The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)


The Children's Media Foundation is the successor to three previous organisations concerned with children and media in the UK.

London Tales - the first of the BFI Children's Film Foundation collection

The CMF was previously known as the Children's Film and Television Foundation and before that, the Children's Film Foundation (CFF)

The CFF was set up to produce children's feature films using a proportion of funding made available by the Eady Levy on cinema tickets. It made 170 films from the 1950's to the 1980s.

From the mid-80s, when the Eady Levy ended, CFTF switched its resources into the development of family film projects and a number of successful television drama series for children.

The CFF archive is kept by the BFI.  Some titles from the catalogue are available on DVD and can be purchased from the BFI Filmstore.

The complete archive list can be explored in detail in the CFTF Catalogue and clips from the films can be seen on the CFandTF channel on YouTube.

The other organisation which led to the set-up of the Children's Media Foundation was the campaign group Save Kids' TV.

The Children's Media Foundation is an amalgam of the campaign and lobbying commitment of Save Kids' TV and the long-term commitment to children's content represented by the Children's Film Foundation.



The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)