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Screen Funding

For Those in Peril - Paul Wright (photo: Agatha A Nitecka)

About the Programme

In October 2014 we published Creative Scotland’s Film Strategy 2014-17 (PDF), Creative Scotland On Screen, which identifies our priorities for film over the next three years. Working with industry and public partners, the ambition envisaged by the Strategy is to generate the conditions necessary to position the film sector at the heart of Scotland's economic and cultural life and to achieve the ambitions set out in Creative Scotland’s ten-year Strategic Plan in the context of film. 

There are two funds within the programme: 

  • Screen Funding
  • Production Growth Fund

Screen Funding

Scree Funding has an allocation of £4m for the period 2016-17 and there are five routes for funding:

  • Market and Festival Attendance 
  • Single Project Development Funding
  • Production Funding 
  • Distribution and Exhibition Funding
  • Slate Development Funding (the deadline for this route is 5pm Monday 23rd May 2016)

Read the Screen Funding Guidance (PDF) and download the application form (Word).

Production Growth Fund

The Production Growth Fund has an allocation of £1,000,000 for the period 2016-17 and is available to qualifying productions in the form of a non-recoupable grant. Its purpose is to help grow the screen production sector, create employment opportunities for Scottish-based crew, encourage the use of Scottish-based production facilities companies and deliver a direct and significant economic benefit to Scotland.

Read the Production Growth Fund Guidance (PDF) and download the application form (Word).

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to any of the funding routes within this programme, please read the appropriate guidance in full.

If you are unsure about which funding route to apply to or if you would like additional guidance, please contact the Enquiries Service on 0845 603 6000 (10am-12pm & 2-4pm Mon – Fri. Please leave a voicemail outwith these hours) or email enquiries@creativescotland.com.

Downloads 

Screen Funding Guidance 2016-17

Download the Screen Funding Guidance 2016-17 in PDF format.

Screen Funding Application Form 2016-17

Download the application form in MS Word format

Production Growth Fund Guidance 2016-17

Download the Production Growth Fund Guidance 2016-17 in PDF format.

Production Growth Fund Application Form 2016-17

Download the application form in MS Word format.