Applicants for funding should read the BFI Diversity Standards , which encourage equality of opportunity and address underrepresentation in the screen industries.
Our main areas for providing distribution and exhibition support are:
BFI National Lottery Audience Projects Fund
The BFI National Lottery Audience Projects Fund supports ambitious, audience-facing independent UK and international film and broader screen activity of national scale.Apply
BFI Film Audience Network
The BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) is a collaboration of 8 film hubs, managed by leading film organisations and venues around the UK.Find out more
Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas: Round 3
Part of the UK Government’s cultural recovery package providing support for world-class cultural, arts and heritage institutions.Find funding
BFI National Lottery Open Cinemas
This is a new pilot activity which aims to boost attendance of new audiences at independent cinemas and grow engagement with independent film.Find funding
If you are looking for funding for international activity see Film Export Fund .
If you are looking for production and development support see Production and development funding .
For information and resources on community cinema see Cinema For All’s My Community Cinema .
Environmental sustainability in the film exhibition sector
Recommendations and resources to help develop greener, climate-friendly work practices in the film exhibition sector.Find out more
Taking VR stories to UK audiences: Common Ground, a UK touring report
A report looking at the distribution and exhibition of VR projects in the UK through a proposed tour of VR documentary, Common Ground.Find out more