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Creative Scotland launches £1m film fund

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Creative Scotland, the country’s apex arts body, has launched a £1m investment fund for feature film.

The institution is looking for proposals that will increase the distribution, consumption and appreciation of Scottish cultural content, securing new audiences and returning greater value to Scottish companies from film activities. Investment awards of between £100,000 and £500,000 will be offered to companies or consortia with a strong track record in film finance, production, distribution and exploitation, who can secure significant co-investment and present a strong approach to maximising potential returns from film investment across the entire film value chain.

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Caroline Parkinson, Director of Creative Development, Creative Scotland, said, “Enhancing the value and returns to the Scottish independent film sector, boosting the value of our cultural economy and increasing appreciation of Scottish cultural content is a core objective of Creative Scotland. We are looking for companies to rise to the challenge of proposing models that will sustain and grow the independent film sector into the long term.”

Robbie Allen, who was recently appointed Portfolio Manager for Film and Broadcasting Partnerships for Creative Scotland, will be co-coordinating the fund and managing the successful proposals.

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