Making Films

We’re here to nurture the South West’s new wave of filmmaking talent and to support writers, directors and producers at the start of their careers with original stories to tell and inspired approaches to their craft.

We can support your projects with funding by contributing to production costs on short films, or by supporting the early development stages of feature films. Funded projects will also benefit from creative and professional guidance provided by our Bristol based BFI NETWORK Talent Executives Alice Cabanas and Alix Taylor. There are many ways we also support talent who are not yet in a position to apply for funding – find out how below.

Script Development Lab

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: DEADLINE 30 APRIL 2021

Helping you get your idea from your head to a screenplay with three months of workshops, 1:1 script consultations, and peer-to-peer support to develop your short film idea. Facilitated by BFI NETWORK Talent Executive Alix Taylor and professional script editor Jess Jones.

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Short Film Funding

CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS: NEXT CALL LATE APRIL 2021

The Short Film Funding from BFI NETWORK supports projects with directors based in the South West. Funding of up to £15,000 is available to support the production costs of fiction films, in both live action and animation of up to 15 minutes.

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Early Development Funding

CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS: NEXT CALL LATE APRIL 2021

The Early Development funding from BFI NETWORK supports projects with writers based in England who have an exciting and bold idea – particularly if you’ve not yet teamed up with a producer. This scheme offers funding and support for treatments and research for feature films in early development.

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New Voices Talent Development Programme

CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

BFI NETWORK have teamed up with South West based production companies Blak Wave & Little By Little Films to run a new talent development opportunity for aspiring South West based filmmakers looking to develop a five-minute short film idea.

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Further support for writers, directors and producers…

Further information

New Producers Lab 2020: Meet the Participants

BFI NETWORK South West are pleased to present our participants for the New Producers Lab 2020.

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New Voices 2020: Meet the Participants

BFI NETWORK South West are pleased to present our participants for the New Voices scheme 2020.

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BFI NETWORK South West: Book an Online 1:1 Meeting with our Talent Executive

Book a 1:1 meeting with our South West regional Talent Executive, Alix Taylor.

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New Writers Lab 2020: Meet the Participants

BFI NETWORK South West are pleased to present our participants for the New Writers Lab 2020.

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