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BFI Film Centre

DCMS response to public enquiries.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

As part of DCMS’s contribution to reducing the fiscal deficit, the Government cannot contribute at present to the British Film Institute (BFI) Film Centre, a planned new building on London’s Southbank, including five auditoria, film library, mediatheque, gallery space, film store and educational facilities. It was planned to open in 2015 at a total capital cost of £166million, with the DCMS contribution £45million.

However, the Government is still funding the building of a new film store to safeguard the National Film Archive. The Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey, will undertake a wide-ranging reassessment of Government support for film, and details will be announced shortly.

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Published 18 June 2010