Apply for Short Film Funding

**The fund is now closed for 2017 and will re-open in 2018**

Industrial Scripts is pleased to be able to offer top-up equity completion finance up to a maximum of £1,000 GBP to eligible short films. These can be short films in either a very advanced stage of development/pre-production or in post-production.

While every case is different, in return for its investment Industrial Scripts typically takes:

  • An Executive Producer credit/position on the film
  • A standard recoupment position (in the unlikely event the short turns a profit!)

From January 2017 onwards we plan to invest in up to 5 shorts per annum.

Regrettably, due to the volume of submissions received, we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants.

Shorts we’ve helped finance include…

UNDER THE JERICHO SUN (2017)

Trailer coming soon…

 

PROMISE (2017)

 

Promise – trailer from Neville Pierce on Vimeo.

IMDb page.

CLEAN (2017)

 

CLEAN (2017) – Trailer from Luke Melia on Vimeo.

 

LOCK IN (2016)

LOCK IN – trailer from Neville Pierce on Vimeo.

 

How to Apply

To apply for short film funding please email assistant @ industrial scripts co. uk with the following attachments and SHORT FILM FUNDING in CAPS in the subject line.

  • Your full short film budget
  • Hard evidence via bank statements of the budget secured to-date
  • Your shooting dates/location
  • Your short film script (sub 20pg)
  • Relevant talent attachments

Please note: failure to include all of the above will render your application invalid and materials will be deleted with the script un-read.

Please also note our standard investment expectations as detailed above and below.

FAQs

What does Industrial Scripts expect in return for its investment?

As above, submissions are assessed on a case-by-case basis but it would be extremely unusual for us not to take an Executive Producer credit on the short film, and a typical recoupment position. Although with the latter, we recognise that the absolute lion’s share of shorts are not financially profitable.

When does the fund open/close?

The fund is a rolling, annual fund which accepts applications at any time. However as per the above we only invest in up to 5 shorts per annum, so if you see the sign *The fund is now closed for this year* at the top of this page, then you’ll need to wait until April for it to re-open.

Can I apply from anywhere in the world?

Yes.

I’ve already shot my film, but need top-up finances for post…can I apply?

Yes. Just make this clear in your application.

How swiftly do you aim to reply to applicants?

We aim to reply to successful applicants within 3 weeks of application. Regrettably due to the volume of applicants we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applications.

Is there anything else I should know?

For clarity, our fund is a late-stage, top-up type. If the film doesn’t picture lock within 3 months of our investment reaching your account, you’ll be required to refund the monies.