British Film Institute’s ‘Film Forever’ Plan Includes Funding Boost For Filmmakers

Joe Utichi contributes to Deadline’s UK coverage:

British filmmakers will benefit from a boost in British Film Institute funding rising annually to £24M by 2017. The increased investment forms part of the BFI’s five-year Film Forever: Supporting UK Film 2012-2017 plan. It focuses on local and international production, education, audiences and film heritage, and reflects an especially buoyant British film industry. “With film industry growth currently outstripping the economy as a whole, we want to invest to ensure continued success,” said BFI chair Greg Dyke. Funding for British films will increase by at least £1M a year, representing a 30% boost by 2017. A new International Fund will support inward investment and film exports. It will strengthen relationships in the USA and Europe and aid emerging sectors like Brazil and China. (more…)

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