The BFI Development Fund

The BFI Development Fund awards money from the National Lottery to support formal development of original live action, emerging media and animation feature filmmaking from treatments to production-ready screenplays from storytellers demonstrating a bold vision and creative excellence.

We aim to help develop viable projects by teams across the UK who can demonstrate previous experience in writing, directing and producing to a point where they are ready to seek production funding from the BFI or other sources.

National Lottery funding for documentaries is provided by our partner, Doc Society and funding for short films is provided through BFI NETWORK.

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