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We offer grants to help short filmmakers and VR makers travel to international festivals where their work is being screened.
2021 update - Please note that while many international events are still suspended we have cautiously re-opened our Travel Grant application process. If you have been invited to attend a key festival in person please make an application or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in regular communication with a range of Festival partners over their plans to stage events, virtually or in real life. Have a look at our regularly updated document here to see who is doing what.
Read about the British Council's film activities amid Covid-19 and get details on how to stay connected with us.
Calling all VR makers!
As the landscape for international festivals and showcase events has shifted as a result of the pandemic, many events are now operating as either online or hybrid events. We are acutely aware that while new online VR viewing platforms are enabling you to access international audiences (which is great!), they also often come with additional expenses for makers needing to adapt to different platforms.
Good news is that our Travel Grant funds are able to support your work to travel even while you can’t. You can now make an application for support towards:
Whilst we all pivot online we want to support you to showcase your work internationally in as many ways as we can. Do let us know if you would like to discuss costs to exhibit your work internationally.
If you have any questions please contact Francesca.email@example.com
Short filmmakers, as well as makers producing virtual reality / immersive storytelling experiences and installations, can apply for travel grants to attend international film festivals and events where their work is being screened.
Our grants help you present your work abroad, develop new networks, reach new audiences and increase the exposure of new UK film and film talent internationally.
If you have specific access needs please talk to us about what additional help may be available to Short Film Festival Travel Grant recipients – for example additional funds to facilitate travel with a BSL interpreter or access worker.
Before you begin, download and read the Short Film Festival Travel guidelines.
The Short Film Festival Travel Grant is a partnership between the BFI NETWORK and the British Council.
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