Opportunities Funding Local Film Festival Challenge Fund Area: ScotlandDeadline: 12pm, 11 December This funding opportunity from Regional Screen Scotland welcomes applications from groups that would like to develop the concept of, build interest in, or plan the format of, a new local film festival, anywhere in Scotland. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 available to constituted groups, to support activity in the first quarter of 2018. Film festivals can be a highly effective means of building new audiences and encouraging existing audiences to try new and different films. They can also be a good way of engaging with young people, addressing contemporary issues, or celebrating a theme or place. For more information, ideas and eligibilities, visit the Regional Screen Scotland website.