The BFI is the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image.
It is a cultural charity that:
- curates and presents the greatest international public programme of world cinema for audiences – in cinemas, at festivals and online
- cares for the BFI National Archive, the most significant film and television archive in the world
- actively seeks out and supports the next generation of filmmakers
- works with government and industry to make the UK the most creatively exciting and prosperous place to make film internationally
The BFI is the distributor of National Lottery funds for film. Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter.