The majority of our funds remain fully open during COVID-19.
We are committed to supporting the independent industry during the pandemic, and ensuring the industry can thrive on the other side of this crisis.
The BFI Development Fund awards money from the National Lottery to support formal development of original live action, emerging media and animation feature filmmaking from treatments to production-ready screenplays.Apply
The BFI Production Fund awards money from the National Lottery to support original live action, emerging media and animation feature filmmaking.Apply
The BFI Completion Fund supports the completion of fiction, emerging media and animated feature films that have been invited to launch at a major international film festival.Apply
Young Audiences Content Fund
The fund supports the creation of distinctive content for audiences up to the age of 18.Apply
Short Form Animation Fund
The BFI Short Form Animation Fund supports higher-budget animated shorts from teams based in the UK.Apply
We have partnered with Doc Society to fund and support progressive and creative documentary filmmaking across the whole of the UK.Visit Doc Society
Discovering, developing and funding new filmmakers.Visit BFI NETWORK
BFI Locked Box
Find out how a share of income from productions supported by the BFI Film Fund can be put aside and used for future projects or staff training. Find out more
Our funding priorities
We have 5 core priorities we use to assess applications to the Film Fund.Find out more
International co-production fund
The BFI awards funds from the National Lottery to support original live action or animation filmmaking for majority and minority UK co-productions.Find out more
We Are Albert
The authority on environmental sustainability for film and TV.Visit We Are Albert
Main image caption: Director Tinge Krishnan, DOP Catherine Derry and actress Michaela Coel on the set of Been So Long (2018).