The BFI was founded in 1933. We are a charity governed by a Royal Charter. We combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.
We award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.
BFI Education and Research – the BFI Academy offers 16 – 19 year olds an introduction to the film industry link, find out more here: https://www.bfi.org.uk/education-research