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Supported programmes

The Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund is the largest fund in the UK dedicated to supporting film-specific training. It supports training programmes, CPD programmes and also individuals via bursaries – grants of money towards the costs of courses.

The Film Skills Fund is invested in training in priority skills that are identified by the film industry through our research and by the senior employers on the Film Skills Council

If you are a training provider please follow this link where details of funded opportunities will be posted when open.

Bursaries for individuals 

Craft, technical and production bursaries are funding for training grants of up to £800 for film professionals working in eligible departments to spend on training which meets key skills priorities.

If the training for which you wish to find funding does not fall within the parameters of our bursaries, there are other funding organisations that may be able to help. Follow this link for a list of other organisations that may offer funding.

Supported programmes

Below are programmes currently being supported by the Film Skills Fund:

Film Accounts Trainee FinderFor the first time, Creative Skillset’s Film Trainee Finder is recruiting for an intake of film accounts trainees. Applications close on 29 March.

iFeatures: Flagship low budget first time feature development initiative. Applications close on 28 March. 

Inside Pictures: Development programme for executives across the film value chain - production, sales and marketing, distribution, exhibition. Applications closed on 11 March.

Guiding Lights: Mentorship scheme for first time feature film producers.

Film Trainee Finder: Flagship industry programme, matching an annual cohort of subsidised entry level trainees with productions and providing essential freelancer skills training . Recruitment for 2018 is now closed (but see Film Accounts Trainee Finder above) and the new 2018/19 cohort of film trainees are starting to be placed onto productions.


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