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BFI Film Fund

The BFI uses National Lottery funds to develop and support original UK filmmakers and films, and to increase the audiences who can enjoy them.

We seek to reflect the public in the films we support, the audiences who watch them, and the filmmakers, actors and crews who make them.

Our aim is to champion diverse, bold and distinctive films and increase the audiences for them across the UK. See a trailer of the films we’ve supported.

Film Fund support

  • Production and development funding

    Production and development funding

    We provide support for the production, development and completion of feature films which fairly reflect people from different backgrounds.

  • Distribution and exhibition funding

    Distribution and exhibition funding

    We support high-quality British and independent releases, increase film choice for audiences and offer a springboard for UK film exports.

  • BFI Diversity Fund

    Opportunities for individuals for professional development, and supporting companies and organisations to show leadership in diversity.

More from the Film Fund

  • Meet the Film Fund team

    We work across film development and production, audience development, and operations and partnerships.

  • Get in touch

    Contact the BFI Film Fund team if you have a query about our activity or your project.

  • Latest Film Fund news

    Find out more about new releases and other projects supported by the BFI Film Fund.

BFI Filmmakers magazine

  • BFI Filmmakers, issue 3

    BFI Filmmakers, issue 3

    Browse the third issue of our magazine, in which Abi Morgan, Faye Ward and Sarah Gavron talk about Suffragette.

  • BFI Filmmakers, issue 2 (PDF)

    BFI Filmmakers, issue 2 (PDF)

    Browse the second issue of our magazine, with a focus on Andrew Haigh’s highly acclaimed second feature, 45 Years.

  • BFI Filmmakers, issue 1 (PDF)

    BFI Filmmakers, issue 1 (PDF)

    Browse the first issue of our magazine, which looks at the latest BFI-backed films and filmmakers.

A word on feedback

We make every effort to ensure that our application process is fair and as transparent as possible. Sadly, given the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to provide feedback on projects that we have decided not to progress.

  • BFI NET.WORK

    BFI NET.WORK

    Discovering, developing and funding new and emerging filmmakers.

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