The BFI's blockbuster season for 2019 will celebrate Musicals - the Greatest Show on Film.

From October 2019 to January 2020 we'll be bringing the finest films celebrating the spectacle of Musicals talent from Hollywood to the present day, at BFI Southbank and cinemas across the UK, online on BFI Player and with a wide range of UK partners.

BFI Musicals season runs from October 2019 to January 2020.

FundingMajor Programmes support is open to all FAN members who want to take part in the season, via tiered funding programmes.

  1. Expressions of Interest (EOI) for National and Tourable project proposals between £12,000 - £30,000.   Status: CLOSED
  2. Expressions of Interest (EOI) for venue-based and regional project proposals between £2,500 - £12,000.  Status: OPEN (applications  close on Friday 2 August 2019)
  3. Screening Support (up to £2,500)  for activity taking place between 1 October - 31 January.  Status: CLOSED (fund will open in September 2019)

Films you can book

The season will be supported by The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) who will offer a booking menu of related titles at negotiated rates, available to book for film screenings taking place through to the end of January 2020.

The ICO touring package will be announced in Summer 2019.

For more information about ICO programmes contact


Special Events and Commissions

We will add information about any new commissions or FAN-supported tourable projects that members can book, to this page in Summer 2019


Find out more about the season

If you'd like to know more about BFI Blockbuster seasons get in touch at 

Download and complete the BFI Musicals Budget Template

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