Market and Festival Attendance Fund

Support provided by Screen Scotland

What does this involve?

Screen Scotland will fund online attendance at international festivals and markets for screenwriters, directors and producers based in Scotland, in order to enable them to virtually meet potential partners, access global markets and promote their completed projects. The Market and Festival Attendance Fund will support online attendance at key UK markets and festivals where attendance presents a significant opportunity for the filmmaker or advances the realisation of projects in development.

During this period of COVID-related restrictions on travel, the fund will only be open to writers, directors and producers taking part in online events.

This means you cannot include costs for travel and accommodation in your application, but you can include costs such as accreditation and childcare.

This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with guidance from the Scottish Government.

The fund aims to support the continued development of a skilled and diverse screen workforce in Scotland. It fosters real professional opportunities and sustainable careers by supporting the professional and creative development of both emerging and established filmmaking talent and promoting their work and Scottish filmmaking internationally.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are a writer, director or producer based in Scotland, with a relevant project in active development or a completed film screening in competition.

What does this cost?

It is free to apply.

Who is this for?

Film writers, directors or producers based in Scotland.

How long does this take?

Decisions will take up to 4 weeks from the date Screen Scotland receives your completed application form.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There are no deadlines, but you should apply no later than 4 weeks before the festival or market you wish to attend. If you apply later than 4 weeks before the festival or market, your application may be refused.

Important information

You must supply a budget for attendance with your application. Expenses should only cover the following:

• registration at the market or festival

• subsistence of up to a maximum of £15 per day, if needed

• reasonable promotional materials (including digital versions) specific to the project, activity and market or festival, up to a maximum of £250

• digital access costs, if required

• childcare costs, if required

Next steps

Visit the Screen Scotland site to download the guidance and application forms.

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