Funding news


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UK distributor Verve Pictures gets BFI backing for first feature scheme (exclusive)

Company will released Old Boys and Pond Life as first two titles in new initiative.

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San Sebastian to host European Film Forum funding conference

The event will take place on September 24 as part of the festival.


Creative Skillset announces new funding for UK film skills training

The charity is investing £600,000 to tackle skills shortages.

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NFTS teams with Kickstarter on funding, mentoring scheme (exclusive)

NFTS Platform! will support shorts projects outside of the school curriculum.


UK entrepreneur's £1m shorts fund backs 22 projects, reveals future plans (exclusive)

Stefan Allesch-Taylor plans to back 20 more short films in 2018.

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France, Bosnia and Herzegovina sign co-production treaty in Sarajevo

Countries aim to increase co-production ties with new agreement.

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Ffilm Cymru Wales invests in development of three new features

Also providing additional support to three projects on their slate.

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Sky to invest £500m in original scripted programming

Broadcaster outpaces public service broadcasters with a 25% increase in drama and comedy spend


UK Cinema Associaton launches fund for subtitling innovations

Up to £75,000 is available across two funding phases.

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Inaugural Loop Fund awards £5,000 each to three UK filmmakers

Newly-established Loop Fund aims for ‘risk-taking approach’.

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa, David Wnendt titles to be showcased at Venice Gap-Financing Market

The 46 projects include 25 feature and documentary works.

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New projects from Dardennes, Niels Arden Oplev, Gianfranco Rosi to receive Eurimages backing

The chosen projects include 23 fiction films, 6 documentaries and 1 animation.


Creative Scotland opens £600,000 film festivals fund

Awards of between £5,000 and £70,000 will given to non-major festivals in Scotland.


Documentary groups lobby to keep UK in Creative Europe post-Brexit

A petition is live on the European Documentary Network website.

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Six UK companies awarded Creative Europe development grants

Projects include ‘I Am Spartakiade’ featuring footage of mass gymnastic events in communist Czechoslovakia.

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Film & Television Charity names 2018 John Brabourne awardees

Total of 9 individuals are the first to be supported since the charity relaunched in April.

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Screen Flanders invests €2m in 10 new productions

Titles include action thriller Spider In The Web and BBC drama series Baptiste.

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Korea's Lotte Group launches Cultureworks to house cinema operations

The company will move its cinema exhibition, investment and distribution operations into the new affiliate

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French cinema industry rattled by Canal Plus football rights debacle

The pay-TV network is a key financier of the country’s cinema.

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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.