The numbers

Total investment: £12,869,580 
Number of films: 19
Number which were debut films: 10 
Number which were second films: 4
Our average investment: £750k
Average production budget: £3.3m
On average our investment accounted for 22% of the total production budget

The numbers for directorial debuts

Total investment in debuts: £6,222,000
Our average investment: £755k
Average production budget: £2.1m
On average our investment in debut features accounted for 35% of the total production budget

Filmmaker role
Filmmaker identifies asWritersDirectorsProducers
Underrepresented ethnicity21%21%5%
Percentage of debut filmmakers
Filmmaker identifies as
Underrepresented ethnicity30

The films

After Love

Director-writer: Aleem Khan
Producer: Matthieu de Braconier


Director-writer: Francis Lee
Producers: Iain Canning, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly


Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
Writers: Prano Bailey-Bond and Anthony Fletcher
Producer: Helen Jones

Herself (fka Owned)

Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Writers: Clare Dunne, Malcolm Campbell
Producers: Rory Gilmartin, Ed Guiney, Sharon Horgan


Director-writer: Ben Sharrock
Producer: Angus Lamont

Little Joe

Director: Jessica Hausner
Writers: Jessica Hausner and Geraldine Bajard
Producers: Bertrand Faivre, Gerardine O’Flynn, Bruno Wagner, Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner, Philippe Bober

Lynn + Lucy

Director-writer: Fyzal Boulifa
Producer: Camilla Bray


Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Writers: Gaby Chiappe, Rebecca Frayn
Producers: Suzanne Mackie, Sarah Wheale


Director-writer: Sally Potter
Producer: Christopher Sheppard

Saint Maud

Director-writer: Rose Glass
Producers: Andrea Cornwell, Oliver Kassman

Scheme Birds (doc)

Director-writers: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin
Producers: Ruth Reid, Mario Adamson

Sorry We Missed You

Director: Ken Loach | Writer Paul Laverty
Producer: Rebecca O’Brien


Director-writer: Jessica Swale
Producers: Guy Heeley, Adrian Sturges


Director: Aneil Karia
Writesr: Aneil Karia, Rita Kalnejais, Rupert Jones
Producers: Julia Godzinskaya, Sophie Vickers

The Last Tree

Director-writer: Shola Amoo
Producers: Myf Hopkins, Lee Thomas

The Power

Director-writer: Corinna Faith
Producers: Rob Watson, Matthew Wilkinson

The Show

Director: Mitch Jenkins | Writer: Alan Moore
Producers: Mike Elliott, Jim Mooney, Tom Brown

Two For Joy (completion)

Director-writer: Tom Beard
Producers: Emma Comley, Sadie Frost

Rocks (formerly untitled Girls film)

Director: Sarah Gavron
Writers: Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson
Producers: Faye Ward, Ameenah Ayub Allen


[1] The BFI Doc Society Fund supported an additional 18 documentary features.
[2] Does not include £1,017,050 from Doc Society for 18 documentary features, plus £654,629 enhancements to existing productions.
[3] Average investment for debuts does not include funding for Documentary or Completion funding – therefore the amount £755k is the average investment in eight films.
[4] Figures derived from self-declared data taken from monitoring forms.
[5] Credits in alphabetical order.