Ever thought of setting up a Film Festival in your community? Or perhaps you’re already running one, but would like to try something completely new.

Help is at hand from our new Local Film Festival Challenge Fund. This small, one-off fund has been set up with funding from Screen Scotland, and is intended to complement Screen Scotland’s own Film Festival Fund. That much larger Fund offers grants at a minimum of £5,000, so RSS’s new Challenge Fund is intended for those who need less than £5,000, perhaps much less, and who are at the early stages of developing a new festival, or a new strand within an existing festival.

There are two rounds for this new Challenge Fund, and the deadline for the first round was 10 December 2018 and the upcoming deadline is 1 July 2019. Those thinking of applying can get more information and the guidelines from the download here and are encouraged to contact RSS’s Partnerships Coordinator, Harriet Warman, at [email protected] to discuss their ideas before completing an application.

Feedback on draft applications can be given if you send them to Harriet by Monday 10 June.

Alongside your application, please complete a budget template and return our Equalities Monitoring form, which you can download here.

Source: Regional Screen Scotland

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