NFTS Leeds: Low Budget Film Financing: Online

Short course


Delivered in the NFTS Leeds Virtual Classroom, accessed via Zoom.  

This course is aimed at newly emerging writers, directors and producers and anyone looking to fund a low budget drama or documentary feature film. It covers a range of project financing sources from public bodies, sales and distribution, to private investors.

Taking a highly practitioner-driven approach, tutor Angus Finney will take participants through the steps to:

  • Develop and package a low budget feature
  • Present and pitch material to funders, sales agents and distributors
  • Film finance planning, recoupment and strategic options for low budget features
  • Co-production and co-financing
  • Working with Public Funders
  • An opportunity to pitch and present your own projects with feedback

About the tutor

Angus Finney is an experienced film, TV and streaming business specialist, author, trainer and an executive producer. He managed Europe’s only Film Production Finance Market for 10 years for Film London and is the former managing director of Renaissance Films where he worked across development, packaging, financing, sales and marketing. His current work includes executive producing for Manchester’s horror oufit Grimmfest and the long running Greenland-set series End Of The World.

He has trained and taught around the world, including New Zealand, China, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, Poland, Middle East and the UK. He is currently a visiting professor to the Beijing Film Academy and a Course Director at the National Film & Television School and the British Film Institute.

He is currently completing the third edition of The International Film Business: A Market Guide Beyond Hollywood due to be published in early 2022.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £325

Corporate Rate: £695



How to apply

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