Opportunities, Initiatives and Funding

Apply for training, finance and screenings via these initiatives.

The Whickers Awards

The Film & TV Funding Award is awarded annually to an emerging filmmaker from anywhere in the world with the most promising pitch for a director-led documentary.

https://www.whickerawards.com/apply/

Deadline: 7 February 2021

 

BFI Funding

The BFI provides funding for film and TV development and production, including international co-productions and completion funding.

https://www.bfi.org.uk/get-funding-support

Deadline: Rolling

 

BFI Network

The BFI Network brings together funding opportunities for filmmakers all over the UK

https://network.bfi.org.uk/

 

 

Creative England

Supporting filmmakers all over the UK with development funding, short funding and a West Midlands production fund.

https://www.creativeengland.co.uk/film-tv/

 

 

Chicken & Egg Pictures - Egg)celerator Lab

Identifying and supporting nonfiction directors working on their first or second feature-length documentary.

https://chickeneggpics.org/programs/#eggcelerator-lab

Deadline: Not currently open for submissions

 

Liverpool City Region Production Fund

Supporting production of feature films, TV drama, animation and scripted comedy series that are intending to film in the Liverpool region.

http://www.liverpoolfilmoffice.tv/production-fund/

 

Northern Ireland Screen

Funding development and production.

https://www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk/funding/what-we-fund/

 

Sundance Documentary Fund

This fund supports the work of non-fiction filmmakers worldwide.

http://www.sundance.org/programs/documentary-film

Deadline: Rolling, current cycle ends Monday 8 February 2021

 

Screen Scotland

Providing a variety of funding for Scottish filmmakers and for filmmakers based outside Scotland who are developing and producing projects with writing and/or directing talent based in Scotland.

https://www.screen.scot/funding-and-support

 

Screen Yorkshire

Funding Indie TV and Film development and Yorkshire content.

https://www.screenyorkshire.co.uk/funding/

 

Scottish Documentary Institute – Consultancy Opportunity

Scottish based filmmakers can apply for a consultancy to be able to get professional advice and practical support

https://www.scottishdocinstitute.com/opportunities/consultancies/

Deadline: Friday 5 March 2021

 

Ffilm Cymru Wales

Short film and development funding for emerging and established filmmakers.

https://ffilmcymruwales.com/funding-and-training/film-development-production

Deadline: Some rolling, some early 2021

Film4

Film4 invest £15 million annually to develop and finance films for theatrical release in cinemas. Submissions must be done through a registered production company or agent.

https://www.film4productions.com/faqs

 

Film London

Offering opportunities for emerging filmmakers and training, accommodation and travel bursaries

https://filmlondon.org.uk/funding

 

Additional Links

 

BFI – British Certification and Tax Relief Information

https://www.bfi.org.uk/apply-british-certification-tax-relief

 

ScreenSkills – Mentoring Network

https://www.screenskills.com/education-training/mentoring/

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