Funding news


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Wallonia-Brussels Federation selects first 2018 projects, signs Uruguay co-pro agreement

The 47 projects for the first session of the year include works by Solange Cicurel and Stephan Streker.

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Screen Yorkshire hires former Creative England exec Caroline Cooper Charles

Cooper Charles will work as a strategic development executive.

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Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund announces 30th anniversary selection, expands post-production efforts

The selection consists of 11 development grants and two co-production grants.

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UK outfit Animus Pictures secures investment for genre movie slate (exclusive)

Animus has also announced the hire of Janice Lloyd as its new operations director.

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New location fund spurs Australian studio expansion (exclusive)

The $140m incentive is intended to draw in at least $260m in foreign investment to the local economy.

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Stephen Woolley, Creative England to launch Simon Relph Memorial Bursary in Cannes (exclusive)

A £20,000 reward will be given to an emerging UK producer based outside of London.

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Saudi Arabia launches 35% cash rebate for international productions

Saudi Arabia announces incentives aimed at kick-starting film and TV industry.

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Hungary greenlights first-time features through Incubator Program (exclusive)

The low-budget initiative’s previous titles include Zsófia Szilágyi’s ‘One Day’, in Critics’ Week at Cannes.


Swedish Film Institute's Moving Sweden changes focus (exclusive)

It will back three to seven 60 minute-plus films per year.


Japan's Kinoshita Group steps in to manage Tokyo FILMeX

Previous organiser Office Kitano withdrew from the festival earlier this year.

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Financier Riverstone inks animation slate deal with 'Shrek' producer John Williams

Two initial projects on the slate are Goose Chase and The Silk Road Rally.

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First board for Arctic Indigenous Film Fund revealed (exclusive)

Board members include former prime minister of Greenland,Kuupik V. Kleist and F&ME’s Mike Downey.

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Netherlands' Film Production Incentive boosts local industry, shows research

Financial contributions worth $55m were made to 256 productions from July 2014 to December 2017.

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Microwave feature 'Sick(er)' rounds out cast, shoot underway (exclusive)

Lucy Brydon’s debut feature looks at the mother-daughter-grandmother dynamic through an anorexic protagonist.

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Thailand's Purin Pictures awards grants to five projects

Titles include surrealist drama Taste and black comedy Return Of The Owl.

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Labour Party calls for inclusion riders to be required for UK film tax relief

“Bringing inclusion riders from Hollywood to HMRC could put a rocket booster under the industry.”

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European cinema organisations call for "ambitious" Creative Europe budget

Statement urges increased support for distribution and development schemes.

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Irish Film Board to receive €200m funding boost over 10 years

The IFB to be renamed Screen Ireland and have a renewed emphasis on high-end TV.

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MIPTV: Blockchain in entertainment sector is 'here to stay', say experts

Early adopters believe tech will enable creators to connect directly with potential consumers and fans.