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BFI DOC SOCIETY

FUND

Since 2018, Doc Society has been the BFI’s delegate partner administering National Lottery funding for independent British documentary filmmaking.
The BFI Doc Society Fund supports creative and hybrid feature documentaries with bold cultural and social ambitions, and short films by diverse, emerging voices from all over the UK. The fund has two calls a year for feature documentaries, and one for shorts. We also facilitate a dedicated support programme aimed at building connections with documentary filmmakers across all corners of the UK and providing professional development opportunities for grantee filmmakers.

Latest Updates

The Made of Truth: BFI Doc Society Short Film Fund is now open

For our next BFI Local, we’ll be heading to Yorkshire on Thursday 16th September 10am - 1pm

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Features Fund

The BFI Doc Society Fund will open in Autumn 2021

Made of Truth:

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Short Film Fund

Made of Truth: BFI Doc Society Short Film Fund is now open

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Ripple Effect Fund

The BFI Doc Society Ripple Effect Fund is now closed, thank you for applying.

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Production SOS Fund

The BFI Doc Society SOS Fund is now closed, thank you for applying.

BFI Doc Society Locals

BFI Doc Society Locals are free, participatory events taking place across the UK offering informative sessions and networking for anyone who has or is thinking about making creative documentaries.

Awardee

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Information and recipients of awards through the BFI Doc Society Fund
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