In addition to existing festival related support schemes, such as the Film Export Fund, the BFI has dedicated a limited amount of support from its International Fund for industry facing initiatives promoting UK film and supporting the engagement of UK filmmakers with international counterparts.
Supporting UK-focussed activities at important international festivals, markets or through other platforms or events delivers the following benefits to UK film:
- helping to connect UK filmmakers (producers, writers, directors) with international counterparts;
- enhancing the profile of UK talent to international industry decision makers, and/or
- promoting the UK as a filmmaking destination or partner of choice (the Benefits).
The BFI has allocated funding of up to £50,000 from the International Fund towards this activity and we expect to make a very limited number of awards throughout the year.
There is no application deadline but we would encourage applicants to apply at least six months in advance of the initiative.