UK Documentary Producers Voice Concern About New BFI Funding

“The BFI Film Fund’s partnership with Doc Society, formerly Britdoc, to deliver a new £1m fund to UK documentary producers is raising eyebrows within the sector as some filmmakers question if the move signals a “lower commitment” to the genre in the UK.

Key to the concerns is a new £80,000 ceiling on individual awards.

The £80,000 limit proposed by the BFI Doc Society Fund suggests those films, which all went on to screen at leading festivals, with many also nominated for top awards, would have been left with a significant funding gap” says Tom Grater.

Read more on Screen Daily about the issues with new BFI funding rules 

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