Comedy Genius
Funding for large-scale projects in the latest BFI Blockbuster season

The latest BFI Blockbuster season has been announced: Comedy Genius will celebrate hilarious on-screen talent and make audiences laugh from October to December. 

Funding applications for large-scale projects are open now, with a curated Comedy Genius film package and a separate support scheme for one-off projects coming soon. For now, our colleagues at Film Hub Midlands are looking for genius ideas (see what we did there?) that showcase on-screen talent both new and old, connect with young audiences, and explore the diversity of moving image comedy - from film to television to online productions.

Get involved

The Comedy Genius creative brief and application guidelines outline the motivation behind the programme, the various ways of getting involved and the season's key themes. There, you'll learn what makes a strong proposal - the key focus being on reaching new audiences with interesting titles in innovative ways.

Read the guidelines and apply via Film Hub Midlands

Take a look, get inspired and think big: the season is keen to foster projects that have the potential to scale-up and reach wider audiences through collaboration between Members in the North or across the UK.

You can apply for £1,000 - £30,000 for your large-scale project during this first round of funding. Applications close on 24 August.

If you want to discuss your plans or are looking for an organisation to partner with, contact us at: