Funding news


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Swedish Film Institute awards Wild Card development funding for feature films

Each recipient gets a development budget of SEK 400,000.

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Canal Plus renews commitment to French cinema

Pay-TV company will invest 12.5% of annual turnover into French and European features.

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Docs receive boost as Bertha Foundation confirms $1.4m award to IDFA Bertha Fund

The social justice organisation has supported the IDFA fund since 2013.

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'Ajooma', 'Ah Girl' among winners at SEAFIC awards

Raising The Beast from Laos also picked up an award at Southeast Asian Fiction Film Lab.

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TorinoFilmLab unveils major expansion and new artistic team (exclusive)

Matthieu Darras to step down, to be replaced by two curators, three heads of studies.

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Israel Film Fund chief Katriel Schory to step down (exclusive)

Schory said decision is his as Israeli industry battles controversial state reforms.

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Thailand’s Purin Pictures announces grant recipients for autumn 2018

Projects include three Southeast Asian narrative features and two documentaries.

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Inaugural Barry Norman bursary awards two grants

Emma Hockley, Beth Leigh named as first recipients.

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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.