British Council Shorts Support Scheme

Grants for travel and accommodation are available for any UK filmmaker that has been nominated for one of the many festivals that the scheme supports.

The grants are designed to cover the cost of travel and accommodation at the festivals so the amount will be dependent on which festival the applicant has been nominated at. Previous grants have been in the region of £100 - £1,000.

As part of the scheme the successful applicant will be entitled to an 18-month membership that will help them to:

  • promote the film to festivals around the world;
  • screen the film in selected London previews;
  • make new contacts at quarterly networking events;
  • receive priority tickets to film events; and
  • travel to film festivals that they have been nominated for.