Eligible companies can apply for funding using one of two tracks:

Film Transformation Track: funding for internationally focused transformational business strategies related to independent UK film. Strategies must start in early 2025 and span three to five years

  • General Track: funding for business strategies to create, acquire and/or exploit intellectual property (IP), covering all eligible screen sectors, for increased international revenue, audiences and profile. Strategies must start in early 2025 and span three years
  • Eligible companies can apply for funding between £50,000 and £200,000 in total over the three-year funding period, with support in the form of non-repayable grants (applicable to both the Film Transformation Track and the General Track).

The International Business Development strand is open to independent UK screen companies with a track record in creating, acquiring, and/or exploiting IP in at least one of the following categories:

  • feature films – fiction, documentary, animation – for theatrical and/or online release
  • programmes – fiction, documentary, animation – for broadcast television, video-on-demand services or other forms of online release
  • interactive narrative video games for commercial digital platforms, revenue-generating from the public consumer market

Applications open at midday on 4 April 2024 and close at midday on 28 June 2024. Find out more and apply.