We are a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. We believe society needs stories. Film, television and the moving image bring them to life, helping us connect and understand each other better. We share the stories of yesterday, search for the stories of today, and shape the stories of tomorrow.
The BFI fulfils its purpose through:
Supporting creativity and actively seeking out the next generation of UK storytellers; growing and caring for the BFI National Archive, the world’s largest film and television archive; offering the widest range of UK and international moving image culture online and in venue through its programmes and festivals; using its knowledge to educate and deepen public appreciation and understanding of film and the moving image; and working with Government and industry to ensure the continued growth of the UK’s screen industries.