Submit a film

The BFI Film Audience Network supports 5 films every year. Submissions are open on a rolling basis for films being released from mid-October 2018 onwards. Shortlisting for the next selection will take place in August 2018 and we expect to announce the next films to receive FAN support by the end of that month.

Films are selected by representatives from the BFI Film Audience Network, BFI, Into Film and the Independent Cinema Office.

To qualify for FAN support, the film must meet at least 3 of the below criteria in addition to a clear rationale for its appeal to a young audience (16-30 years). Please note FAN will only support films scheduled for release by the FDA and certified by BBFC.

  • Go beyond the mainstream offer and may be perceived as ‘risky’ or ‘challenging’
  • Have potential to engage diverse audiences (as per BFI Diversity Standards)
  • Show a diversity of on-screen portrayals, cultures and languages
  • Tell distinctive British stories – with a focus on non-London
  • Make a particular contribution to the art of film (for example a distinctive style)
  • FAN can impact on in terms of audience reach and engagement

If you have any questions, please get in touch at fannewreleases@watershed.co.uk.

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Please fill in at least 3 of the below boxes to demonstrate how this film meets the criteria for BFI Film Audience Network support. Films that do not meet at least 3 of the criteria will not be considered for support. (max 300 words per box)

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