Film funding made simple

Apply for the opportunity to receive up to £5,000 short film funding and take advantage of some amazing offers and deals from our growing list of partners.

Genera Quarters logo
July (Earlybird)
August (Regular)
September (Final)
Thanks to our partners
For our Quarterly rounds Filmmakers around the world can apply for up to £5,000 for their Short Films. The round is open 365days a year with rolling deadlines. You can also update your project at any time within the round. You pay a one-off fee (Earlybird £25 | Regular £35 | Final £45) Once you've entered our Quarterly rounds you have access to the deals and discounts offered on our Partners Page!
Funding round opens
30 JUN
Funding round closes
10 JUL
Shortlist announced
17 JUL
Winners announced
Current Round
Funding round opens
30 SEP
Funding round closes
10 OCT
Shortlist announced
17 OCT
Winners announced
Funding round opens
31 DEC
Funding round closes
10 JAN
Shortlist announced
17 JAN
Winners announced
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Fresh Blood Competition - £20

Pitch your horror short film live at The Arrow Video FrightFest 2019!

Apply for the chance to win a £1,000 grant towards your short film! Shortlisted applicants will have the opportunity to pitch live at this year’s Arrow Video FrightFest to a panel of industry judges. All films submitted need to be in the horror genre. So if you’ve got a horror short….. we want to hear it!!!

Fresh Blood round opens
31 JUL
Fresh Blood round closes
14 AUG
Fresh Blood winners announced

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
Alternative Film Festival logo
20% off
Alternative Film Festival


“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)