BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund

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The BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund will help to restart the independent film exhibition sector by supporting screening activity which engages in-person audiences with British, independent and international film.

Funding of up to £5,000 is available for activity taking place between April - December 2022. (If you anticipate delivering activity between January and March 2023, please speak to the Hub team). Support can go towards a range of costs – such as programming, marketing and staffing - on projects which present culturally diverse film programmes and broaden audiences for independent cinema.

The entire range of Film Hub London member organisations are eligible to apply - including full-time cinemas, mixed arts centres, community cinemas and film societies, film festivals and touring programmes. You can find out more information about Film Hub London and becoming a member here.

To apply, please first read the BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund Guidance prior to completing and submitting a Proposal Form along with Budget Template and Equality Monitoring Form via email to

If you have access requirements that mean you need assistance when applying for funds, you may be able to request financial support through the BFI Access Support Scheme.

If you have any questions about the fund or the application process, or would like to discuss submitting an application in a different way, please get in touch via