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 Executive 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.

Short Film Funding

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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

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

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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Script Development Workshop: Meet the Participants

In May, BFI NETWORK South West held a Script Development Workshop in Bristol, led by Selina Ukwuoma.

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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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Producer’s Lab: Meet the Participants

In April, BFI NETWORK South West held a Producer’s Lab in Bristol Bristol for seven new, emerging and established producers.

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Directing Workshop: Meet the Participants

In April, BFI NETWORK South West held a Directing Masterclass in Bristol, led by director Sam Masud.

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Opportunities for Talent

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.

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

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Have your work seen by a BFI NETWORK Talent Executive

If you’ve produced, directed or written a short film or screenplay, you can share them with BFI NETWORK talent exec via the Postroom.

Films

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Producer’s Lab: Meet the Participants

In April, BFI NETWORK South West held a Producer’s Lab in Bristol Bristol for seven new, emerging and established producers.

Making Films

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BFI NETWORK South West: NETWORKED at Encounters Film Festival

NETWORKED are monthly online networking events that are open to all South West based writers, directors, producers and crew who would like the opportunity to connect.

Events

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