Short Film Funding – now open
Autumn 2021 applications close 27 September

Apply for up to £15,000 of production support through the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund.

The Autumn 2021 application window for BFI NETWORK Short Film Funding is now open. Directors based in England can apply for up to £15,000 through the fund to support production costs on fiction shorts, in both live action and animation. Filmmaking teams with a Director based in the North of England will also benefit from advice and support from our Talent Development Team throughout the production process.

The BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund backs shorts that are creatively ambitious, culturally relevant and that represent an important next step for local filmmakers early in their careers. Eligible projects that have a Writer, Director and Producer attached can apply now.

Applications for the Autumn 2021 window close at midday on Monday, 27 September. For more information on the fund, visit our Short Film Funding landing page.

Find out more

If your project won’t be ready for the Autumn 2021 application window, the Short Film Fund will reopen for applications in Spring 2022. Dates are subject to change, but this is currently scheduled for 4 April 2022.

Want to know what sort of projects we support? Films funded by our Talent Development Team have gone on to win awards and play at festivals across the UK and around the world. Take a look at our Slate to find out more about our recently funded shorts, or browse our collection of interviews with the talented filmmakers we work with.