£1m short film fund launched

UK-based businessman and philanthropist professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor is launching a £1m short film fund that he hopes will bolster the country’s short form filmmaking industry.

The money will be administered by Allesch-Taylor’s team which will work alongside talent development organisation TriForce Creative Network, the organisers of the annual TriForce Short Film Festival.

While there are no strict guidelines for eligibility, the grants will typically range between £5,000 and £20,000, and will primarily be awarded to UK projects.

To apply for funding, filmmakers can express their interest to Charles Kay via email (charles@satprivateoffice.com) and note ‘Short Films Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE’ in the subject line.