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BFI Major Programmes: Comedy Genius

The BFI's blockbuster season for 2018 is the UK's greatest ever celebration of film and TV comedy – bringing the gift of laughter when we need it most. From October to December 2018 the comedy geniuses of the big and small screen will be making us laugh at BFI Southbank and cinemas across the UK, online on BFI Player and with a wide range of UK partners. 

BFI and FAN are working with today’s most talented practitioners to spotlight the brightest stars of their craft, inviting audiences to discover classic works and rescuing overlooked talents from obscurity. Film Hub Scotland can work with you to bring the laughs to regional audiences - we know that humour is both national and subjective, so all ideas are welcome. 
Strands include; Slapstick and Sight Gags: the Genius of Physical Comedy, Rediscovering Mabel Normand, British Film & TV Comedy Geniuses, Black Comedy Pioneers, Poking Fun At Politics, Puncturing Pomposity, Trailblazing Women, Wise-Cracks, Stoner Comedy & Cult Classics, World of Comedy and
 All the LOLZ.

EOI applications (between £1,000 - £30,000) are open 25 June - 24 August

Screening Support (up to £1,000) will open for applications in July 2018

We strongly encourage large-scale projects to submit their EOI before 23 July, in order to maximise opportunity for partnerships and inclusion in National press. As funding is competitive, projects coming to us for the second round of awards will be competing for a smaller pot; we also reserve the right to close the fund if it is fully committed before 24 August.

You can find the creative brief, guidelines, and expression of interest forms at the Film Hub Central East website here. If you'd like to talk through an idea with the Film Hub Scotland team, email charlotte@filmhubscotland.com

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