Arts Council England and BFI update

Last week, Arts Council England’s new Chair, Peter Bazalette, did a ‘live’ webchat, so we asked..

Last June Liz Forgan mentioned an ACE/BFI partnership “as work. crosses over..particularly in animation..”. Any time soon?

He answered:
we’ve got a very good working partnership with the BFI with new things afoot, but they’re currently reviewing their position on animation so in this particular instance I have to say watch this space.

So on Twitter we asked @BFI if that was the case and Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund responded:

It’s happening. We opened Vision Awards to Ani co’s, sector R&D underway, shorts & targeted dev schemes soon..