FILM FUNDING UK

Film funding and bursaries can be incredibly tricky to find - that’s why we source the latest film grants for independent UK filmmakers and created this neat hub for you to secure funding for your next project. From documentary grants, to short film grants, to student film grants - all the way to major feature film funding and specific things like post-production grants; we make sure to keep you up to date with the latest opportunities.

Unlike other organisations, we don’t just list off the major grants from well-known organisations like the BFI Short Film Fund, the Sundance Documentary Fund and others, we research individual organisations, artist funds which apply to moving image, educational institutions and more to make sure you’re getting the full picture of what's out there.

    • BFI Film Academy - Micro Short Film Fund

      Deadline date:
      Sun. 23rd Jun 2024

      Closing Date: 17:00 Sunday 23 June.

      The new BFI Film Academy: Micro Short Film Fund is designed for emerging filmmakers aged 16-25 years old to receive a grant of £1000 to make a short film, which will be developed with them at Film Hub North.
      This grant can be used across any part of the project including pre-production, production and post-production. You can make the film on any device you may have, including mobile phones or any digital device that can help you capture and explore your creative process however you can use the grant towards equipment if you need it. They don’t want access to technology to be a barrier, they are most interested in your ideas and the creative process of presenting them on screen.
      Alongside the financial support available you will receive ongoing support from Film Hub North, including one-to-one sessions with the Talent Executives and Talent Producer to develop the script and your creative vision for the project.
      At the end of the project, you will present your work at an event hosted by Film Hub North alongside regional filmmakers and the other awardees. As part of this, you will have the opportunity to meet other like-minded filmmakers and enhance your contacts.

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      See more and apply here: https://filmhubnorth.org.uk/bfi-film-academy-micro-short-film-fund

    • Genera Film Funding

      Opending Date:
      Tue. 2nd Jan 2024
      Deadline date:
      Sun. 30th Jun 2024

      Genera Films partners with remarkable companies and organisations to boost financial support for short films.

      They have been involved in funding over 50 short films, these have gone on to screen in BAFTA and OSCAR Qualifying film festivals and launched careers of many filmmakers. Genera Films fund at any production stage and from any country in the world.

    • Talkies Short Film Commission

      Opending Date:
      Mon. 1st Apr 2024
      Deadline date:
      Sun. 30th Jun 2024

      Talkies Cinema is offering £1000 to another three film makers to create fictional short films set in the Palmers Green area of North London.

      If you are interested in applying in this round, we recommend getting an early start by reading the commission brief below and testing your idea against the selection criteria.

      Key Dates:

      Submissions open – now
      Applications received – June 30th
      Shortlisted discussions August – September
      Commissions announced – early Oct

      Read more details and apply at https://talkies.org.uk/short-film-commission/apply/

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