Funny Features Information Session, Glasgow Film Festival

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Are you developing a comedy feature? Is this your first or second feature? GFF’s new talent development lab, Funny Features, is designed to support producers, writers and writer/directors looking to develop and finance comedy projects.

Download the application pack (PDF)

Over 6 months, successful creative teams will gain access to one-to-one consultancy sessions, online workshops and mentoring. This will be a rare opportunity for comedy projects to be developed in a constructive and practical development environment where they will be able to participate in peer-to-peer and professional feedback.

Funny Features Sessions

Script Consultancy & Feedback
Story Workshop & Consultancy
Audience Design Consultancy
Pitching Workshop
Finance & Film Packaging Intensive Workshops
Pitching Sessions

Teams will leave Funny Features with extensive knowledge of the film finance landscape, heightened confidence in navigating the marketplace, a clearer understanding of their audience and market placement, a widened network of decision-makers, a film finance package, a final draft of their script and a project ready to enter the international marketplace to being securing financing.

Participants will be paid for their time on the scheme; in workshops, consultancies, and meetings.

Funny Features is open to producers, writers and writer/directors who are developing a comedy project that is their first or second feature.

Creative Teams

To be eligible for Funny Features, you must apply as a creative team which includes a producer and writer (or writer/director). You can apply if you already have a director attached, but they cannot participate in the lab sessions. Please note that applications from individuals cannot be accepted.

Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

The project genre must be a comedy, and this includes sub-genres such as Romantic Comedy, Drama Comedy and Horror Comedy. Comedy must be central to the overall theme of the project.
The project must be the producer or writer’s (or writer/directors) first or second feature
Project must have a completed first draft script
Project team must comprise of a producer and writer (writer/director is also eligible)
The maximum number of producers attached to the project for participation is two

The maximum number of writers (or writer/directors) attached to the project for participation is two
Producer(s) or Writer(s) must match one of the following minimum experience criteria:
Made at least three short films, two of which must have been commissioned
Made at least two short films (one commissioned) and have one TV Credit as a writer or producer
Have at least two TV credits as a writer or producer

Please note only one member of the team has to meet the eligibility requirements.
Please note both producer(s) and writer(s) must be attached to the project to apply. Solo applications – projects with only producer(s) or only writer(s) – will automatically be rejected.

Before applying, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements stated above. You will be asked to list these in your application. You must apply with a detailed personal statement, a one-pager, a full script and comprehensive bios for each team member.

Funny Features is actively encouraging applications from talent based in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Northern England and those who are from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to, those from the global majority, LGBTQIA+ people, those who identify as a gender minority and/or those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Information Sessions

To hear more about the Funny Features lab and ask any questions about applying, please join GFF at one of two information sessions. Hosted online at 1pm on 3rd of July and 17th of July, to talk briefly through the scheme and host a short Q&A.

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17 July – Coming soon

Please see full information and application pack (PDF)

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