Frequently Asked Questions


Got a question for us?  Check out the below as this is a list of the most frequent questions that we are asked.  Your question not on the list?  Then contact us and we will do our best to answer your question.

Information for film-makers…

At the moment, we are unable to take on new projects, sorry!

We are a small organisation that fully commits to the projects its supports and given our limited capacity, we can only commit to a small number of projects at a time, usually over a 3-5 year cycle.  Our first projects – Open Bethlehem and We Are Many – both had their UK cinema release during period 2014-2016 and are  now on international release/dvd/i-tunes. Our in-house developed documentary The Power of Us hopes to be in production over the next 12-18 months.  On all projects, our role is usually in an executive producing capacity.

Tipping Point Film Fund isn’t currently seeking new projects, but do feel free to get in touch and if we can share ideas, contacts and feedback on an informal basis, on your project, we will.

Please note that Tipping Point Film Fund only supports feature length cinematic documentary films addressing international issues – we do not support short films or fiction films.

Frequently asked questions

Why we are a non-profit co-operative.

The films we are funding may be provocative and controversial. There are tight laws that govern what charities can say and do – we want to be free to cause a stir so we are set up as a non-profit cooperative.

As a non-profit co-operative we are set up to raise funds via donations both big and small from individuals, trusts and organisations who share our values and ethos. We can then in turn fund social action feature documentaries and support related campaigns. As TPFF projects will inevitably address political issues, it was not appropriate to register for charitable status, making TPFF donations not eligible for tax relief or gift aid.

Can you fund my film?

At the moment, we are unable to take on new projects, sorry!

TPFF is a small organisation and because we fully commit to partnership on projects it means we have very little spare capacity to take on large numbers of projects. We can – and do – get involved at all stages: development and/or production and/or completion.

Check out previous email updates

Interested in finding out what Tipping Point Film Fund have been up to recently? Check out our email update archive here.

Launch media

  • Screen Daily – Socially-conscious film fund Tipping Point launches in UK
  • Real Screen – Two new funds for socially conscious docs launched
  • Cineuropa – Documentary funding reaches Tipping Point
  • Sheffield Doc Fest – Scroll down to 11th July – Tipping Point Film Fund: excellent
  • Film London – Film London News Bulletin