Pitch Film Fund opens for 2025 entries

Pitch Film Fund opens for 2025 entries
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The Pitch Film Fund has opened for its 16th year, with its 2025 film fund now taking entries.

The fund is one of the biggest short film funds in the UK, with the annual challenge to adapt and re-envision stories from the Bible for the big screen to secure a sum of the £65k prize pot which is split between two short films: one comedy and one drama.

Recipients also receive production support, with training and development opportunities for everyone who applies and is open to filmmakers of any background or experience.

From Greta Gerwig’s The Chronicles of Narnia to Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, many well-known films have their basis in Bible stories.

Previous winners of the Pitch Film Fund have included dramas Our Child, which tells a story of human trafficking and surrogacy, and Alice, which tells a story of exploring greed and betrayal in celebrity culture. Meanwhile, The Innkeeper tells a comedic story of fitting in and homelessness while Till Death us Do Part and Jael Drives The Nail are both dark comedies with murder plots.

The commissioned filmmakers of the Pitch Film Fund will not only receive money from the pot but also work with the team to produce their shorts, with story consultants and Pitch production partners Reel Issues Films to develop the script.

Pre-production of the successfully funded shorts will begin in spring 2025 ahead of Global Festival submissions.

Entries are now open until the 27 September. To apply, click here.

This article first appeared on our sister site, Broadcast.

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