Bring us
your truth

The BFI Doc Society Fund is CLOSED
The Made Of Truth Shorts programme is CLOSED

The next cycle will start in 2019

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 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.

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:

Sign up to the Doc Society newsletter to get news of opening and closing dates on the film funds as well as dates for our regional #howdoyouDocSociety events, connecting local filmmakers to industry.


In a handful of immersive regional events (‘locals’) exploring the new national BFI Doc Society fund and current landscape for non-fiction film, we hear from the filmmakers and decision makers serving the docs community. After inspiring events in Newcastle and Birmingham, we’re heading to Wales joining our colleagues at Film Hub Wales and Ffilm Cymru Wales for a day of Doc appreciation in Cardiff at Chapter Arts Centre on Wednesday 6 March 2019.


As we get local alongside industry experts, share news on opportunities and support for non-fiction filmmakers in Wales, hear doc case studies, discussion, networking and one-to-one doc ‘surgeries’.

Whether you’re a doc-maker, doc-lover or simply doc-curious, join the community as we embrace a new and diverse vision for documentary film in the UK.

Date: Wednesday 6 March 2019
Time: 09:30 - 18:30 (all day event)
Venue: Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, Wales CF5 1QE

To more information and to register to attend contact:

If you require financial support for it to be possible for you to attend this event, please contact