Distribution and Exhibition Fund

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

Update as of Friday 20 March 2020:

In light of the rapidly evolving situation regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus), we have taken the difficult decision to stop accepting applications for this fund.

Temporarily pausing applications will enable us to focus on providing specific support in response to the current circumstances.

All other funds remain open to applications in support of activity which complies with the latest advice from the Scottish Government regarding Covid-19.

For full updates from Screen Scotland regarding Covid-19, please visit screen.scot/coronavirus.


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.


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 Guidance (PDF, opens in a new window)

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

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

View the Funding Privacy Notice