Funding: British Film Institute Offers Programming Development Funding

BFIBritish Film Institute Offers Programming Development Funding

The British Film Institute (BFI) is inviting applications to its Programming Development Fund, which seeks to enhance audience choice by enabling exhibitors to back more adventurous programming. The Programming Development Fund forms part of the BFI Audience Fund 2013-2017. The Programming Development Fund will support programming initiatives of cultural significance, high profile and wide reach, encouraging curatorial ambition, achieving economies of scale and bringing films to audiences across the UK in a fresh and original way. The fund aims to achieve this through supporting comprehensive programmes of activity led by exhibitors. 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.
The next deadline for Strands 1 and 2 applications is 2 September 2013 (5pm). The 2013 deadline for Strand 3 applications is 2 December 2013 (5pm). Click here to visit the BFI website for further information (opens in new window).

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