Festivals are a key part of our cultural infrastructure: they inspire audiences, artists, filmmakers and professionals alike. BFI believes festivals have the potential to help achieve BFI's Film Forever goals. The BFI has allocated National Lottery funding of £1 million per year, for the four years from 2013-2017, to the Film Festival Fund.
As part of the Audience Fund, the Film Festival Fund seeks to support festivals which provide a greater depth and breadth of film and increase choice to audiences across the UK as well as increasing audiences for specialised and independent British film. The fund has two priorities: Firstly, funding is available to help film festivals with a strong cultural programme and which serve regional and local people, to reach out to new audiences across the UK.
New festivals can be supported under this strand as long as they demonstrate a clear cultural vision which meets a gap in provision, are based on audience analysis and need and demonstrate financial viability. Funding is also available to support audience development activity at UK film festivals that have an international or UK-wide reach and profile, enhancing opportunities for the UK film industry nationally and internationally, as well as providing more choice for audiences.
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