BBC reveals Small Indie Fund cohort for 2024

BBC reveals Small Indie Fund cohort for 2024

The BBC has unveiled the winning cohort of 57 companies that will be supported through this year’s Small Indie Fund.

The fund was launched in 2020 and backs the growth of small independent production companies from across the UK with turnovers below £10m across drama, entertainment, comedy, factual, daytime and children’s – and this year, BBC Film.

This year’s cohort has the highest number to date 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 and/or Working class.

The Nations & Regions are also the focus of support from the fund, with 67% (38) companies based outside London, with an increase in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the West Midlands this year.

The winning prodcos will receive strategic investment and a BBC commissioning editor as a mentor to help them grow. With the inclusion of BBC Film, the companies will receive around £1.5m in total this year.

There was an unprecedented number of applications for the fund this year; as a result, BBC Commissioning will be offering small indies a range of additional insight sessions across all genres with the aim of supporting future pitches.

Matt Travers, head of business, TV commissioning and business development, said: “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.”

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


Afanti Media Ltd
Cardiff Productions
Cwmni Da
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Kailash Films
Red Seam


Barry Crerar Ltd
Beezr Studios
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


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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