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Investing in original ideas and emerging talent

Grey Moth are excited to launch the non-narrative / non-fiction film fund, an initiative that provides £5,000 + bespoke production support + £2,500 kit hire credit + festival strategy towards one project challenging the conventional documentary format.

Whether you’re a standalone documentary filmmaker or working with a team, they want to hear from you!

Grey Moth and their Partners

Grey Moth Originals launched in 2020. To date, they have four completed projects currently at festivals, one in post-production and 2 in pre-production. The rationale of supporting these projects is based on:

The value of the idea, the competence of the filmmaker to deliver to the project’s full potential, and a realistic grasp on how the film is to be completed with Grey Moth’s help.

T A P E Collective

Founded by Isra Al Kassi and Angela Moneke in 2015 to curate screening events which respond to the lack of representation on screen –  T A P E ’s mission remains to support under-served titles, and barriers to accessing cinema and filmmaking with a focus on representation, identity and heritage with the aim to find new audiences, create conversations and collaborations across the creative sector.

Shoot Blue

Shoot Blue is an independent camera and lighting equipment rental house based in London, UK. They supply cutting-edge creative tools to cinematographers, filmmakers and digital content producers.

The Award

  • £5,000 film funding
  • Production support from Grey Moth
  • A bespoke film festival strategy from T A P E collective
  • £2,500 kit credit note with Shoot Blue


In order to apply your team must fit the following:

  • You must be living in the UK
  • You must be over 16 years old
  • Any level of filmmaking experience is welcome
  • Project in pre-production, they don’t offer this as finishing funding

What They’re looking for

  • projects that challenge the conventional formats
  • no scripted drama projects
  • no music videos
  • projects that are experimental, stand apart, play with form, explore niche and hybrid forms
  • Proposed films should be 5-10 minutes in length
  •  films must be able to deliver before February 2024
  • No additional funding to be found or raised to complete the project

Key Dates / Timeline

  • Applications open on Wednesday 21st June
  • Applications close on Wednesday 19th July
  • Winner announced on Monday 28th August
  • Complete by 28th February 2024


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