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About the BFI

The BFI was founded in 1933. We are a charity governed by a Royal Charter. We combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.

We award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.

Film Forever is our five year strategic plan for 2012-2017 to support UK film. The plan covers all our activities and is based around three priorities – education and audiences, support for the UK film industry and unlocking film heritage.

  • Become a BFI Member

    Enjoy a world of benefits with BFI Membership.

  • Support the BFI

    Help us continue our vital work to preserve and promote film culture.

  • Press releases and media enquiries

    Our press team deals with all BFI activities and responds to general media enquiries.

  • Policy and strategy

    We work to help shape film strategy and policy in the UK.

  • Partnerships

    We develop innovative partnerships to ensure the success of film across the UK.

  • Job opportunities

    Browse our current vacancies, employment policy and internship opportunities.

  • Selling to the BFI

    There are many goods and services providers that we buy from – find out more about our tender process.

  • Help and FAQ

    Frequently asked questions and ways to get in touch.

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