Bristol indie documentary film company one of eight to win development award from Channel 4
Frank Films in Bristol has been announced as one of eight independent production companies to be awarded Channel 4’s Emerging Indie Fund.
The award is a package of support given to independent production companies which helps them grow and develop. It includes financial assistance for slate development as well as regular access to a Channel 4 Commissioning Editor, Head of Indie Relations and a host of expert advice and development workshops.
Launching in 2020, the fund has been developed to nurture up and coming indies, supporting them to move onto the next level of their development.
“This is a difficult time for indies, particularly small indies based in the Nations and Regions, so we are delighted to be able to support these companies to make them more robust and also help them shape their ideas to put them in the best possible position to win commissions,” Rebecca Thompson, Channel 4’s Head of Indie Relations said.
“Since its launch in 2020, more than 30 N&R based companies which have been invited to be part of the Emerging Indie Fund have gone on to secure commissions which shows the impact the fund can have on helping indies become more established.”
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