First Light Young Film Fund Applications Are Now Open


90 Second Comedy Shorts Grant 
First Light has recently become a YouTube partner and to celebrate we are launching a 90 Second Comedy Shorts round.
Organisations can apply for up to £20,000 to make between 3-6 comedy shorts up to 90 seconds each in duration.

Pilot Grant 
Organisations can apply for up to £5,000 to make 1 short film up to 3 minutes in duration.

Studio Grant
Organisations can apply for up to £30,000 to make between 2-4 short films up to 3 minutes in duration.

Please also be aware that we are accepting a maximum number of 80 applications for the Studio and Pilot grants combined, and 50 for the 90 Seconds Comedy Shorts grant. Should we reach the maximum before the 12th October, we will be unable to consider your application. There is a counter system to let you know how many have been submitted so far.

For more information, and to apply, visit our website: mailto: or

About First Light

First Light works with young people from a variety of backgrounds, developing skills in media production. We identify and nurture talented young people and enable them to achieve their potential through targeted training activities. Working closely with our industry partners, we are able to offer realistic progression routes for young people to find employment within the creative sector.

First Light works with over 5,000 young people aged 5-25 every year providing opportunities to learn the craft of filmmaking from industry professionals. Our Second Light programme is helping the industry be more representative, encouraging talented young people from diverse backgrounds to take the next steps into gaining a career in the industry.