Making Films

BFI NETWORK are here to nurture the South West’s new wave of filmmaking talent and to support writers, directors and producers who have original stories to tell and inspired approaches to their craft.

We can support your projects by contributing to production costs on short films, or by supporting the development of a feature film treatment document. Funded projects will also benefit from creative and professional guidance provided by our Bristol-based BFI NETWORK Talent Executives Nadia Attia and Jess Wheeler. There are also many ways we support talent who are not yet ready to apply for BFI funding.

What does BFI NETWORK offer?

BFI NETWORK: Short Film Fund

The BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund supports the production of scripted films in live action, animation or immersive, up to 15 minutes long.

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BFI NETWORK: Early Development Fund

The BFI NETWORK Early Development Fund (EDF) supports the early stages of development for debut long-form scripted projects.

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Animation Producer Lab 2024: Meet the Participants

BFI NETWORK South West is excited to announce a new Animation Producer Lab in collaboration with ScreenSkills, supported by the Animation Skills Fund.

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Director Lab 2024: Meet the Participants

BFI NETWORK south west, in partnership with Bournemouth Film School (BFS), is pleased to announce our Director Lab cohort.

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BFI NETWORK South West at Encounters 2022

BFI NETWORK South West presents a series of talks and screenings to inspire and celebrate regional filmmakers as part of this year the 28th edition of Encounters Film Festival.


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