Production funding

We welcome production applications from new and established filmmakers. Priority will be given to projects and filmmaking teams that demonstrate a bold vision and creative excellence, and that are unlikely to be fully financed by the marketplace.

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.

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.


Please ensure you have read the full funding guidelines before you complete the application form.

Applying to the Film Fund

Before you proceed to the application form below, please note that applicants who wish to apply to the Film Fund are first asked to create an account. This is requested for the applicants’ convenience, in order to allow the application to be saved before it is submitted.

Following submission of the application to the BFI, applicants will be sent a unique application ID for their records.

To make a new application to the Film Fund if you already have an account login, or to create an account login if you are a new applicant, please proceed to the application form below:

Make a Film Fund application

The applicant will be able to access all previously submitted applications, including in-progress applications, at any point by logging into their account:

Account login

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  • Development funding

    Development funding

    We support feature film project development, from treatment stage through to pre-prep.

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