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 Alice Cabañas. There are many ways we also support talent who are not yet in a position to apply for funding – find out how below.
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.
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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If you’ve produced, directed or written a short film or screenplay, you can share them with BFI NETWORK talent exec via the Postroom.
In April, BFI NETWORK South West held a Producer’s Lab in Bristol Bristol for seven new, emerging and established producers.
BFI NETWORK South West are thrilled to be supporting director Mark Jenkin's new short film Hard, Cracked The Wind.