New Genres Fund

An ideas-specific initiative (CLOSED)

The New Genres Fund is currently CLOSED

The New Genres Fund supports the development of original, distinct and groundbreaking storytelling, from both emerging and established filmmakers; connecting and developing audiences both in the UK and the wider world. Projects should reside in the fiction or drama-doc sphere and/or have an innovative multi-platform element.

Working with leading and emerging talent from around the world, the New Genres Fund will help to reflect and develop issues of the wider world that connect new audiences, both in broadcast media and multiplatform, on an international scale. Grants of up to £20,000 are available for research, development and pilots.

Selection Criteria

  • Evidence of director/ producer track record
  • Filmmakers must have underlying rights secured or evidence they are in the process of securing
  • Proposals will be assessed on strength and vision of storytelling, along with a clear strategic proposal for realising this
  • Filmmakers must also be able to demonstrate interest/support from leading UK and international broadcasters or wider industry support to be eligible for the fund
  • Projects must be 60-90 mins duration for TV and Theatrical broadcasters


Please use the application and budget template provided (See the link on the right).
Email any enquiries to New Genres Enquiry at