We believe that:
- Off-screen inclusion will drive on-screen representation and that will bring broader audiences to the industry including the BFI.
- Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not.
- Attracting and developing a range of skilled professionals from under represented backgrounds is crucial to the continued success of the screen industries.
- We don’t need labels, great stories have universal appeal – and we want to see a more representative range of stories reaching wider audiences.
- There are clear cultural and commercial opportunities and benefits created by embedding inclusivity within our industry.
- We can support the industry by sharing knowledge, providing great resources and encouraging take-up of the BFI Diversity Standards and our guidance and principles tackling bullying and harassment.
- Everyone should have the opportunity to develop a lifelong relationship with the moving image.
- The BFI’s role is to look to the future – with the BFI acting a bridge to build a more joined up approach.
- Inclusion is not our biggest challenge, but our greatest untapped opportunity.