Creative Torbay / News / Tue 6th Dec 2011 Two new funds to support regional film making.........
TWO NEW FUNDS TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL FILMMAKING TALENT
Creative England has today opened two new schemes of Lottery funding, delegated from the BFI, to support the development of filmmaking talent in the English regions.
The Development Fund is open to individual writers, writer/directors and/or producers based in the English regions for the development of all types of feature films, including animation and documentary. Applications are also invited from writer/director/producer teams. Funding is available for the costs of developing a screenplay (or the equivalent for documentaries) such as research costs, writer’s fees, script editor/developer support and script readings.
The Film Networks Fund is open to networks and organisations whose work supports and promotes filmmaking activities in the English regions. Funding is available for a range of eligible activity including provision of editorial and technical support for emerging talent looking to produce work, delivery of networking, screening and industry speaker events and master classes, and provision of peer-to-peer support, mentoring, training and advice.