Creative England offers production funding for feature length films through the Creative England Production Fund and the West Midlands Production Fund.
Both of our production fund strands are currently closed, however below you'll find some additional information about eligibility and previously funded projects.
The Creative England Production Fund supports the production of feature films of all genres (including documentaries). We are particularly interested in projects from regionally-based talent - both first/second time feature directors and more established directors looking to experiment with new approaches.
We have recently revised the guidelines for this fund, the two most significant changes that you should note before submitting an Expression of Interest form are:
• We will not generally consider projects with budgets of more than £500,000.
• The fund now operates to quarterly deadlines rather than as a rolling fund. The intended deadlines for 2016/17 are listed below. However, these may be subject to change and alternation so please double check this information at the time you submit your Expression of Interest.
Friday 8th July 2016
Friday 23rd September 2016
Friday 30th December 2016
Please note: This fund has now closed.
Our West Midlands Production Fund (WMPF) was set up with the aim of investing in the production of feature length films and high-end TV dramas from companies based in the West Midlands as well as from producers looking to establish a base to film in the region.
Through the fund we have been able to financially support a number of high-end releases that filmed within the West Midlands region such as 'Spooks: The Greater Good', the upcoming 'She Who Brings Gifts', 'The Call Up', 'Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger', documentary 'One Mile Away', high-rated TV series 'Line of Duty' and Emmy nominated and Golden Globe/BAFTA award winning 'Dancing on the Edge'.
In addition to the Production Funding options offered by Creative England, there are numerous other sources of finance available to filmmakers and production studios based within England.
Below, you'll find details of additional sources of funding available from external outlets. We'll aim to add new Production Funding opportunities to this page as they arise, so do check back regularly for updates.
Open to content producers who are based in Yorkshire or looking to establish a presence in the region.
A micro-budget film production programme offering successful projects £150,000 and tailored support.
The BFI offer a range of funding options for filmmakers at various stages of their careers.