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.
Deadline: 7 February 2021
The BFI provides funding for film and TV development and production, including international co-productions and completion funding.
The BFI Network brings together funding opportunities for filmmakers all over the UK
Supporting filmmakers all over the UK with development funding, short funding and a West Midlands production fund.
Chicken & Egg Pictures - Egg)celerator Lab
Identifying and supporting nonfiction directors working on their first or second feature-length documentary.
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.
Northern Ireland Screen
Funding development and production.
Sundance Documentary Fund
This fund supports the work of non-fiction filmmakers worldwide.
Deadline: Rolling, current cycle ends Monday 8 February 2021
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.
Funding Indie TV and Film development and Yorkshire content.
Scottish Documentary Institute – Consultancy Opportunity
Scottish based filmmakers can apply for a consultancy to be able to get professional advice and practical support
Deadline: Friday 5 March 2021
Ffilm Cymru Wales
Short film and development funding for emerging and established filmmakers.
Deadline: Some rolling, some early 2021
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.
Offering opportunities for emerging filmmakers and training, accommodation and travel bursaries
BFI – British Certification and Tax Relief Information
ScreenSkills – Mentoring Network