iFeatures is an annual UK-wide development lab.

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We are opening up iFeatures to new industry partners, as we pause to review the UK’s leading film development lab for the future. Please find out more here.

what is iFeatures?

iFeatures is an annual UK-wide development Lab supported by the BFI, with National Lottery funding and part of BFI NETWORK, BBC Films and ScreenSkills’ Film Skills Fund with contributions from UK film productions.

iFeatures backs directors and writers making their first features, with the ambition to foster the highest quality British debuts from the most dynamic and inventive storytellers.

Every year up to 12 projects are selected for the latest iFeatures round, which then benefit from the development Lab for the full duration of the programme, in addition to receiving dedicated support for their route to market.

Originally running as a production scheme for feature films set in Bristol, iFeatures developed into a national offer before changes to the scheme in 2018 established it as the UK’s premier film lab programme, driving the development of low-budget features from emerging filmmakers.

You can see the previous work of this year’s cohort by visiting our watch player.

Future rounds of iFeatures will be announced here and on our social media channels.