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The BFI launch new Creative Europe-supported VOD project

The Cut is a series of new short films featuring leading creatives from beyond the realm of cinema revealing the independent films that inspire them.

Supported through Creative Europe’s Promotion of Audiovisual Works Online  funding scheme, the series is now free to view on the BFI's VOD service, BFI Player.

A new short will arrive on BFI Player every month from January through to September 2018, with each artist revealing the independent films from around the world that they love. Reaching beyond the film world, The Cut offers unique insights into how the lives and careers of iconic and respected creatives in other fields have been shaped and influenced by cinema. Each of their chosen films can be found on BFI Player, introducing audiences to titles they might not have been aware of or were hesitant to explore.

Upcoming guests on The Cut include actor, rapper and comedian Ben Bailey Smith (also known as Doc Brown) and world-renowned physicist Brian Cox, with further names to be announced.

The Promotion of Audiovisual Works Online funding scheme is open for applications until 5 April 2018. Visit our funding page for more information.

Episode 1

The series kicks off with British designer Es Devlin, one of the world’s leading stage and set designers, who reveals her love for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindNymphomaniac and Jean Cocteau’s classic fantasy Orphée.

Episode 2

In the second edition of The Cut, Professor Brian Cox talks about the films that matter to him most, including The Man Who Fell To Earth, The Day The Earth Caught Fire and Local Hero.