Completion funding

Following a review of our process for completion funding, we will now only consider applications from films that have been invited to launch at a major international film festival but need additional funding to be completed prior to their festival screening.

As festival selectors are used to looking at films at an incomplete stage, such as those with temp mix and grade, we don’t offer completion funding in order to prepare a film for festival submission, only once it has been accepted.

We will not consider completion funding for projects where a sales or distribution company is one of the film’s financial partners, as in such cases we would expect the completion of the film to be covered by the film’s existing commercial partners.

Applications should be made through the Film Fund’s regular application mechanism and we will consider the application first before deciding whether or not to request the film.

Film distributors looking for support for the UK release of the film should consider applying to our Distribution Fund.

Sales agents looking for support for promoting the film at the festival should consider applying to our Film Export Fund.

Please also note, documentaries that are still being assembled and have additional shooting requirements may be eligible to apply for our documentary production funding strand.

Here is our list of major international film festivals:

Annecy (Animation)
Berlin
Cannes
Edinburgh
Fantastic Fest
Hong Kong
Karlovy Vary
Locarno
London
Pusan International Film Festival
Rome Film Festival
Rotterdam
San Sebastian
Sitges International
Sheffield Doc/Fest
Sundance
South by Southwest
Telluride
Tokyo Film Festival
Toronto
Tribeca Film Festival
Venice

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