The British Film Institute (BFI) has announced that its Vision Awards scheme is currently open for applications. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to the UK film sector, supporting producers to create slates of new projects that demonstrate ambition, risk taking and diverse voices.
In order to apply, producers need to have made one distributed feature film or TV series, and no more than three. All applicants need to have a demonstrable ability to drive a project through development to production, BFI will prioritise producers that have the greatest potential to contribute to the success of the industry, and who otherwise would not have the resources to focus on building a slate of such projects.
50% of the BFI Vision Award will be non-recoupable (i.e. it will not need to be repaid to the BFI). The remaining 50% will be recoupable by the BFI and may be available to the producer under the BFI Locked Box benefit for filmmakers.
The closing date for applications is the 6th January 2020.