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 Film and Television Charity (formerly 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.

REACH  – The NEW £90,000 Growth Development Programme for North East film, television and digital media businesses.

We understand the challenges faced by the talented and diverse regional business in film and television.  Our new programme, supported by ERDF, is designed with this in mind and aims to enable creative makers to move forward with their project and business ambitions with a mix of development funding, mentor support and help finding new staff all included.

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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