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At the BFI we champion new talent and unfamiliar stories from unfamiliar voices. We’re passionate about projects that reach new audiences, and we back the international promotion of the UK industry.

Director Idris Elba with actor Aml Ameen on the set of Yardie (2018), a feature supported by the BFI Film Fund

BFI National Lottery Innovation Challenge Fund

The Innovation Challenge Fund seeks to support not-for-profits to develop innovative new solutions which tackle the UK screen sector’s most critical challenges.

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We’re here to discover, develop and fund new filmmakers looking to kick-start their career.

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Open call for BFI Film Academy partners to provide short and specialist courses

We are funding partners to deliver short and specialist courses that provide opportunities for young people to develop new skills and build a career in the screen industries.

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BFI National Lottery Screen Heritage Fund

We want to ensure that more people can engage with heritage collections that better reflect the diversity of the UK.

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