Short Film Funding

Some information on additional funding available for short films in Scotland.

In addition to Screen Scotland’s funding programmes, there are a range of other agencies, programmes and initiatives offering funding and investment for the screen sector. For short films, these include:


The Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN) – SFTN offers new and emerging filmmakers significant support for individual film projects and professional development, including programmes for short films and first feature development.

British Council – Short Support Scheme – The British Council Film's Short Support Scheme (which includes our Short Film Travel Grant Fund) exists to support UK-based filmmakers to show their work internationally.

Doc Society Funds - The BFI/Doc Society Fund supports creative and hybrid feature documentaries and short films from all over the UK. The fund has one call a year for short documentaries.

Shooting People Short Cuts – Shooting People is a subscription-based network supporting independent filmmakers. SHORT CUTS is their career development-focused film competition. Prizes include £1000 in film funding, industry mentoring, filmmaking equipment and packages.