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.

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January (Earlybird)
February (Regular)
March (Final)
Thanks to our partners
For our Quarterly rounds Filmmakers around the world can apply for up to £5,000 for their Short Films. For Filmmakers in the UK we’ve teamed up with Video Europe to offer free and discounted Arri Kits and Creativity Media to offer a free colour grade! 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
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
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Snap Round - FREE

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).

16 JAN
Snap round opens
27 MAR
Snap round closes
Snap 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


“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)