The Phoebe Frances Brown Film Fund

  • Grants and Funding
  • UK
  • 31/05/2024
  • Grants and Funding
  • UK
  • 31/05/2024

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The Phoebe Frances Brown Film Fund is a £1000 grant that Mister Tibbs will award to a female filmmaker with a comedy idea they want to produce.

So if you’re a writer, director, producer, performer, animator, or some combination of those disciplines, if you identify as female, and if you make comedy, then we want to hear from you.

To apply there are two things we need from you. A written statement and an example of your work.

YOUR STATEMENT should be 500 words tops (or you can record a 3 minute video/audio clip if you find that easier). Your statement should give us a sense of your filmmaking experience to date, what you aim to achieve in your career and how this grant might help move you towards those goals. Tell us a bit about the project you want to make and how £1000 would help you produce it.

YOUR WORK SAMPLE can be anything: an unmade script, a previous sketch, a short film or a live show excerpt. Show us something that you’ve created which gives us a sense of your voice and your tone (and please send links not large attachments wherever possible).

THE DEADLINE for applications is Friday May 31st 2024 (please submit before 11:59pm).

We will arrange follow up conversations with shortlisted applicants through July.

THE WINNER will be announced on Friday July 26th 2024.

Mister Tibbs will screen your work to industry professionals in London and Manchester in January 2025 but we can only do so if you deliver your finished film on or before December 31st 2024.


Please note: this grant is only available to applicants who identify as female. You must be based in the UK and aged 18 or over to apply.

Please also note: Hampstead Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse run a very similar scheme for new playwrights called “The Phoebe Frances Brown Award”. So if you write for stage you might be better served by their scheme than by ours, which is strictly for screen.

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