Film Exhibition Fund
Supporting independent film exhibition in the North

A group of people sat on a rooftop watching a film on a large screen

Funding available

Apply for up to £10,000
Support to re-build and reach new audiences

Dates and deadlines

Applications close: 01 September 2022
Activity window: April 2022 - December 2022

The Film Exhibition Fund is here to support the independent film exhibition sector in the North.

Through the Film Exhibition Fund, funding of up to £10,000 is available for screening activity taking place between April 2022 - December 2022.

The primary objective of the Film Exhibition Fund is to support exhibitors to engage audiences with independent film programmes in a communal setting. All activity supported through the fund should aim to increase in-person audiences for British, independent and international film in the North.

We can support a range of project specific costs including programming, marketing, staffing and accessibility.

The entire range of organisations in our exhibitor network are eligible to apply - including full-time cinemas, mixed arts centres, community cinemas and film societies, film festivals and touring programmes.

Applications will be assessed on a monthly basis with the last deadline on 29 Aug 2022.

Take a look at the funding guidelines for more information on the fund, its aims and eligibility criteria. If you have access requirements that mean you need assistance when applying for funds, you can request help through the BFI Access Support Scheme.

If your project requires less financial support (up to £3,000), you might consider applying to our Film Exhibition Fund - Pitch Pot scheme. 

Download the guidelines

A plain text version of these guidelines is also available to download [.docx].

Image credit: FACT Cinema in the City 2021