The Uncertain Kingdom 2024 Short Film Fund now open to applications from British filmmakers (application deadline 5pm on Sunday 31st December 2023)

The Uncertain Kingdom, an organisation formed in 2018 with the aim of supporting British cinema by funding filmmakers whose stories tell us about ourselves, is offering grants to make a short film on the theme of ‘belief’. 

Grants of up to £20,000 are available. Applicants may raise a further £20,000 to the budget cap of £40,000.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 31st December 2023 at 5pm.

The Uncertain Kingdom is looking for:

o Filmmakers that respond to the brief in unexpected ways, revealing their unique perspective. They are looking for stories, not issues, and
o Short films in any genre, form or style. Fiction, documentary, dance, artist moving image, animation, hybrids are all welcome – or something else, so long as it is filmed.

The Uncertain Kingdom is for experienced storytelling teams with confidently executed, accomplished work under their belts.

If you are a director and haven’t previously made a film but have equivalent experience in theatre or another mode of storytelling, we welcome your application.

The Uncertain Kingdom is an inclusive project and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and from all regions of the UK.

In order to apply:

o Producers must have made at least one short film that has been screened at a BAFTA or Oscar qualifying film festival or had an equivalent success, such as a TV broadcast.

o Directors must have made at least one short film that has been screened at a BAFTA or Oscar qualifying film festival or had an equivalent success, such as a TV broadcast. Or, if the director is coming from another storytelling background, you must be able to demonstrate that they have had a similar level of experience and success.

Further information, including details about how to apply, can be found on the Uncertain Kingdom website.