Film funding made simple

Apply for the opportunity to receive up to £5,000 short film funding and kit hire courtesy of our partners Video Europe. You'll also be able to take advantage of some amazing offers and deals from our growing list of partners.

Funding round opens
31 DEC
Funding round closes
10 JAN
Shortlist announced
17 JAN
Winners announced
Current Round
Funding round opens
31 MAR
Funding round closes
10 APR
Shortlist announced
17 APR
Winners announced
Funding round opens
30 JUN
Funding round closes
10 JUL
Shortlist announced
17 JUL
Winners announced

We fund short films worldwide, sign up today

See how it works


  • Quarterly rounds where you can apply for up to £5,000 of Short Film Funding and free and discounted kit courtesy of our partners Video Europe.

  • You can take advantage of our Partners page. We currently have a growing list of film festivals that offer discounts for submissions – saving you £100’s


  • These are shorter rounds where we team up with Partners to offer amazing prizes and funding!


  • We’ve partnered with The Mandy Network to show all the latest jobs in the industry and keep you working!

Snap Round
16 JAN
Snap round opens
13 MAR
Snap round closes
18 MAR
Snap winners announced

Get advice from producer Damian Jones!

Damian Jones is one of Britain’s most prolific film producers. A career that spans over thirty five feature films including the Oscar winning The Iron Lady (Phyllida Lloyd), Lady In The Van (Nick Hytner), Belle (Amma Asante), Welcome to Sarajevo (Michael Winterbottom), Millions (Danny Boyle), Goodbye Christopher Robin (Simon Curtis), Sex, Drugs&Rock&Roll (Matt Whitecross), The History Boys (Nick Hytner), Dad’s Army (Oliver Parker), Kidulthood & Adulthood (Noel Clarke) and Absolutely Fabulous The Movie (Mandie Fletcher).

Why Genera?

  • Receive the funding you need.
  • One-off submission fee.
  • We take no creative control.
  • Straightforward and simple application.
  • Our partners provide offers and discounts.
Our Partners
Latest deals from our partners
Gstaadfilm - International Festival for Short Art Films logo
10% off submission fees!
Gstaadfilm - International Festival for Short Art Films


“Film funding made simple” is an understatement. The rolling deadlines mean there’s no time wasted. There’s a quick turnaround and winners were selected when the application process was still fresh in mind (a big difference from traditional funding bodies). Genera has truly discovered and put into action a modern film financing mechanism to suit the needs of contemporary filmmakers. - Ethan Race (Bitter Taste)