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The BFI Doc Society Fund now accepting applications



Date Posted: April 27, 2018

The BFI Doc Society Fund is now open, receiving applications until noon on Friday 11 May. The BFI Doc Society Fund aims to develop storytellers from all parts of the country and all communities, backing feature projects with bold cultural and social ambitions.

The Fund will encourage talent to take risks on form and content, where the more commercial sector cannot. We heart the cinema, but we are also platform agnostic and open to projects that reach audiences in new ways.

What the BFI Doc Society supports:

  • Any stage – Development, Production, Completion
  • First time filmmakers
  • Hybrid forms
  • Multi-platform

What the BFI Doc Society doesn’t fund:

  • Filmed productions such as a theatre show, filmed sporting or music event
  • Artist installation work
  • Journalism
  • Films intended primarily for broadcast television

To bear in mind:

All films have to pass the cultural test to be eligible. Please check out the Fund Guidelines before making your application. To apply for the fund, please click here.

Further information about the BFI Doc Society Fund

From 2018 Doc Society will be the BFI’s delegate partner for the UK’s documentary funds with £650,000 to spend annually.

The BFI Doc Society Fund will be an open call fund with three funding rounds a year.

A call for new talent shorts will open separately in the Summer.

A regional touring programme of screenings and workshops will run four times a year, meeting you where you are

There will be a new dedicated Edit Lab for Fund grantees and UK editors

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