The British Film Institute (BFI) combines various cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. The BFI is a charity governed by Royal Charter.
The BFI was founded in 1933. As the leading body for film in the UK, the BFI maintains a number of creative, strategic and funding relationships with industry and key stakeholders, investing in education and audiences, filmmaking and film heritage.
IWC made its first appearance as sponsor at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival. IWC Schaffhausen is a partner of the BFI and, jointly with American Express®, partnered the BFI London Film Festival in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.