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

  • Thu 30 May 10:30-12:00

    Film Hub Member’s Meeting (Online)

    Online
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  • Tue 11 June 11:00-11:45

    Coffee Morning with BFI NETWORK South West

    Online
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  • Tue 9 July 11:00-11:45

    Coffee Morning with BFI NETWORK South West

    Online
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  • Wed 11 – Fri 13 Sept

    BFI FAN Con 2024

    Queen’s Film Theatre
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News updates and more

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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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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Intro to Immersive webinar

BFI NETWORK’s Short Film Fund is re-opening in March and it supports live-action, animation and immersive projects. In anticipation of this, we hosted a free online session tailored specifically towards those interested in developing immersive or VR-based short works of up to 15-minutes in length.

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Art of Action

A open fund available to BFI FAN Members for Art of Action exhibition activity from October 2024.

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Animation Producer Lab 2024: Meet the Participants

BFI NETWORK South West is excited to announce a new Animation Producer Lab in collaboration with ScreenSkills, supported by the Animation Skills Fund.

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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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Producer Lab 2023: Meet the Participants

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New Voices 2023: Meet the Participants

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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 Film Hub South West?

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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Peninsula Producers Network

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