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BFI Doc Society
Features Fund

The BFI Doc Society Fund is now OPEN and the deadline for applications has been extended to 12 noon (GMT) on Tuesday 14th December 2021

The BFI Doc Society Fund aims to develop storytellers from all parts of the UK, backing feature projects with bold cultural and social ambitions.

The Fund will encourage filmmakers 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.

We can support:

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

What we don’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:

Got some questions?

Join our live online session examining everything BFI Doc Society Feature funding with two BFI Doc Society funded producers on Tuesday 7th December at 12 noon GMT with fund grantee producers RACHEL WEXLER and GANNESH RAJAH. For the full programme information please see here. To sign up please click the registration link below


You can also watch our BFI Doc Society Fund presentation here

I've got a question

Please check out our comprehensive guidelines which should help with any burning questions. If you can’t find what you need, please contact our BFI Doc Society Production Manager Hannah Bush Bailey at

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