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 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.

Short Film Funding

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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Further support for writers, directors and producers…

Further information

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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Opportunities for Talent

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 SW Funded Project: Hard, Cracked The Wind Dir. Mark Jenkin

BFI NETWORK South West are thrilled to be supporting director Mark Jenkin's new short film Hard, Cracked The Wind.

BFI NETWORK SW Production

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BFI Network Events in the South West this Autumn

It's officially Autumn, and the turn of the season marks an important one for cinema going and filmmaker events!

Events

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