£1.5 Million Budget Up For Grabs In Netflix’s Hunt For New Filmmakers
Netflix has launched a scheme offering the opportunity for a new filmmaker to debut on the streaming service.
In order to promote new filmmakers in the UK Netflix has started a programme offering an up-coming filmmaker a £1.4 million budget to make something for the streaming platform. This project, titled 'Breakout', is in collaboration with Creative UK in an attempt to get more British films on the streaming platform following on from the success of shows like Sex Education and The Witcher.
‘Breakout’ will provide six shortlisted groups with £30000 to fund the creation of their project while they receive training from the streaming service. Following on from this one team will receive the £1.5 million budget for their project and will be allowed to stream the final product on Netflix globally. Applications for 'Breakout are now open for filmmakers in the UK who have some experience in film and/or other relevant industries. In order to apply for the scheme the participants need to be new to the industry having not made a feature before but are gaining some recognition within the industry. The deadline for applications will close on March 23rd 2022.