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BBC Small Indie Fund Winners Revealed

The BBC today unveiled the 57 companies that have won cash funding through the 2024 round of its Small Indie Fund.

Launched in 2020, the fund was established to support the growth of small independent production companies across the UK with turnovers below £10m across drama, entertainment, comedy, factual, daytime, and children’s. For the first time this year, the fund also supports BBC Film. All recipients receive what the BBC described as “strategic investment” and a BBC commissioning editor as a mentor. With the inclusion of BBC Film, the companies will receive around £1.5m this year.

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Recipients include Me+You Productions, the firm behind Kate Winslet-starrer I Am Ruth and Turnover Films, the company launched by Rye Lane producer Yvonne Ibazebo. Scroll down for the full list.

The BBC has said the 2024 cohort saw the highest-ever number of diverse-led producers, with 77% (44) companies having at least two individuals in specific leadership roles from one of the following under-represented groups: Black, Asian or minority ethnic, disabled, or working class. 67% (38) of companies are based outside of London, with an increase in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the West Midlands.

“We thank all producers who applied to the Small Indie Fund this year. We know it remains a challenging time for the sector, and the Fund demonstrates our continued commitment to supporting smaller producers, right across the UK,” said Matt Travers, BBC Head of Business, TV Commissioning and Business Development.

Emma Kayee Head of Production, BBC Film added: “The sheer number of strong applications we received is testament both to the outstanding talent in our independent film sector and the unprecedented challenges so many producers are currently facing. We’re excited to be working with these ambitious, forward-thinking companies and we can’t wait to see what they do next.”

Companies selected for the 2024 Small Indie Fund:

Northern Ireland

Afro-Mic Productions

Big Mountain Productions

Fabel Productions

HopSkip Studios Ltd

Out of Orbit

Wales

Afanti Media Ltd

Cardiff Productions

Cwmni Da

ie ie productions

Kailash Films

Red Seam

Scotland

Barry Crerar Ltd

Beezr Studios

Flabbergast

Furnace Ltd

North Bridge Media

Pure Leo Ltd

Unified Theory Productions Limited

English Regions

Candle & Bell Limited – North East

MCC Media Ltd – North East

Schnoobert Productions Limited – North East

Wander Films Limited – North East

Candour Productions Ltd – Yorkshire & The Humber

ClockWork Films – Yorkshire & The Humber

Public Dreams Ltd – Yorkshire & The Humber /London

Boudica Entertainment Ltd – North West

EMU Pictures Limited – North West /London

The Fold– North West

Northern Heart Films – North West

FirstLookTV – West Midlands

Full Fat Television – West Midlands

Rural Studios – West Midlands

Walking House Limited – West Midlands

Chalk Productions – South East

Flashing Lights Media – South East

Ten66 Television Limited – South East

Caravan East – East

The Connected Set – South West

London

104 Films

Acme TV Ltd

Big Little Fish Television Ltd

B-Side Production

Gingerbread Pictures Ltd

Greenacre Films

Me+You Productions

Moonspun Films Ltd

Nico Productions Ltd

Parti Productions

Quiddity Films

Rebel Park Productions

Rockerdale Studios

So & So Productions

Sungazer Ltd

The Corner Shop Productions

Turnover Films

Vibrant Television Ltd

Wild Swim Films

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