The Filmmakers for Together TV's Diverse Film Fund 2021
We are excited to reveal 2021's Diverse Film Fund Filmmakers. Together TV’s Diverse Film Fund is a newly created fund to support new creative talent to tell the stories that need to be told about Britain today. The 2021 Together TV Diverse Film Fund theme is Black British Lives Today. Five filmmakers were chosen to receive £10,000 and mentoring to produce a short documentary about Black British lives today that'll be broadcast on Together TV in October 2021.
"I was thrilled when I got the news that I was one of the five filmmakers selected for the Diversity film fund, I honestly didn't expect to be chosen so I was elated to be given this opportunity. I think it's vital for Black British stories to be told, I am happy for my film will be part of an amazing program for Black history month. I hope that more initiatives like the DFF become common for filmmakers looking to get their first break."
"I was absolutely thrilled to be chosen for the first DFF; having my film recognised in this way has really strengthened my self-belief. I'm so excited to receive the funding and support to craft a film on a subject matter I really care about. I hope the film will uplift the voices of those who are not typically associated with farming in the U.K., but who have an important contribution to make."
"As a black British filmmaker, it's very important to me that I'm part of the Diversity Film Fund. Being given the opportunity to elevate black British voices is so exciting, and a huge step in creating a different narrative for our stories."
"I’m thrilled to have my film chosen. To be supported through the Diverse Film Fund is a fantastic opportunity to address narratives rarely engaged with. Kudos to Together TV."
"I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured that Together TV are interested in supporting me to make my first for broadcast documentary. The wealth of skills, contacts and experience I'll gain through this programme will open up many doors to a very tough industry to crack for underrepresented talent, especially without initiatives like the diversity film fund."
The documentaries are currently in pre-production and we will be revealing more closer to the time of broadcast.
We broadcast a range of documentaries on our TV channel, which you can watch on Freeview 82, Sky 170, Virgin Media 269 and Freesat 164. See our TV guide for what's on.
If you're a budding filmmaker, we will be looking to run the Diverse Film Fund again in 2022. If you've already made a film that you want to be broadcast by us that fits our ethos, please see our filmmakers page about how to submit your film.