Frequently Asked Questions
At the end of the ‘round’ a number of projects will be shortlisted and we will require more information about those projects. The winners will be selected from the short list and the money will be transferred. All money is paid in £GBP.
Per round, our partners will award free kit (as specified below) to 1 winner,and discounted kit to up to 6 candidates.
- Arri Camera
- Power/Handheld kit/Cards/Card reader
- Set of PL Prime lenses TBC
- O’Connor Tripod
- Matte Box and Filters
- 7” or 9” monitor
- ARRI 4 Head Lighting package or similar TBC
- 4 days free hire to winner and 1 or 4 days for discounted kit offer
Kit hire is subject to availability and Video Europe’s T&C’s exclusively. Before the first hire proceeds, Video Europe requires a copy of insurance or cover letter stating that your company or production is covered for any hired in equipment. Genera is explicitly not responsible for this process. Please note this offer is only available to films shooting in the United Kingdom.
Our Main round:
A one-off submission fee 1st month (Earlybird) £20, 2nd month (Regular) £30, 3rd month (Final) £40. All money is paid in £GBP ‘You’ the customer are responsible for any currency transaction charges. If you have a discount code please remember to use it before you pay.
Our Snap round:
Each snap round vaires - some will have a small entrance fee. If there is a fee this will be stated at the top of the application form.
Genera is not publically funded, we exist with support of our partners and submission fees from the film community which allow us to keep funding films.
The beauty of this is we don’t have to ‘tick boxes’ and can just fund the best stories.
No! We accept films worldwide! No matter where you are in the world... we want to hear from you!
Please note: our Kit hire deal with Video Europe is only for films shooting in the UK.
Due to the volume of applicants unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback.
There is a strict NO refund policy, if you are using a discount code please CHECK before payment that it has gone through.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org remember to include the discount code you tried to use.
All applicants (both successful and unsuccessful) will be emailed, see the funding round dates on the homepage. Please make sure you add email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list to avoid any emails going to junk.
You can update your profile at any point during the round until the day it closes.
Yes If at first you don’t succeed... try and try again! It takes persistence in this game.
Yes! We currently have a maxium of 5 projects per profile... if you have more that you wish to submit then let us know email@example.com
No we offer funding at any stage, including money towards festival run for the completed film.
Currently we offer funding to short films only. We hope to launch music video funding soon.
No we welcome anyone at any stage... we all started somewhere.
Apply for funding today
It only takes a few minutes to submit your application with the added benefit of being able to edit it up until the deadline of the round. We accept projects at any stage of production and filmmakers at any stage of their career.