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Creative England

Creative England now offers two strands of film production funding for both feature and high-end TV drama. Scroll down or click the buttons above to see the details of the two funds available.

Our Lottery-based Production Fund has doubled from £500,000 to £1Million for 2014/2015.

Production Funds Explained

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West Midlands Production Fund

Our West Midlands Production Fund (WMPF) invests in the production of feature films and high-end TV drama from companies based in the West Midlands as well as from producers looking to establish a base to film in the region.

Please Note: Applications for our West Midlands Production Fund are now closed.

Key details:

• £3m of investment available to feature films and high-end TV drama
• Maximum investment per project of £1m
• Creative England is also able to match funds that you might have received from other bodies such as the BFI, BBC or Channel 4

To find out more about the fund email:

To download a copy of the WMPF guidelines click here. Alternatively see the resources section below.

image: Counties within the West Midlands region

As well as making an additional £3m of investment available to feature films and high-end TV drama for 2015, we have also significantly revised the guidelines, opening it up to more projects than ever before.

The maximum investment per project is now £1,000,000 and the fund will now offer a mixture of debt and equity and can accept matched co-investment from both private and other public sector sources including BFI, BBC, C4 and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) on terms to be agreed.

The Fund has previously supported projects as diverse as Spooks: The Greater Good, the Call Up, the Nativity films, documentary One Mile Away (winner of Best British Feature, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012), high rating TV series Line of Duty and Emmy nominated and Golden Globe/BAFTA award winning Dancing on the Edge.

West Midlands Production Fund Update

Creative England Production Fund

The Creative England Production Fund is targeted at feature films with budgets of up to £2 million from up-and-coming talent or from established directors looking to experiment with innovative approaches. We're particularly interested in projects from regionally-based filmmakers or which have a strong regional voice.

We are looking to support around three to five features per annum over the next four years, with production awards of up to £200,000 per project.

Submit an Expression of Interest to the Creative England Production Fund.

When To Apply