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Sheffield Doc/Fest is proud to be part of the BFI Creative Clusters Challenge Fund awarded to the Yorkshire Screen Industries Hub which aims to support the growth of emerging independent film production outside London and the South-East and enable the UK film, TV and games industry to expand and maintain its competitiveness in a global industry.

The Yorkshire Screen Industries Hub with Screen Yorkshire in partnership with Game Republic and Sheffield Doc/Fest and which comprises a consortium of organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber, will receive £127,000 through the BFI’s Creative Clusters Fund to expand the region’s creative sector, attract further private investment and enable the region to complement Media City and the North East in expanding its growing and vibrant screen and media industries.

Matched by funding from a Yorkshire-wide consortium, Screen Yorkshire will spearhead the hub’s mission to build sustainable, long-term growth in the region’s burgeoning film, TV and games industries and maintain its competitiveness in a global industry.

With support from Sheffield City Council and thanks to this BFI funding, Sheffield Doc/Fest will pilot a new year-round intensive and bespoke training programme which will provide the very best emerging and provocative talent with support to become the stand-out creative voices and businesses of the industry.

The BFI’s Creative Cluster Challenge Fund was launched in summer 2015 to encourage and support emerging screen industry clusters (film, television, animation and video games) outside London and the South East. The award to the Yorkshire region follows a competitive applications process.

More deatiled information on the programme will be available soon.