BFI NETWORK, Encounters Film Festival, Bristol UNESCO City of Film and NFTS Cymru Wales are excited to launch this new six-month career development scheme.
Designed to elevate south west-based producers and directors who have a strong track record in screen-based content and are looking to make the challenging next step into long-form projects, such as their first narrative feature.
Read this page in full before making your application to Shorts2Features.
Up to five directors and five producers will join us on this development scheme, running from late Sep to Mar 2023, and we’re looking for the boldest, brightest and diverse talents the region has to offer. Successful applicants will benefit from training modules, one-to-ones, mentoring, networking opportunities, free tickets, and development bursaries.
Eligible applicants for Shorts2Features must:
We want to ensure that all time taken by producers and directors on their applications is time well spent, so please only make an application if you have a significant body of work behind you, consisting of multiple pieces. This body of work will need to demonstrate that you are established as a filmmaker and ready to move beyond short-form work into feature film or other long-form media.
* Our region covers Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, West of England, Hampshire, The Isle of Wight and The Isles of Scilly. See region map for details.
Applications are now closed.
Successful applicants will be notified by email. If you haven’t heard from us by the end of September then unfortunately your application hasn’t been successful. Please note that we are unable to give feedback on unsuccessful applications.
If you have any questions ahead of filling out your application, or if you require support in making your application, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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