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Pitch Pots 2018

Pitch Pots are a simple way for Film Hub Scotland members to access additional support for new or existing projects and screenings.

We will prioritise projects that focus on promoting diversity and increase inclusion. The ambition for the fund is that members will be able to create impactful, one-off events to enhance their programme, or to deliver special activities tied to local, Scotland and/or UK events and initiatives.

Support is available for projects taking place from August 2018 - March 2019. Projects must be completed by 31 March 2019 (new funding streams will be available from that point to support projects of this type).

Film Hub Members are invited to submit proposals for grants of up to £200, from a total pot of £2,000, for marketing or audience development activity that corresponds to the BFI 2022 priority areas as outlined below.

The fund is open now and funding will be allocated on a rolling first-come, first-served basis to projects that meet the criteria of the fund.

Your activity must be focussed on one (or more) of these areas:

  • Young Audiences: Developing young audiences, defined by BFI as those aged 16to 30.
  • Diversity*, inclusion & access: Activity aimed at, and/or co-produced with, under-represented groups. Ensuring that a wider range of people - including D/deaf, Living with dementia and Autistic audiences - can experience the cinema. 
  • Reach & cultural engagement: Maximising the number of audiences engaging with titles and/or increasing the cultural depth of their experience. We will seek to support activity across a range of rural and urban settings.
  • Screen heritage & archive film: Helping more people celebrate screen heritage and archive films, including re-releases and the India on Film and Britain on Film Coastal strands. 

*Film Hub Scotland is committed to the BFI’s Diversity Standards, recognising and acknowledging the quality and value of difference and working towards reducing under-representation in the following focus areas: disability, gender, race, age and sexual orientation as they pertain to the Equality Act 2010, as well as seeking to ensure that people from lower socio-economic groups are better represented.

To apply, download our guidelines and proposal form below.


Pitch Pots Guidelines
Pitch Pots Proposal Form

Open Now

For projects taking place from August 2018 - March 2019

Up to £200

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