GRANT aid is on offer to budding filmmakers from the district.

Bradford Council has teamed-up with Channel 4 to provide a £50,000 funding pot to produce short films.

Four grants of £10,000 each will be awarded for productions between 13 and 15 minutes long.

And there are ten £1,000 grants for films of four to seven minutes in length.

Successful applicants will work with professionals from Channel 4.

Factual and fictional projects will be considered.

Some of the filming must take place within the Bradford district.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council's healthy people and places portfolio holder, said: "We are delighted to offer local filmmakers this fantastic opportunity to produce some cutting-edge material.

"The Bradford district has a rich film heritage and it will be very exciting to see the creative boundaries being pushed with this new work."

4Studio digital development producer, Ally McCrae, said: "Channel 4 has an amazing history of supporting emerging filmmakers and content creators. We exist to let voices be heard, to entertain viewers and maybe even make some change for audiences everywhere, with ideas from the most exciting new talent."

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The deadline for applications is noon on Friday, May 27.