Short Film Funding
Funding for production costs on shorts of up to fifteen minutes

Funding available

Up to £15,000 for production costs
Supporting shorts up to 15mins

Dates and deadlines

Applications currently closed

Short Film Funding supports Directors based in the North who are working on fiction shorts in both live action and animation. 

Funding grants will contribute towards the production costs of short films and are supplemented by the creative oversight of our Talent Executives.

Support is available for short films that bring new voices to the screen, provide a space for experimentation and showcase the talent of the filmmakers involved. In addition to helping with production costs, we’ll assist by providing advice prior to and during production, and will work with you to maximise the impact of your completed film through festival strategies, exhibition opportunities and industry exposure.

Projects supported by Short Film Funding will be original ideas rather than adaptations of existing material. Films can be up to fifteen minutes in length and should work as standalone titles - though this can include projects that have the potential to be developed into other forms or formats.

How to apply

Applications for Short Film Funding are currently closed.

You can download funding guidelines and an application preview from the Spring 2021 application window on this page. Please note that these are archival documents and are only provided for reference. These documents may be updated for future funding rounds.

If you're a filmmaker working in documentary, check out the BFI Doc Society Fund managed by our friends at Doc Society.