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Diversity and inclusion

Equality is crucial to our industry. Inclusion fuels creativity, engages new audiences and makes good business sense.

The BFI knows the quality and value of difference and we are committed to being a catalyst for change, guided by our inclusion principles.

The screen industries don’t currently reflect the UK population – neither in its workforce nor the content it produces. A report from the Work Foundation found that 3% of employees in production are from a minority ethnic background, just one in five key production personnel are women, and only 5% of screen workers consider themselves to be disabled.

Inclusion is hardwired into our five year strategy, BFI2022. We are working to ensure the projects we fund, the programmes we curate, the audiences who watch them and our staff are representative of the UK. We have set ourselves inclusion targets and developed diversity standards for all the activity we fund and as a tool for the wider industry.

In this section

  • Diversity standards

    Diversity standards

    Identify areas where changes can improve representation and encourage inclusivity.

  • Inclusion targets

    Inclusion targets

    We have committed to targets to ensure there is diversity and inclusion in the projects we support and the people we employ.

  • BFI-funded projects

    BFI-funded projects

    We ask all our funded projects to put inclusion and diversity at the heart of their decision-making.

  • Increasing inclusivity across the UK industry

    Increasing inclusivity across the UK industry

    Explore resources you can use to create more inclusive projects, and discover how we are creating pathways for more diverse talent to work in the industry.

  • Cultural programme

    Cultural programme

    We know that great filmmaking changes lives. We provide a rich programme of screenings and events to audiences all over the country and online.

  • Inclusion principles

    Inclusion principles

    Read the principles which guide our inclusion work.

  • Bullying and harassment prevention for the screen industries

    Employers and employees can use the industry-endorsed set of principles and guidance to prevent and address bullying and harassment.

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