The British Movie Institute (BFI) has opened an up to date worldwide distribution strand of the UK International Display Fund (UKGSF), financed by the UK Authorities’s division for digital, tradition, media and sport (DCMS).
Movie gross sales and P&A help are each now availlable by way of a brand new twin-track method.
Gross sales help is open for functions and assessed on a rolling foundation. It’s awarded to UK gross sales brokers presenting UK impartial movies to worldwide consumers with the purpose of securing worldwide distribution offers. Funding is on the market for particular gross sales and advertising actions, together with the creation of eligible advertising supplies. The utmost grant obtainable per eligible movie is £25,000, and movies have to be characteristic size and budgeted at lower than £10m.
Prints and promoting help (P&A) is in remaining programme growth and will probably be open for functions within the autumn. It’s awarded to both the UK producer or UK gross sales agent of a UK movie, to contribute in direction of the P&A prices throughout a bunch of worldwide distributors, with the purpose of accelerating the movie’s circulation, viewers dimension and field workplace potential. This strand is being piloted in 2022/23.
Individually, the worldwide enterprise growth strand can be now open, supporting UK display screen content material companies throughout movie, TV, animation and interactive narrative video video games to reinforce their worldwide actions. Grants can be found between £50,000 and £200,000, with funding break up into two allocations comprising a film-specific enterprise transformation observe and a basic worldwide enterprise progress observe, open to all display screen sectors. The appliance interval closes on October 13.
The worldwide co-production strand is ready to re-open in spring 2023, providing grants of as much as £300,000 for minority UK characteristic movie co-productions and minority or majority UK TV co-productions.
The Fund launched in April 2021 as a one-year pilot initiative to spice up worldwide growth and distribution alternatives for the UK’s impartial display screen sector following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, and has been prolonged for an additional three years, as a £7m each year fund.
In its pilot 12 months the UK International Display Fund made 75 awards totalling £5.2m throughout all three strands. Thirty-four awards had been made within the worldwide distribution strand, together with for Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Enys Males and Brian And Charles.