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Applications for the Filmbankmedia Innovation Fund 2017 are now closed.

Providing funding opportunities for new film societies and community screening groups

Filmbankmedia is committed to supporting film societies and community screening groups to make a real impact within their community through the medium of film.

Our Filmbankmedia Innovation Fund for 2017, provides funding opportunities for two newly-established organisations. The idea is to encourage film societies and community screening groups to deliver initiatives that secure the growth of their organisation.

The Innovation Fund of £5,000 comprises of two awards for two film societies or community film groups: £3,000 for the first selected organisation and £2,000 for the second chosen organisation.

Engaging local communities

All film societies and community screening groups wishing to apply to the Innovation Fund will be asked to submit a proposal of how they would use the funding to affect real engagement within their community.

Examples of how the Fund could be used may include special film screening programmes for seniors or youth groups; launching film workshops; for screening equipment; delivering a marketing initiative or to implement educational programmes in local schools.

A panel of independent judges will review each submission and determine the Primary and Secondary Recipients of the Innovation Fund, which will be awarded at the Cinema For All Conference in November 2017.

Who can apply?

The Filmbankmedia Innovation Fund is available to film societies and community screening groups which have been registered in the UK.

Film societies and community screening groups must be run by volunteers only and able to demonstrate a commitment to screening a diverse range of programming from Hollywood, independent and foreign distributors.

Entry Requirements and Terms & Conditions

For more information on entry requirements, how to apply and terms and conditions of the Innovation Fund