The British Film Institute Reveals Its 10-Year Vision To Develop The Creative Industries

The British Film Institute (BFI) has presented his 10-year strategy to develop the film and television industries, as well as othersuch as games and interactive projects, through his vision Screen Culture 2033.

Plans go forward to the charity’s centenary in 2033 and will work to effectively enhance the organisation’s reach and influence.

BFI CEO Ben Roberts and Chairman Tim Richards unveiled the plans, as well as a new project; a £136 million ($154.2 million) three-year financing plan.

“Although the first moving images were created more than 100 years ago, screen culture is still young, dynamic and expanding,” the BFI said. “Today it presents a broader screen landscape that encompasses film, television, digital media, extended reality (XR) and video games. It has become the dominant medium of communication, information, and storytelling for Generation Z and beyond.”

The statement continued: “As an industry, the UK screen sector is also a large and fast-growing employer incorporating a wide range of skills to produce and distribute vibrant forms of entertainment for UK and international audiences, making a significant contribution to the UK economy. . Since the publication of the BFI 2022 strategy in 2017, the UK’s display industries have more than doubled in size. Spending on high-end film and television production in the UK alone soared (from £3.4bn in 2017) to £5.6bn ($6.4bn) last year and is forecast to reach £7.3bn. million pounds sterling (US$8.3 billion) by 2025.”

The BFI detailed six main focuses for the Screen Culture 2033 plans. They include:

  • Changing the organization’s relationship with audiences, and ultimately becoming “an open house for all to discover storytelling on screen.”
  • Be more involved in promoting all screen-oriented industries.
  • Develop and implement a future-oriented display file “that is the most open in the world”.
  • Expand the reach and access of BFI, primarily by delivering cultural programming through its BFI+ streaming service.
  • Promote and positively influence screen culture to be taught more in schools and create a “skilled and sustainable workforce that reflects the UK population” and is ready for increased job opportunities in the sector.
  • In addition, it uses BFI National Lottery funding and policy development to navigate and pinpoint where sectors need support.

The organization said of the six-point plan: “To achieve all of this, the BFI will work to become more financially resilient in its approach, based on its charitable and business income.”

The BFI’s three-year National Lottery strategy will help identify where the charity will invest around £45 million ($51.4 million) a year in funding from 2023. The focus of the funding will be on filmmakers, film development, skills and education, innovation, international work and audience development.

The BFI stated that the guiding principles of Screen Culture and the National Lottery scheme are equity, diversity and inclusion, and environmental sustainability.

“This new vision sets out how the UK’s leading organization for film and the moving image will transform access to its unique and valuable collections, cultural and educational programmes, and use research and policy work, alongside a new strategy and BFI National Lottery funding plan, to build a diverse and accessible screen culture that benefits all of society and contributes to a prosperous UK economy,” the BFI said.

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