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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.

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