British Film Institute Programming Development Fund

Funding support for the British Film Institute's UK Audience Network, enhancing audience choice by enabling exhibitors to back more adventurous programming.

Up to £1.4 million per year will be available through the Programming Development Fund over the four years to 2017.

There are three strands of funding available in this fund:

  • Strand 1 is designed to support the development costs of a project which requires feasibility, testing or piloting in advance of a full project proposal. Awards will be within the range £5,000 to £20,000.
  • Strand 2 is designed to support projects which have been fully developed and are ready for implementation. Awards will be within the range £15,000 to £150,000.
  • Strand 3 is designed to support very large-scale projects only. The BFI expects to make a very limited number of awards under this strand each year. Awards will be in the range £150,000 to £500,000.
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