Apply to Indie TV & Film Development Fund

Apply to Indie TV & Film Development Fund

Open for applications from 14th May 2020

The Indie TV and Film Development Fund totalling £200,000, will distribute awards of between £2,500 and £25,000, to help independent TV and Film production companies to develop new content.

It is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the LEP through its new Creative Catalyst programme which was established in response to Channel 4’s relocation to Leeds and broadcaster commitment to increase commissioning in the Nations and Regions.

Screen Yorkshire will lead the application and assessment process in collaboration with representatives from the LEP. The fund is open to independent film and TV production companies with a substantive base in Leeds City Region who can demonstrate a proven track record in productions that have been broadcast (nationally or internationally) and / or commercially distributed.

'Dark River' filmed in Yorkshire with investment from Screen Yorkshire. Image: Dean Rogers

Who can apply?

We are inviting applications from independent Film and TV production companies which have a substantive base in Leeds City Region (this means a registered office in the Leeds City Region and at least one senior member of staff). This covers the districts of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York. Click here to check that your business sits within one of these districts.

Applicants must have a proven track record of Film and/or TV productions which have been broadcast (nationally or internationally) and/or commercially distributed. Alternatively, the companies’ senior executive(s) must have an individual track record of having produced Film and TV content at an equivalent level.

If you are not sure if your company qualifies, please contact Caroline Cooper Charles at Screen Yorkshire for clarification: or 07903 943605

How to apply

Please ensure that you read the fund guidelines before proceeding to complete your online application below.

The fund is open for applications from Thursday May 14th, 2020. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday June 5th, 2020.

Additional information to support your application

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