New Screen Business report shows UK tax reliefs power unprecedented boom in UK screen industries

A new independent report Screen Business, published by the BFI, reveals the highest ever return on investment to the UK economy of £13.48bn (GVA) from the UK’s Government’s screen tax reliefs from 2017-2019. The in-depth triennial report shows the tax reliefs generated record-breaking levels of production and jobs; grew local businesses and infrastructure expansion across the … Read more

BFI Film Academy celebrates 10 years of supporting young filmmakers

The BFI hosted a special event at BFI Southbank to celebrate the BFI Film Academy’s 10th anniversary and the next generation of talented filmmakers it has supported. The flagship education and skills programme offers young people from anywhere in the UK, and from any background, opportunities to work in an exploding industry that is calling … Read more

BFI London Film Festival unveils 2021 programme

Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch are among the 159 features that will play the 65th BFI London Film Festival (LFF, October 6-17), which will also screen the first two episodes of the third season of HBO’s Succession, making it the European premiere of the anticipated series. … Read more

BFI appoints Harriet Finney as deputy CEO

The BFI has announced that Harriet Finney has been appointed BFI deputy CEO and executive director of the newly formed corporate and industry affairs team. Working closely alongside BFI chief executive Ben Roberts, Harriet will be focused on strategic leadership of the BFI’s work with stakeholders from the cultural sector, industry and government to advance … Read more

New BFI research shows audiences are ready to return to the cinema

As cinemas reopen today (Monday 17 May), research has just been published by the BFI from its audience screen engagement study showing the continued universal appeal of films with adults watching 36 films each on average in 2020. In addition, audience sentiment research commissioned by the BFI in June last year prior to cinemas reopening in … Read more

New BFI Southbank season celebrates the joy of the big screen with movies handpicked by filmmakers

With just one week to go until cinemas across the country are able to reopen, BFI Southbank’s new season ‘Dream Palace: Movies Made for the Big Screen’ is the perfect programme to get audiences excited about returning to cinemas. The season is inspired by the ongoing Sight & Sound editorial campaign ‘My Dream Palace’, which sees … Read more

Scorsese, Nolan and more pay tribute as BFI creative director Heather Stewart steps down

After a career at the BFI spanning 30 years, Heather Stewart is to step down in September 2021 from her current role as creative director. She will take on a new position as BFI director emeritus. As director emeritus, Stewart will continue to be an ambassador and advisor to the BFI, with a focus on … Read more

New Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund set up

The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create a new industry-backed Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund to help support the creative community, which like many industries, has been devastated by the pandemic. Established with a £1m donation from Netflix, the new Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund will … Read more

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