Supporting film culture & talent in the South West

Watershed has been the Film Hub Lead Organisation for the south west since 2012, enabled by the BFI awarding us funds through the National Lottery. We are the driving force behind film culture in the region, working towards a thriving and inclusive film sector that encourages more people to show, watch and make films.

With a growing network of regional film exhibition organisations as part of the UK-wide BFI Film Audience Network (FAN), Film Hub South West supports film exhibition and is also home to BFI NETWORK and BFI Film Academy, which both aim to nurture the region’s new wave of filmmaking talent.

Upcoming events

  • Wed 21 Feb 13:00-14:00

    BFI FAN: Green Hour – UK Green Film Network

    Online
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  • Mon 26 Feb 18:30-20:30

    Thinking Cinematically

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  • Thu 29 Feb 18:30-20:30

    Connect & Collab: Fact and Fiction

    Watershed
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  • Thu 29 Feb 10:30-12:00

    Monthly Members Meet Up (online)

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News updates and more

FAN Film Exhibition Fund

Apply for awards of up to £10,000 per year to create opportunities for people to engage with UK independent and international film and the wider moving image across the South West.

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A Talent Exec’s Guide to the Early Development Fund

BFI NETWORK South West Talent Executive Nadia Attia offers some pointers on applying to the BFI NETWORK Early Development Fund.

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Producer Lab 2023: Meet the Participants

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Queer Storytelling Workshop: Meet the Participants

BFI NETWORK South West, in partnership with award winning filmmaker Jason Barker, are pleased to present our participants for our Queer Storytelling Workshop.

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New Voices 2023: Meet the Participants

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SW Regional Marketing & PR Workshops

Interested in developing fresh approaches to marketing and telling/selling stories that have the potential to attract local press and media attention? Sign up to Film Hub SW's regional marketing and PR workshops that will take place across the region from Nov 2023-February 2024.

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Beyond Boundaries Fund

A rolling funding pot for activity with a focus on under-represented voices in the creative sector here in the South West.

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Explore Film Hub South West

Film Hub South West Team

Find out more about the Film Hub South West team and who to speak to for specific support.

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Why Join FHSW

Free to qualifying organisations Film Hub South West offers a range of benefits.

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Filmmaker FAQs | BFI NETWORK South West

Frequently asked questions on BFI NETWORK funding, applications and general advice.

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BFI NETWORK South West: Short Film Fund Roundtable: Meet the Producer

The BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund opens for applications this March. Join us for a discussion and Q&A with a special guest.

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