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Creative England: Emerging Talent

Creative England is seeking to identify writers, directors and artists with filmmaking potential in order to provide funding and development support for projects and individuals to develop their first feature or short film.

Funding and support is available for two types of projects:

  • the development of live action, fiction feature film projects of all genres, which may include a contribution towards: option costs; research; writers' fees; script editing; producers' fees/overhead; directors' services; legal; budget/schedule; casting; recce; pilots; and other costs as agreed
  • the production of mid- and higher-budget short films which have been developed to first draft or beyond; have a duration of 10-30 minutes; are achievable within a budget range of £10,000 - £50,000; and are a creatively and professionally purposeful calling card for a first feature

Support is available to 'emerging' filmmakers, which in this context means writer, directors and writer/directors who:

  • have already acquired some professional experience
  • have garnered positive industry and/or public attention for their work

There is no deadline; therefore applications can be made at any time.