Promote your film
Screen your feature film in front of the world's premier film festival selectors.
We offer grants to help short filmmakers travel to international festivals where their work is being screened.
Short filmmakers and filmmakers producing virtual reality / immersive storytelling experiences and installations can apply for travel grants to attend international film festivals and events where their work is being screened.
Our grants help you present your work abroad, develop new networks, reach new audiences and increase the exposure of new UK film and film talent internationally.
If you have specific access needs please talk to us about what additional help may be available to Short Film Festival Travel Grant recipients – for example additional funds to facilitate travel with a BSL interpreter or access worker.
It shouldn't take longer than ten minutes to complete your application. You will need:
Short Support is a Short Film Festival Travel Grant alumni network. Recipients of Short Film Festival Travel Grants will be members of Short Support for a year and will receive regular industry updates and invitations to networking events.
Short Film Festival Travel Grant recipients can have their work added to the UK Shorts Portal.
The UK Shorts Portal is an online screening platform designed to showcase the best new work from across the UK, exclusively for short film professionals. The portal is strictly for the use of festival programmers, buyers, agents and distributors.
The portal currently showcases more than 160 brand new shorts including:
We cannot allow access for individual filmmakers or production companies due to the agreement we have with participating content providers. If you're not sure whether you qualify for access to the UK Shorts Portal, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Short Film Festival Travel Grant is a partnership between the BFI NETWORK and the British Council.