British Film Institute Audience Fund launched (UK)

The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched a new Audience Fund. The Audience Fund is designed to support a range of audience orientated activities such as film festivals, distribution releases, multiplatform distribution proposals, touring film programmes, large scale and ambitious film programmes. A total of £5.6million is available annually and the fund will support two types of awards. These are the 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 the 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.

The fund is open to a wide range of organisations including: 

•    Limited liability companies or partnerships
•    Community interest companies registered
•    Local authority or statutory bodies
•    Charities or trusts registered with the Charity Commission (including UK universities); etc.

Applications for Project awards will be accepted on a rolling basis and applications for Organisational awards will be accepted throughout November each year.

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