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The BBC and Channel 4 have both opened applications for funds to support small and emerging indies – with the BBC extending its scheme to film producers for the first time.

The BBC’s Small Indies Fund ringfences £1m a year to back production companies with turnovers of less than £10m, with a skew towards on diverse-led indies and those based in the UK nations and regions.

It remains open to producers working in factual, entertainment, comedy, children’s, dramas and daytime and is now inviting film producers to apply.

In 2022/23, the fund supported 48 companies, including Dreaming Whilst Black producer Big Deal Films and The Slate Works, which is making 7:7: Three Weeks in July [working title].

The deadline to apply is 3 November. Click here for full details.

Channel 4

Meanwhile, C4 has kicked off the fourth edition of its Emerging Indie Fund, which is open to companies with a turnover of less than £6m and with more than half of key creative decision-makers based in the nations and regions.

Offering commissioner support, funding and training, the scheme last year backed indies Hill 5.14 Media and Motif Pictures.

Channel 4 is hosting an informal webinar at 2pm today to outline the process in more detail. To join, click here

The deadline to apply for C4’s scheme is 19 November. Click here to apply

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