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Screen Scotland - Film Festival and Screening Programme Fund

Support provided by Screen Scotland

What does this involve?

The Film Festival and Screening Programme Fund supports organisations that produce film festivals and screening programmes that increase the reach, depth, and diversity of screen culture for audiences in Scotland. The fund will help organisations to do this in a viable, sustainable, representative, and high-quality fashion, with meaningful impacts and the involvement of the communities they reach. 

The fund will:

  • fund festival and screening activity that is distinctive, high-quality, and valued by the communities it reaches
  • increase the reach of and access to festivals for under-represented communities, both geographic and demographic
  • support organisations to develop in a viable, sustainable fashion

The total budget for this fund is £600,000. Individual awards are likely to be between £10,000 and £60,000. 

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are a new or existing constituted film exhibition organisation based in Scotland. 

All physical, in-person screenings and activity supported by this fund must be presented to audiences in Scotland. 

What does this cost?

It is free to apply. 

Who is this for?

New and existing constituted film exhibition organisations based in Scotland. 

How long does this take?

Decisions will take up to 12 weeks from the date Screen Scotland receives your completed application form.


Important information

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the fund closes. The fund will close on Tuesday 31 January 2023, or when the budget is allocated (whichever is sooner). 

BFI Diversity Standards - Screen Scotland Pilot

For the first time, all applicants to this fund will be required to submit their project to the BFI Diversity Standards - Screen Scotland Pilot, external link which will open in a new windowopens in a new window programme before they apply. Full details are outlined in the fund guidance.

Next steps

Visit the Screen Scotland site to download the guidance and application forms.

Support provided by Screen Scotland