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 is 10 December 2018. 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 harriet@regionalscreenscotland.org to discuss their ideas before completing an application.

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