Bring us
your truth

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

Opening this Summer 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 events, connecting and building the docs community in the UK.


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, Birmingham and Wales, we’re heading to Belfast joining our colleagues at Docs Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen for a day of Doc appreciation at Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast on Friday 14 June 2019.


Join us in Belfast at Docs Ireland as the BFI Doc Society Fund team share news on commissioning and funding opportunities (including the BFI national lottery funds), spotlight and explore creative documentary filmmaking and encourage new voices. It’s also an opportunity for filmmakers to participate in personal one2one 'doc surgeries' as well as drinks networking (compliments of Northern Ireland Screen) with fellow filmmakers and other makers, movers and shakers interested in non-fiction forms of storytelling.

Date: Friday 14 June 2019
Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm (Registration from 9:30am)
Queen's Film Theatre, 20 University Square, Belfast BT7 1PA

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