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Highlighting some of the astonishing and engaging work that has been supported by the UK public, including the National Lottery funding through the BFI, over the last 60 years.

The BFI invests National Lottery funding into developing and supporting filmmakers with diverse, bold and distinctive projects, that have a cultural relevance or progressive ideas and which reflect people from different backgrounds. We support filmmakers who are early in their career, taking risks and offering a fresh take or new perspective.
 
We support the development of more than 100 feature films each year, and the production of a further 30 including documentaries through our partnership with Doc Society.

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Perfect 10Perfect 10

Drama201984 minsDirector: Eva Riley

An aspiring teen gymnast’s world is turned upside down with the arrival of the half-brother she never knew she had.

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SummerlandSummerland

Drama2018100 minsDirector: Jessica Swale

Gemma Arterton stars in acclaimed theatre director Jessica Swale’s moving Second World War drama, as a woman rediscovering her ability to love.

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Locked In - Breaking the SilenceLocked In - Breaking the Silence

Documentary202075 minsDirector: Xavier Alford

An intimate, personal and surprisingly life-affirming story with a rare illness at its heart.

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RunRun

Drama201876 minsDirector: Scott Graham

Mark Stanley plays the petrol-head who never left town, in this Bruce Springsteen-inspired tale of thwarted dreamers.

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Make UpMake Up

Drama201986 minsDirector: Claire Oakley

The debut feature from acclaimed short filmmaker Claire Oakley is a riveting psycho-sexual drama in which nothing is quite what it seems.

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Fanny Lye Deliver'dFanny Lye Deliver'd

Drama2019112 minsDirector: Thomas Clay

The wife of a puritanical farmer seems resigned to her lot, until she has her head turned by the arrival of a young couple in Thomas Clay’s provocative period drama.

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YardieYardie

Crime2018102 minsDirector: Idris Elba

In his thrilling directorial debut, Idris Elba brings to life Victor Headley’s cult crime novel.

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XY ChelseaXY Chelsea

Documentary201894 minsDirector: Tim Travers Hawkins

Telling the historic story of whistleblower Chelsea Manning; the journey of her fight for survival and dignity, and her transition from prisoner to a free woman.

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Tell It to the BeesTell It to the Bees

Drama2017108 minsDirector: Annabel Jankel

Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger star as two very different women who fall in love in this 1950s-set romantic drama.

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The SouvenirThe Souvenir

Drama2018120 minsDirector: Joanna Hogg

Winner of Sundance 2019's Grand Jury Prize, The Souvenir is the compelling, semi-autobiographical drama from acclaimed writer-director Joanna Hogg.

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High LifeHigh Life

Science Fiction2018113 minsDirector: Claire Denis

The messiness of sex, the mysteries of birth and the moving spectacle of devoted parenting in the face of impending oblivion create a potent atmosphere in Claire Denis’ English-language debut.

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ColetteColette

Biopic2017112 minsDirector: Wash Westmoreland

This witty, Belle Époque-era biopic stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West as literary couple Colette and Willy, whose relationship rewrote social and gender rules.

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Backed by BFI - Features
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Backed by BFI - Features

21st Century British Cinema is in rude health. Internationally acclaimed, with success at festivals and the box office, the BFI is proud to support the breathtaking range of the UK’s filmmaking talent.

Backed by BFI - Shorts
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Backed by BFI - Shorts

Skill and vision fuel the best short films, as these early experiments from revered directors illustrate.

Backed by BFI - Documentaries
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Backed by BFI - Documentaries

Fresh perspectives on familiar themes give a new relevance, as proven by our choice of the best in modern documentaries.