Market and Festival Attendance Fund

Funding to help screenwriters, producers and directors attend key festivals and film markets.

In March 2020, we took the difficult decision to pause applications for this fund due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus).

We are pleased to say that this fund will be re-opening soon. For updates, please follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to our Newsletter.

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


The Market and Festival Attendance Fund aims to support attendance at international film, TV and screen festivals and markets for screenwriters, directors and producers based in Scotland, in order to enable them to meet potential partners, access global markets and promote their completed projects.

We will also consider funding attendance by other key creative talent involved with completed screen projects, where they are nominated for awards at international festivals - or their attendance presents a significant opportunity for their professional and creative development.

We will support attendance at key UK markets and festivals where attendance presents a significant opportunity for the filmmaker or advances the realisation of projects in development. We will prioritise opportunities where a screen project is receiving its international premiere or is screening in competition.


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 Market and Festival Attendance 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)