UK’s BFI increases film fund


Cineuropa reports that the British Film Institute (BFI), which became the lead body for the UK’s film industry on 1 April 2011 (following last year’s dissolving of the UK Film Council), has increased its film fund from £15m to £18m.

Minister for the Creative Industries Ed Vaizey said: “The transfer of UK Film Council activities to the BFI has been concluded with no disruption to filmmakers. In retaining key industry expertise and building on the wealth of knowledge already in the BFI, I am confident that the future of British film is in safe hands.’

BFI director Amanda Nevill stated that this “new era” wasn’t about an organisation but about film, filmmakers and audiences.


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