What is the purpose of Screen Funding?
Creative Scotland’s strategy, Creative Scotland: On Screen 2014-17, identifies our priorities for the screen sector. Put simply, the ambition is to help position it at the very heart of Scotland’s economic, social and cultural life. Through a wide range of positive measures, Creative Scotland is helping to grow and support Scotland’s screen sector.
With our Screen Funding, we want to strike the right balance between projects that have a strong cultural impact and those that have strong economic potential. We will prioritise funding for the development and production of projects from Scottish-based filmmakers, as well as those projects that reflect or promote Scottish culture, creativity and diversity.
We will also prioritise projects which offer significant opportunities to people currently under-represented in the sector. Additionally we will fund the production of projects in Scotland from international filmmakers that promote Scotland and Scottish-based talent and crews, locations and tourism, as well as benefitting the Scottish economy.
What funding is available in 2017/18?
During 2017/18, Screen Funding has a £4m budget and will support – funding for single project development, slate development, production, distribution and exhibition, and support to attend markets and festivals. The guidance outlines what we will fund, who can apply and any specific criteria and priorities we place on the funds. This funding comes from the UK National Lottery and is intended for projects that are unlikely to be fully funded by the market.
For more information, please visit: http://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/screen