The Directors Charitable Foundation

supporting directors of stage & screen, celebrating their craft


Welcome to our new website, with cartoons by Alan Parker, published to coincide with our formal Launch, celebrated recently at a Reception in the House of Lords. See Latest News below. Explore the website to learn about our Trustees, and what the DCF is doing for directors and society in general on welfare, diversity and the director’s craft. The Foundation is here to serve the directing community, and all who care about what directors do. Why not get involved, or Donate?

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We held a very convivial Cocktail Reception at the House of Lords on October 16th as guests of Lord Puttnam CBE, to celebrate the launch of the DCF…

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principal aims of the dcf are

Relief of poverty and other acute needs among current and former directors.

Promotion of increased diversity in the directing profession in respect of class, ethnicity and gender.

Exploration of the art of direction in all media.

Promotion of the highest standards in the art and craft of directing.



Our priority is to help directors and their families through our Directors Support Scheme.



Through our Directors in Schools workshops we offer cultural support to under resourced secondary schools.



Please complete our Online Survey and help the DCF choose our future priorities and direction.


With grateful thanks to Alan Parker for the cartoons.