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BFI Film Fund

The BFI uses National Lottery funds to develop and support original UK filmmakers and films, and to increase the audiences who can enjoy them.

We seek to reflect the public in the films we support, the audiences who watch them, and the filmmakers, actors and crews who make them.

Our aim is to champion diverse, bold and distinctive films and increase the audiences for them across the UK. See a trailer of the films we’ve supported.

Watch BFI Film Fund 2018 trailer

Film Fund support

  • Production and development funding

    Production and development funding

    We provide support for the production, development and completion of feature films which fairly reflect people from different backgrounds.

  • Distribution and exhibition funding

    Distribution and exhibition funding

    We support high-quality British and independent releases, increase film choice for audiences and offer a springboard for UK film exports.

  • BFI Diversity Standards

    BFI Diversity Standards

    Identify areas where changes can improve representation and encourage inclusivity.

  • BFI Production Fund Awards 2018/19 statistics

    BFI Production Fund Awards 2018/19 statistics

    We welcome the risk takers, the rule breakers and the culture definers to come and do their best work with us at the BFI. Here’s a breakdown of the films we invested in between April 2018 to March 2019.

More from the Film Fund

  • Meet the Film Fund team

    We work across film development and production, audience development, and operations and partnerships.

  • Get in touch

    Contact the BFI Film Fund team if you have a query about our activity or your project.



    Discovering, developing and funding new filmmakers.

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  • Creative Europe

    Creative Europe

    Creative Europe is the European Union’s funding programme for the audiovisual industry and creative sectors.

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  • Search for Lottery awards

    Search for Lottery awards

    Search the funding awards for films, projects and organisations made by the BFI since April 2011.

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