BFI Japan

Funding available

  • £500-5000

Dates and deadlines

  • Applications Open: 21 July EOIs Close: 23 August
  • Screening Support Deadlines: 6 September, 4 October, 8 November

In 2020 BFI celebrated the cinema of Japan, with a comprehensive programme of films online via BFI Player and select screenings and events. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on UK cinemas, the season was postponed.

The BFI FAN Major Programmes team are now pleased to announce Japan 2021, a nationwide expanded season welcoming applications for programmes and events celebrating Japanese cinema. 

Film Hub Midlands are offering funding up to £5,000 for organisations to present screenings and engagement activity as part of the season. Smaller awards of up to £500 will be awarded to support costs for one-off screenings and booking fees.

Financial support

  • Expression of Interest (EOI) of up to £5000 for venue-based and regional/national projects proposals
  • Screening support of up to £500 for booking fees and one-off event costs

To find out more about funding conditions and eligibility, download all Guidelines, Application Form and Programme Research on the Film Hub Midlands website here.