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BFI, DCMS invest £2.1m in UK companies

The BFI has made a further 25 awards through its UK Global Screen Fund, supporting UK screen content businesses across film, TV, animation and interactive narrative video games to enhance their international activities. Financed through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the awards see a further £2,105,600 being allocated through the £7m […]

December 16, 2021

Report: Boom in UK screen industries

An independent report, Screen Business, published by the BFI, the UK organisation for film and the moving image, reveals the highest-ever return on investment to the UK economy of £13.48 billion [€15.83bn] (GVA) from the UK’s Government’s screen tax reliefs from 2017-2019. Over the period, spend on high-end TV production (HETV), surpassed that of film […]

December 13, 2021

BFI engages Red Bee for audio description and captioning

The British Film Institute (BFI), the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image, has selected global media services company Red Bee Media as its official access services provider for two major film festivals in 2021. Red Bee delivered audio description and captioning for the 2021 BFI Flare Festival and provided similar support for […]

October 21, 2021

BFI appoints Yordanova as Head of UK Global Screen Fund

The BFI has announced Denitsa Yordanova as the new Head of the recently launched UK Global Screen Fund. Starting on July 12th, Yordanova will lead the UK Global Screen Fund team in promoting, delivering and growing the pilot fund, engaging with industry across the UK to support independent screen content to compete effectively in the […]

June 22, 2021

UK launches £7m Global Screen Fund

More British film and screen content will reach an international stage thanks to a £7 million (€8m) UK Global Screen Fund launched by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden. Developed in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI), the fund will support the UK independent screen sector to export their productions to markets around the world, helping […]

April 23, 2021 content deal with BFI has announced a content deal with the BFI, the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and moving image. The global platform will host a dedicated strand of curated content, selected from the BFI’s archives, one of the largest collections of film and television in the world. Highlights include Ridley Scott’s debut film, Boy and […]

March 29, 2021

UK screen industries’ anti-bullying initiatives

UK screen industry bodies BFI and BAFTA have revealed the next stage of what they claim is ground-breaking work to tackle bullying, harassment and racism in the workplace with a new employer Action List for the film and television industry, as The Film and TV Charity launches new services, providing immediate support for workers. The […]

March 17, 2021

BFI: “Positive outlook for UK film and TV production”

Official figures published by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit reveal strong signs of economic recovery in UK film and high-end TV (HETV) production following months of suspended filming in the wake of the pandemic. The final three months have recorded a £1.19 billion spend in the final quarter of 2020, the second highest spend […]

February 4, 2021

BBC, BFI host British film season

BBC Film and the BFI have announced a new season of British films, beginning on BBC Two on October 24th with Daniel Kokotajlo’s Bafta-nominated Apostasy. ‘British Film Premiere: New Films from New Voices’ will present a new premiere every Saturday night through to December, celebrating a new wave of British filmmakers. Each film will be […]

October 22, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Mentors revealed for 2020 ‘BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew’ support programme

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and BFI have today announced the six industry mentors who will provide a year-long mentorship to the BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew 2020 mentees. Now in its sixth year, BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew is a partnership between BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, BAFTA and […]

October 12, 2020