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-Searle. There are many ways we also support talent who are not yet in a position to apply for funding – find out how below.

Information for filmmakers applying for 2022 funding

Covid-19 information for filmmakers

 

Short Film Funding

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

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

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

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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Funded Projects

Explore the slate of projects that BFI NETWORK has funded to date in the South West.

*Please note this page is currently being updated

Short Film Productions

Early Development (Feature)

Past Lab Participants

Introducing the South West Creatives who have taken part in our Script, Production, Directing, and Animation Labs. Each participant was selected from a high volume of applications on the basis of their potential talent as a film producer, desire to collaborate and passion for inclusion

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New Voices

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 and Midlands based filmmakers looking to develop a five-minute short film idea.

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Further support for writers, directors and producers…

Further information

Book an Online 1:1 Meeting with a BFI NETWORK Talent Executive

Find out more about booking a 1:1 meeting with our South West Talent Executives, Alix Taylor-Searle and Alice Cabanas.

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Filmmakers F.A.Q. | BFI NETWORK South West

Frequently asked questions from filmmakers, answered by our BFI NETWORK South West Talent Executives.

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