film Fund at any time, and you should expect to receive an initial response from us within six to eight weeks.

To make an application, visit the BFI Film Fund application website.

In this section

  • Feature development funding

    Feature development funding

    We support over 50 projects a year, from the treatment stage through to pre-prep.  

  • Production funding

    Production funding

    We support projects from emerging and established filmmakers.

  • International co-productions

    International co-productions

    We allocate some of our production funds to co-productions awards, to support both majority and minority UK co-productions.

  • Completion funding

    Our completion funding is available for films that have been invited to launch at a major international film festival.

  • Film Fund FAQ

    Frequently asked questions about applying for development and production funding.

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