Funding news



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.

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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.