Funded in 1933, the BFI is the lead organisation for film in the UK. It is the only organisation in the world that combines a cultural, creative and industry role for film.
The UK has had a significant film industry for over a century. While film production reached an all-time high in 1936, a ‘golden age’ of British cinema is usually thought to have occurred in the 1940s, during which the directors David Lean, Michael Powell and Carol Reed produced their most highly acclaimed work. British film is now once again going through a golden period with British film continuing to make a major contribution to the growth of the UK’s economy.
It is the aim of The Krasner Fund for The BFI Programme to showcase the best of British Film through screenings and ‘in conversations’, with the money from the Fund going towards the BFI Collections, the biggest archive of film and television in the world.
“The Krasner Fund for the BFI is playing a vital role in helping us to ensure that everyone – from the 5 year old in primary school through to the emerging and established film-maker – has access to our amazing film treasures, many of which will be available to the people of Britain for the first time.” The British Film Institute