Eastern Edge Film Fund

Eastern Edge Film Fund Grant

2017 to 2018 grant

Two grants of up to £4,000 are available to produce an original short film.

The award also includes:

  • free professional support from an Executive Producer to develop your project
  • access to a centralised training programme
  • production support for the successful film making teams
  • opportunities for public screenings including the London Calling Showcase and Awards at the BFI Southbank

In previous years, the eastern Edge Film Fund shorts have won the £2,000 Jury Award, as well as the £10,000 Best Cinematography Award.

Two awards of up to £4,000 are available. This fund supports emerging and experienced filmmakers living, working or studying in one of the two boroughs to produce an original short film. The award also includes professional support from an executive producer, training from industry professionals, access to production facilities, and opportunities for public screenings. For enquiries about Eastern Edge Film Fund, contact Anton Califano.

Applications for this grant are now closed.


We received 37 applications to this year's programme; six shortlisted film making teams received training in January and February to support the development of their projects and we are pleased to announce that the following films have been selected for funding:


woman looking down with most of her face covered in darkness

A young woman struggles to come to terms with the death of a stranger, using his brother to gain closure.

Writer/Director: Louise Marie Cooke
Producers: Patrick Campbell and Natalie Sutton


girl standing outdoors on a balcony of run down flats holding a paint roller and tin

Grace has one day to save her mother from herself. A story of love, trust and growing up the hard way.

Writer/Director: Serena Chloe Gardner
Producer: Nasreen Cullen 


London Calling Plus is a short film production scheme specifically for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent with awards up to £15,000. We are delighted to also announce producer Kelly van Osch and writer/director Chi Yu who were funded last year by Eastern Edge for Distance have been selected by Film London for their new project Chrysalis.

To watch previous short drama, animation and documentary films which have been funded through the Eastern Edge Film Fund visit our Vimeo page


Contact us

For more information, contact Vision RCL's Culture team