Open Funds

Market Access Fund
Up to £300 of support is available to support attendance at strategically important film and television festivals, markets and events. This fund is for companies with a viable feature film or television proposition ready to present to market. Maximum of £1,500 worth of market access is available per company per financial year.

North East Travel and Subsistence (NETS) Fund
Jointly run by NFM and The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, the NETS Fund offers awards of £150 to £1,500 per person per year to help meet travel, accommodation and other subsistence costs incurred by experienced North East screen industry professionals attending meetings, training, networking opportunities and other activities out of the region in order to develop or secure their careers.

Film and TV Development Fund
Northern Film + Media’s Film and TV Development Fund is designed to support the development phase of exceptional film and Television projects. Successful projects will therefore need to be of high quality, viable, and capable of taking your career to the next level.  We expect typically to make awards of around £1,500 – £2,000 in support of projects of between £3,000 and £4,000 though we may be willing to consider slightly larger or smaller applications. A cash match criterion of 50% applies.

External Funds

Funding Finder

BFI NETWORK maintains a useful webpage highlighting funding opportunities for new and emerging UK writers, directors and producers.

Spotlight: Craft and Technical Bursaries from Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset, the national skills and talent development body for the creative industries, offer Craft and Technical Bursaries of up to £800 for film professionals working in eligible craft and technical departments.

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