Inclusion principles

These principles guide our inclusion work.

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.

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