Short Film Funding



The Short Film Fund is administered through two awards:

New Entrants (Mini Individual Award)

Application by individual
Award available: £2,250
Budget capped at: £2,500

Assessment method:

  • The recent independent short films of entry level filmmakers will be considered with a view to funding.
  • The script will be the main method of assessment in this instance. 
  • A showreel

Emerging filmmakers (Mini Production Award)

Application by producer through facilitating production company
Award available: £4,500
Budget capped at: £5,000

Assessment Method:

  • Script and showreel
  • Potential for the film to be:
  1. a calling card potential for filmmaker
  2. a career progression to feature film/tv drama projects
  3. a step towards agent acquisition

Application process

  • Submit initial query form to Short Film Coordinator.
  • Project will be assessed initially with a view to funding based on query form detail.
  • Any suitable project will then be invited to request an application form for the relevant award from the Funding Department.

For information on funding available and the application process please contact Northern Ireland Screen's Short Film Coordinator,  Christine Morrow.  


Please go to Short Steps in the Business and Skills section for information on this development scheme for short film-makers.

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