Three UK companies awarded Single Project development funding

The latest results from the Single Project development scheme have been published, with three UK companies - all of which have women producers at the helm - to receive grants for their fiction projects.

  • Wildgaze Films, who were also awarded funding in the last round for their project Dark Matter, were awarded €50,000 towards The Giant's House, a feature written by Nick Hornby.
  • Patchwork Productions were awarded €30,000 for their project The Tentmaster's Daughter, based on the true story of a teenage girl who joins her estranged father and his new family in their life with a travelling circus. 
  • Cork Films were awarded €50,000 towards their project The Stolen Television Series, set during the time of the gold rush in 1860s New Zealand.

A total of 296 applications from 32 countries were submitted, with 65 going on to be selected for funding. The UK submitted a total of 19 applications. Successful candidates received a combined total of €2,655,000, making a success rate of 22%. This marks an increase of 5% from the previous deadline. 

The five high production capacity countries (France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the UK) submitted 130 applications between them, and were awarded 40.3% of the allocated amount. 

The country with the most projects selected was Spain with six. 

The funding is designed to support projects with international potential for cinema, television or digital platforms. This round of selections includes 10 animations, 19 documentaries and 36 fiction projects.

Of the 65 projects selected, 97% are intended to be co-productions at a European and/or international level. This includes projects such as the animated feature film The Tree of Ears, which was submitted by Italian producers Small Boss and is due to be co-produced with Scotland's Red Kite Animation.

Browse the full list of results on the European Commission's website.