The Directors Charitable Foundation

supporting directors of stage & screen, celebrating their craft


Welcome to our new website, ready for our October 16th Launch Reception in the House of Lords, an important turning point for the DCF. Explore the new site to find out what we are now doing on Welfare, Education and the Craft of Directing. We are here to serve the directing community, and all who care about what directors do. Why not get involved, or Donate to help fund our projects?

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What's new?

We are holding a DCF Launch Reception on October 16th in the House of Lords for supporters and friends; and to mark the occasion we’ve launched this new website.

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principal aims of the dcf are

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

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

Exploration of the art of direction in all media.

Defence 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.