Distribution and Exhibition Fund

Funding to help Scottish films reach wider audiences across Scotland, the UK and internationally.

The Distribution and Exhibition Fund aims to support wider distribution of completed Scottish films across Scotland and internationally, and especially to increase access to Scottish films for as wide and diverse an audience as possible within Scotland.

We will provide funding to distributors or film production companies to extend and support the theatrical release of completed Scottish films across Scotland. We also aim to support the international distribution of Scottish films.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and there are no deadlines, however the fund will close on 31st December 2021 and new funds launched in February 2022.

If you apply less than 12 weeks before your activity starts, your application will be deemed ineligible. Costs accrued before our funding is confirmed are not eligible for support.

If the funds are closed, and you wish to apply for support for activity in March, April or May 2022, you can send us a note of interest to [email protected].


Application Process

If you are interested in applying for this fund, please ensure you have read the guidelines and Funding Privacy Notice fully before you complete the application form.

Download the Distribution and Exhibition Fund Application Form (Word, opens in a new window)

Download the Distribution and Exhibition Fund Guidance (PDF, opens in a new window)

View the Privacy Notice

Monitoring and Reporting

Download the Equalities Monitoring Form (Word, opens in a new window)

Download the End of Project Monitoring Form (Word, opens in a new window)