1.3 Why there is public funding for film: culture
As you have learned, governments all over the world fund films on a discretionary basis. Now Ben Roberts of the BFI will explain why some films get funded and others don’t.
Again, note the difference between the way a public funder approaches these decisions and the way a producer or distributor thinks of them.
Ben is being very frank here, and that’s to his credit, but imagine what you would think as a producer if you came to understand that your film was ‘in the wrong year’.