First Light Movies provides grants to projects that enable young people to participate in all aspects of film productions. Since launching in 2001, First Light Movies have enabled over 12,000 young filmmakers to write, act, shoot, light, direct and produce over 800 films. The funding is available to organisations such as schools, youth services, community and voluntary groups that work with young people aged between 5 and 18. Every year approximately £700,000 of grants are available through three funding streams:
The Studio Awards provides grants of up to £30, 000 for between two and four films of up to 10 minutes.
The Script Awards provides grants of up to £3,000 for script writing projects that team young people with script professionals.
The Pilot Awards provides grants of up to £5,000 for one short film of up to five minutes in duration.
For more information, visit www.firstlightonline.co.uk