Opportunities, Initiatives and Funding

Apply for training, finance and screenings via these initiatives.

  • The British Short Film Awards: Film Fund - open to British filmmakers who are seeking funding for their short films. These short films need to be in preproduction and have a good plan of how the film will be made: thebritishshortfilmawards.co.uk/film-fund

  • The Film Fund - provides short film funding in the UK to produce independent short film: thefilmfund.co/uk

  • Film London - offers opportunities for emerging filmmakers and training, accommodation and travel bursaries: filmlondon.org.uk/funding

  • Isle of Man Digital Creation Scheme - supports a range of business support schemes comprising funding, training and advisory services for businesses as they start, grow and invest in their enterprise in the Isle of Man: iomdfenterprise.im/financial-support/

  • Liverpool City Region Production Fund supports production of feature films, TV drama, animation and scripted comedy series that are intending to film in the Liverpool region: liverpoolfilmoffice.tv/production-fund

  • Screen Scotland - provides 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: screen.scot/funding-and-support

  • Shore Script - their Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short films financed and produced: shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund

  • The Sundance Documentary Film Program - supports nonfiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes: sundance.org/programs/documentary-film

  • The Whickers Awards - the Film & TV Funding Award and Radio and Audio Funding Award is awarded annually to an emerging filmmakers from anywhere in the world with the most promising pitch for a director-led documentary: whickerawards.com/apply/

  • The Yorkshire Content Fund - a public-private investment fund for the TV, film, video games and digital sectors in Yorkshire and Humber, open to producers either based in Yorkshire or wishing to film or establish a base in the region: screenyorkshire.co.uk/content-funding/