Film bookings

Frequently asked questions about BFI film releases and distribution.

I’d like to screen a particular film. Can you help?

You can browse our catalogues by format (35mm, DCP, DVD, etc.) on our distribution website.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for but you know the BFI holds a copy, please contact us.

If you’re looking for a UK-released film but you don’t know who the distributor is, you can find out by searching the British Board of Film Classification’s website.

How much does it cost to book a film for screening?

You can find the distribution hire fees on our contact page at

How do I pay to hire or license a film from the BFI?

Please email us at with your request. Make sure you include your full invoice details, including phone number, email address and contact name.

  • BFI film releases

    BFI film releases

    We release independent films in UK cinemas, and take films from the BFI National Archive to audiences all over the world.

Read more

Back to the top

See something different

Subscribe now for exclusive offers and the best of cinema.