BFI launches new funding for emerging UK film producers

BFI launches new funding for emerging UK film producers

The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched the BFI Vision Awards 3, committing £2.5 million of Lottery funding to new and emerging UK film producers.

Sitting alongside the BFI Film Fund's new measures to help producers working at every level of experience, the Vision Awards 3 are designed specifically to allow those who are at an early stage of their film career to build on their relationships with writers and directors, form alliances with established producers and partners, and afford the time to find new talent and develop their projects.

Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund, said: "We know that the economic realities for most producers are as challenging as ever, and that developing relationships and material with new filmmakers takes time and tenacity. We also recognise that the number of producers working outside London is relatively small. Diversity remains a serious issue – something we are very keen to address."

You can read more about the BFI Vision Awards 3 and how to apply on the BFI website. 

Image: Second Coming, by Debbie Tucker Green. Photo by Stephen Cummiskey 2013.