Creative Clusters Challenge Fund

The BFI is supporting the growth of emerging screen industry hubs across the UK.

PLEASE NOTE: following a number of queries from potential applicants we have decided to extend the deadline for completed applications to 23 September 2016

Our screen industries are one of the UK’s success stories delivering significant economic and cultural benefits to the UK.

The Government has a target to double inward investment and exports by 2020. The growth of the screen industries in the UK suggests that they should be able to contribute to meeting this target.

While London and the South East will continue to draw projects of all scales, the reality is that its scope for growth is limited by both costs and space.

The Creative Clusters Challenge Fund is designed to facilitate the identification and growth of internationally renowned ‘clusters’ of screen industry expertise outside of London and the South East, and to help create a blueprint for growth of capacity, capability and talent development in the chosen region.

How to apply

Before you apply, please read our guidelines for more details. Potential applicants who wish to discuss their eligibility should contact for further guidance.

Make an application to the Creative Clusters Challenge Fund

The applicant will be able to access all previously submitted applications, including in-progress applications, at any point by logging into their account:

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The application deadline is 5pm 23 September 2016.

Please send your completed application to the BFI using our online portal, GIFTS.

If you have problems completing or submitting the application please email

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