The BFI serves a public role which covers the cultural, creative and economic aspects of film in the UK.
Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter. Under the Royal Charter, the BFI has five objectives:
- To encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the UK
- To promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners
- To promote education about film, television and the moving image generally, and their impact on society
- To promote access to and appreciation of the widest possible range of British and world cinema
- To establish, care for and develop collections reflecting the moving image history and heritage of the UK.
BFI’s 2022 strategy has three strategic priorities over the next 5 years:
- Future Audiences
- Future Learning and Skills
- Future Talent