Film Export Fund

We offer support to drive export opportunities for British films abroad.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BFI is currently operating on reduced hours. Please accept our apologies in advance for any delay that this may cause to the response times detailed in the fund guidelines.

This fund is a springboard for British film exports, designed to help British films make sales abroad when they’re selected for important international festivals.

The fund can help sales agents with a film’s publicity and marketing, as well as with the technical and logistical costs of appearing at a high-profile festival.

How to apply

Before you apply, please read our guidelines for more details of how we assess applications.

Please contact fef@bfi.org.uk if you need any help with your application.

The applicant will be able to access all previously submitted applications, including in-progress applications, at any point by logging into their account:

Account login

We can provide assistance to applicants who are D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, Disabled or neurodiverse people, and people with sight loss, where this support is needed in order for someone to make an application to the Film Export Fund. Visit Access support for BFI Film Fund and Film Audience Network applicants for information.

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