The OSBD documentary film fund is for emerging young filmmakers aged 18-30 and based in the UK. The purpose of the awards will be to help each awardee create or complete a short form documentary film up to 20 mins duration and offer support with professional development. Alongside the grant will be a comprehensive online mentoring programme culminating in a one-day workshop in Birmingham UK.
The fund is for individuals. 6 equal awards of £1,500 will be made.
The fund is open to anyone, and we are committed to ensuring that disability, background, and identity should not be a barrier. If you need some support in the process and have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are now open and will close on January 20th 2023 at noon.
The 6 successful awardees will be notified by February 3rd, 2023, via email.
The OSBD FILM FUND has been made possible from a generous individual donation and further funding from Paddle.com, an international tech company interested in developing film talent. The fund is also being supported by OSBD partner Creative Alliance.
“We at Paddle.com are delighted to support the OSBD Film Fund by providing financial backing that will enable mentoring aspects of this vital fund. We are committed to our own documentary filmmaking journey and believe in supporting emerging documentary filmmakers and want them to have every opportunity for the success they deserve.”
Andrew Davies: CMO Paddle.com
“Creative Alliance’s purpose is to enable creative talent get work. It therefore makes complete sense to support the OSBD film fund as this is providing career development opportunities for young documentary film makers. We look forward to working with OSBD and supporting the successful participants.”
Noel Dunne: Director Creative Alliance
Before you apply please read the application guidelines.
To apply for film funding, complete the step-by-step application form below. You can save and return to your application at any point.