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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.

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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.

  • Diversity standards

    Diversity standards

    Identify areas where changes can improve representation and encourage inclusivity.

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.



    Discovering, developing and funding new filmmakers.

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  • Creative Europe

    Creative Europe

    Creative Europe is the European Union’s funding programme for the audiovisual industry and creative sectors.

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  • Search for Lottery awards

    Search for Lottery awards

    Search the funding awards for films, projects and organisations made by the BFI since April 2011.

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