New Directions is a programme supporting archive film events which retrace the historic steps that have brought the UK to its current political and cultural crossroads.
Taking place from July-November 2021, New Directions will support screenings that explore pivotal moments of modern history where the people of the UK tried to break with the past, change direction or embark on new journeys.
If you’ve been inspired to develop a project, there are two levels of financial support available through the New Directions Engagement Fund.
Funding of up to £10,000 is available to support one-off events and venue-based projects, and funding of up to £15,000 is available to support national projects or large-scale touring commissions. More details on the Engagement Fund, its eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found in the funding guidelines.
Ahead of our industry events at Cinema Rediscovered, we introduce some of the most distinctive voices in film curation and archiving who are joining us for discussions, talks, and presentations in July 2021.
A UK-wide season of Japanese cinema, from early silents to contemporary innovation, and everything in between. Led by BFI in partnership with BFI FAN.
Encounters has a new monthly cinema programme presenting curated selections of UK and international short films from the Encounters Film Festival archive. Currently available to book