BFI launches revamped Vision Awards

Coin to boost U.K. production companies

LONDON — The British Film Institute has launched its re-instated Vision Awards for 2013-2015, it was announced Thursday.

The scheme, heralded in last October’s five-year “Film Forever” plan, commits £2.5 million ($4 million) in support for up to 15 U.K. production companies.

The initiative offers producers with a proven track-record, and a strong vision for the future growth of their companies, up to $321,100 over two years to help them develop a slate of projects, and grow a strong sustainable business.

Recipients retain full creative and financial autonomy to use the award to build their slates and bolster their profile nationally and internationally.

“Development is the lifeblood of the U.K. film industry, but it’s risky and private money to support development is scarce. That’s why the BFI’s role as the U.K.’s biggest investor in film development is so vital,” said Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund, which allocates the awards. “The Vision Awards will be crucial in ensuring ambitious and talented U.K. producers have the freedom and resources they need to grow their businesses and develop high-quality, creatively-driven projects to help sow the seeds of future success for U.K. film.”

A maximum of 10 awards of $160,600 per year for two years will be given and up to five further awards of $80,300 per year for two years.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading