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BFI Doc Society
Features Fund

The BFI Doc Society Fund will open on the 1st July 2022 and close on the 16th September 2022

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:

The BFI Doc Society Fund will open 1st July 2022 and close 16th September 2022

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Watch our BFI Doc Society Fund presentation here


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Access Requirements:

The BFI Doc Society are committed to making its funding accessible to all. TAPE Community Film and Music will be providing our access support for applicants. Find all the details on what support you can receive and how to get the help required to make an application in this PDF document.

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Awards Directory

If you would like to find out which documentary projects are recipients of awards through the BFI Doc Society Fund, please find our directory here.