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Doc Society is the BFI’s delegate partner, administering National Lottery funding for Independent documentary filmmaking UK-wide.
The BFI Doc Society Fund supports and nurtures independent non-fiction film by UK filmmakers, prioritising expansive, director-led storytelling. The Fund comprises a features fund, the Made of Truth shorts fund for new and emerging filmmakers, and a talent support programme all enabled by the National Lottery. Our funding is intended to be transformative and representative of all UK society.

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Read the full BFI Doc Society Fund Review here. This review reflects on our funded films, filmmakers and activity between 2018-2023. Download PDF (15.3MB)

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The BFI Doc Society Fund will open in May 2023

Made of Truth is now open for applications until Tuesday 27 June at 12.00pm (noon) BST.


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