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Short Film Funding – BFI NETWORK

An Irish Goodbye

BFI NETWORK is a collaboration between the BFI, national film organisations and leading cultural venues around the UK.

The fund supports projects with directors based in England and is run in partnership with the five English Film Hubs. The Hubs employ BFI NETWORK Talent Executives who review applications and work with filmmakers on their funded projects. This England-wide partnership means that more voices in more places can contribute to distinctive, original storytelling.

This fund is for fiction shorts, in live action, animation and immersive/VR. Our use of the word ‘film’ in these guidelines encompasses each of those forms and media.

We support standalone projects. This may include those that have potential to be developed into longer form or serial form in the future. The fund is intended to stimulate new ideas and stories, so it doesn’t support adaptations of existing material, unless a writer is adapting their own work for the screen (and if necessary, has secured the right to do so).

You can apply for funds from £5,000 to £25,000.

For more information, visit the BFI NETWORK page on the BFI website.