BFI Audience Fund

Funding to support various audience related activities in the UK, including film festivals, distribution releases, multiplatform distribution proposals, touring film programmes, large scale and ambitious film programmes.

The programme has a total annual budget of £5.6 million, to be distributed through to strands. These are:

Project awards to support nationally significant proposals where the funded activity will grow priority audiences, offer greater choice and meet the outlined objectives of the fund; and

Organisational awards to support proposals that enable organisations with proven sector experience to offer a range of year-round activity that meets the outlined objectives of the fund.

Project Awards will be made in accordance with the scale and ambition of the proposals, and with the extent to which they meet the BFI objectives. BFI expects the majority of awards approved to be between £20,000 and £50,000 with an upper limit for proposals of exceptional scale or ambition of £200,000.

Organisational Awards will also be made in accordance with the scale and ambition of the proposal, and with the extent to which they meet the BFI objectives. BFI expects the majority of awards approved to be between £50,000 and £200,000. At the BFI’s discretion Organisational awards of over £200,000 may be made.

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