Although captured ahead of our targets being in place from April 2018, this data still valuable data and acts as a baseline from which we hope and are striving to build from.

Who we funded in 2017 to 18

Film Fund first features and BFI Film Academy

Figures include those funded via Film Fund production, Film Fund development, Film Fund first features, BFI Film Academy

Gender – female
BFI target: 50%
2017 to 2018 result: 46%

Ethnicity – non-white
BFI target: 20%
2017 to 2018 result: 29%

D/deaf and disabled
BFI target: 7%
2017 to 2018 result: 7%

BFI target: 10%
2017 to 2018 result: 20%

Breakdown of funding streams

BFI NETWORK data starts from April 2018 and we reported on that from April 2019. BFI Film Academy targets are aligned with those set by the Department for Education which funds the programme, so there is currently no LGBTQ+ target in place.

Type of work funded by the BFI
Type of personProductionDevelopmentBFI Film AcademyBFI NETWORK
Gender (female)47%40%50%49%Available from 2018 to 2019
Ethnicity (non-white)19%22%67%25%Available from 2018 to 2019
LGBTQ+20%27%0%N/AAvailable from 2018 to 2019
D/deaf and disabled1%1%0%13%Available from 2018 to 2019
Type of work funded by the BFI
Type of personWriter
Gender (female)39%41%38%39%43%71%
Ethnicity (non-white)32%23%22%11%12%11%
D/deaf and disabled0%4%0%0%4%0%

Who we employed in 2017/18

As of 31 March 2018 the BFI employed 573 people. This total includes people on permanent and temporary contracts.

Of those:

  • 52.2% identify as female
  • 12.4% identify as belonging to an under-represented ethnic group
  • 9.1% identify as LGBTQ+
  • 3.7% identify as as D/deaf and disabled

Pay gaps as of 31 March 2018

Pay gap results
Type of personMeanMedianWho the results favour
Gender (female)0.4%1.9%Male employees
Ethnicity16.6%14.4%White employees

Representation across the workforce (ordered by grade)

Level of employee
Type of personSupport / assistantsTechnical / practitionerManager / professionalsHeads of departmentExecutive / senior manager
(% shows those identifying as female)55.2%49.8%54.2%50.0%56.0%
(% shows those identifying as belonging to an under-represented ethnic group)19.0%14.6%6.3%8.3%4.0%
(% shows those identifying as LGBTQ+)9.5%7.9%11.3%8.3%8.0%
(% shows those identifying as D/deaf and disabled)4.8%5.1%0.7%2.1%4.0%