Published on: 12 December 2011 in Industry

BFI to appoint Director of Film Fund

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The British Film Institute is on the hunt for its first Director of Film Fund, the position responsible for overseeing the U.K.’s biggest public film fund.

The person who fills the role will have over £21 million to award to new films and filmmakers at their disposal, money raised from lottery funding. Previous recipients of this funding include The King’s Speech by Tom Hooper, and Steve McQueen’s forthcoming film Shame.

The BFI role will be executed with “a holistic approach to public investment in British film...bringing together the areas of development, production, distribution and exhibition and overseeing all of the BFI’s lottery film fund investments.”

The Director of Film Fund will combine the roles recently vacated by Tanya Seghatchian (development production funding) and Pete Buckingham (distribution and exhibition). For more, click here.

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