Funding news



Ffilm Cymru Wales' development fund backs five features

Projects include a new feature from the director of The Passing and Hinterland.

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George RR Martin series 'Nightflyers' receives Irish Film Board Funding

Other recipients include Rosie, written by Roddy Doyle and Pat Collins’ Folkland.

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Creative England chief marketing and strategy officer to depart (exclusive)

Executive was responsible for business development and corporate strategy.


The BFI’s seven biggest distribution awards of 2017

From foreign language hits to gritty UK drama, Screen charts the BFI’s biggest grants in 2017.


Merzak Allouache, Dominga Sotomayor win Doha Film Institute funding

A total of 35 projects supported in latest funding round.

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Creative Skillset wins £19m National Lottery tender

Skillset will deliver the majority of the BFI’s Future Film Skills programme.

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BFI announces partner for £1m-per-year documentary fund

Organisation, formerly known as BRITDOC, will help deliver National Lottery funding to UK filmmakers.

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BBC Films veteran Joe Oppenheimer steps aside after 19 years, talks next move (exclusive)

Oppenheimer was an exec on I, Daniel Blake, Alan Partridge and Victoria & Abdul.


'Tangerines' producer: Estonian film is 'right on the threshold'

A concerted attempt is underway both from public and private sources to make Estonia an international filmmaking hub.

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Arte boards new Quentin Dupieux feature 'Le Daim' starring Jean Dujardin

French cinema arm of Franco-German broadcaster also backing projects by Mohamed Ben Attia and Rabah Ameur-Zaïmech.

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TorinoFilmLab reveals 2017 winners

Production awards worth €354.000 were handed out during the closing night.

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Michaela Coel awarded Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship

Prize, awarded in partnership with BFI and Film4, comes with an award of £30,000.

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Creative Europe supports release of eight European films in UK

Films selected include BPM (Beats Per Minute), Happy End and Jupiter’s Moon.

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'The Night Manager' producer The Ink Factory secures $180m in funding

First projects financed by new deal are Hotel Artemis and The Little Drummer Girl.

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First production companies picked for £500k Scottish scheme

Initiative aims to provide support for Scottish TV and film production businesses.

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UK entrepreneur launches £1m short film fund (exclusive)

Stefan Allesch-Taylor to make significant investment in UK short films.

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Eurimages to support 30 films, including Margarethe von Trotta Bergman doc

Co-production funding worth more than €5.5m announced.


IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund announces fall 2017 selection

Fund awards €72,500 in production and €30,000 in distribution.

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'Apostasy' director Daniel Kokotajlo wins 2017 £50k IWC bursary award

Other directors on shortlist were Rungano Nyoni (I Am Not A Witch) and Michael Pearce (Beast).

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£2.1m West Midlands film production fund announced

Fund has previously supported The Girl With All The Gifts, Jawbone and Spooks: The Greater Good.