Film Exhibition Fund (FEF)

Support for Independent Film Exhibition

Supported by #NationalLottery funding via the BFI #BFIIndustry

The FEF aims to re-energise the independent film exhibition sector and aid the recovery of cultural organisations across the UK. It will support exhibitors to resume audience development activity in line with FAN objectives, programme British, independent and international film, and deliver screenings.

Total amount available: £40,000
Awards: up to £5k
Applications open: Monday 17th August 2020
Applications close: Wednesday 30th September 2020
Activity window: October 2020 – March 2021

Aim: Not for new organisations or new projects but to help existing hub members to reboot activity and re-engage audiences.

Note: please note that your activity start date should be mid-October onwards to allow for funding decisions from FHW.

Please read the guidelines in full and follow steps outlined to make an application.

You can view and download the full guidelines here (or download as a PDF or Word document).





Please read the guidelines in full before making an application.

  • Download the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form in Word here.
  • Or complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form online here.
  • Download the *Budget Template here (this can only be downloaded and sent to us by email).

The deadline for applications to the fund is: 5pm on Wednesday 30th September 2020.

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. Find out more information here.

  • We may be able to offer bursaries for online training. Please contact us for more information,
  • Please see our message to members for wider information relating to Covid-19.