Image by Lisa Larsen from the 1st Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR.

Six UK companies awarded Single Project development funding

The latest results from the Single Project development scheme have been published, seeing six UK production companies awarded grants for their documentary, fiction and animation projects.

In total, 351 applications from 33 countries were submitted with 59 projects from 24 countries being selected for funding, receiving a combined grant total of €2.3 million.

UK production companies fared well in this round, receiving 10% of the overall grant amount and achieving an average success rate of 21% (compared to a Europe-wide rate of 17%).

The projects selected for funding from the UK are:

  • Fight from Hot Property – an adaptation William Gibson and Michael Swanwick’s sci-fi boxing short story, Dogfight
  • Goats & Sheep from perfectmotion -  a period drama set in 1920’s Cyprus 
  • I Am Spartakiade from Two Step Films – a documentary featuring footage of communist Czechoslovakia’s mass gymnastic events
  • Into the Wild from Banyak Films - a documentary following an Iranian animal trainer’s efforts to release a performing Bengali tiger back into the wild 
  • Longbow Girl from Kindle Entertainment – an adaptation of Linda Davies’ young adult novel set in the wilds of the Welsh mountains
  • SPIKED! from Kapers Animation – an animation project featuring orphan porcupine, Spike.

Browse the full results on the European Commission's website.

Image by Lisa Larsen. Taken at the first Spartakiade of the Peoples of the USSR. Two Step Films received Single Project funding for the development on their documentary about communist Czechoslovakia’s mass gymnastic events.