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BFI2022: New BFI 5-year strategy for UK film

The BFI have announced their new 5-year strategy: BFI2022.

The strategy outlines the priorities, funds, aims and intentions of the BFI to grow, sustain and develop British film and film culture between 2017-2022, and responds to the concerns and comments of the national consultation carried out earlier this year, across the country and online. You can access the full BFI2022 strategy here

Key changes to note in relation to the Film Audience Network include:
  • Commitment to the continuation and strengthening of the FAN network
  • A single, flexible, unified fund for ‘Audiences’ encompassing P&A, Neighbourhood Cinema, PDF and other audience initiatives
  • Growing key Hubs’ responsibilities to include talent development
  • A shift in regional boundaries that more closely reflects Arts Council regions in England (Scotland is not affected by this)
  • An emphasis on developing and supporting young audiences (ages 16-30)
Film Hub Scotland will receive Lottery funding via the BFI to support the delivery of activity from 1 April – 31 December 2017 to maintain continuity of service. During that period we expect to complete the transition to ‘FAN2’ under the BFI2022 Strategy and the final three months of funding will be determined through this transition process.

We will keep you updated. If you have comments or questions about the upcoming changes, please get in touch with sambrooke@filmhubscotland.com.

BFI’s CEO Amanda Nevill attended This Way Up in Glasgow on Wednesday 30 November to present the strategy’s significance to audience development in the UK and to answer questions. You can watch Amanda's talk on TWU's YouTube channel and read an excellent summary of it on The Bigger Picture’s website.

Image: Amanda Nevill at This Way Up 16, by Eoin Carey

2 December 2016

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