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Screen Funding Guide Directories Britfilms.com Comprehensive list of possible sources for film financing compiled by the British Council Film Department. www.britfilms.com Korda Database on public funding for the film and audiovisual sector in Europe. korda.obs.coe.int

Public Funding National British Council: International Short Film Festival Submission Scheme British Council do not fund the development or production of films, however they can offer support in promoting short films to overseas festivals, markets and showcase screenings. www.britishcouncil.org/arts-film-funding.htm British Film Institute (BFI) The BFI supports filmmakers in the UK who are emerging or world class and capable of creating distinctive and entertaining work. http://www.bfi.org.uk/about/funding/ Creative Scotland Creative Scotland invest in the development and promotion of Scotland’s screen industries in a range of initiatives, projects and activities. http://www.creativescotland.com/investment/investment-programmes/film-andbroadcasting First Light Movies First Light offers various funding streams for young people in the UK to realise their potential via creative digital film and media projects. www.firstlightmovies.com/funding Skillset UK UK-wide funds can be applied for by local companies, freelancers and employees in

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Scotland. The funds broaden access to training opportunities, career development and support businesses. www.skillset.org/funding Skillset: A Bigger Future Funding to train those who urgently need the professional skills to help strengthen the UK Film Industry. www.abiggerfuture2.co.uk The Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation There are funds available for production or completion of your documentary film if you are a British filmmaker or an international filmmaker living in the UK. A new fund is open to emerging and established filmmakers working anywhere in the world http://britdoc.org/real_funds The Royal Photographic Society Bursaries The Royal Photographic Society offers a number of different bursary schemes for the benefit of young image makers. They are available for members and non-members. www.rps.org/education/BursaryInformation?phpMyAdmin=73951eafcf894d629f2009b2b7328c67 UK Media Team The MEDIA Programme offers European companies active in the audiovisual sector a range of support schemes. www.mediadeskuk.eu/funding/ UK Film Council The future of the UK Film Council is uncertain, however there is information on their current funding initiatives, which support filmmakers in the UK who are emerging or world class and capable of creating distinctive and entertaining work. www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/formerfundsnotice

Regional Grant provision differs considerably per region therefore it is essential that you check directly with your own local authority or film office for details of schemes provided:

Fundraising, Foundations and Trusts RSA Morton Award for Lens Based Work The Morton Award (ÂŁ5,000) is for artists working in a lens-based media to research and develop a new body of work. The award culminates in an exhibition of the resulting works at the RSA Annual Exhibition the following year. www.royalscottishacademy.org/pages/scholarships_detail.asp?id=26

Private Finance Ingenious Media Investments Limited Page 2 of 3 Cultural Enterprise Office, 2007-2011 www.culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk T: 0844 544 9990


Ingenious Investments offers a range of alternative investments in the media and entertainment sector. Their sector knowledge and expertise can provide investment opportunities and strategic advice. www.ingeniousmedia.co.uk

Disclaimer: Cultural Enterprise Office is not responsible for any advice or information provided by any external organisation referenced in this guide.

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Screen Funding  

A guide to key funding for the screen sector.