BFI Vision Awards

The BFI Vision Awards focus on empowering a diverse range of film producers around the UK to build development slates with new projects that demonstrate ambition, risk taking and diverse voices.

We will prioritise producers who have the greatest potential to contribute to the success of the industry, and who can clearly identify their need for support through public funding.

The deadline for applications is 6 January 2020, 11:59pm.

In order to apply, producers need to have made one distributed feature film or TV series, and no more than three. All applicants need to have a demonstrable ability to drive a project through development to production. Please check the eligibility criteria outlined in our guidelines carefully before beginning an application to the fund.

Producers who do not yet meet the criteria to apply may be eligible to apply to the BFI NETWORK Insight New Producer programme, a nine-month practical course which seeks to equip new producers with the confidence and ability to realise their creative and business ambitions. More detailed information on this programme will be available later in November.


Please ensure you have read the full funding guidelines before you complete the application form.

Application timeline

18 November 2019 – Applications open

6 January 2020, 11:59pm – Closing date for applications

19 February 2020 – We will inform applicants if they are invited to an interview, or if they have been unsuccessful

24 February – 6 March 2020 – Interviews

31 March 2020 – Final decision

Please note that decision and interview dates are subject to revision, depending on the level of applications we receive.


The application form will be available on this page from the morning of 18 November 2019.



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