Nadia is a published film/TV journalist with an award-winning filmmaking background. At Met Film School she was a marketing manager and occasional directing mentor, and at Curzon she co-programmed popular ‘Midnight Movies’ events. Most recently she worked at the BFI as an Editor and Copywriter, where she was a culture champion and a member of the Race Equality Network steering group.
During this time she also graduated from the NFTS with a Script Development Diploma, and has freelanced for many years as a script reader/consultant for companies including Green Door Pictures, BFI, BBC, Studiocanal, Stage 32 and Channel 4. Her huge passion for storytelling also feeds her own work as a writer (her debut novel, Verge, will be published 11th May 2023).
Jess is an independent producer with a background in stop-motion animation. Having started producing her own short films, she has gone on to collaborate with writers and directors across animation, live action and documentary. Her filmmaking experience – producing projects for BBC, Channel 4 and the BFI – strongly influences her approach to talent development.
Previously, Jess worked on behalf of Cosgrove Hall Films Archive to design and deliver talent development opportunities for animation artists. Since moving to Bristol in 2022 she has supported the Film Hub South West team with the professional development of filmmakers across the region.
Ella is the Talent Comms & Outreach Coordinator and will be delivering compelling communication campaigns and outreach activity in support of BFI Film Academy and BFI NETWORK. Ella previously worked at Knowle West Media Centre as a Junior Producer, which included developing creative talent, delivering media commissions and working with clients such as Barnardos, University of Bristol, and WECA.
In their personal work, Ella has had their films played on BBC4 and BBC iPlayer, as well as casting multiple short films that have premiered at Girls On Film, the Barbican and British Shorts.
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Please note, we are a small team and therefore hope to respond to your enquiry between 5 and 10 working days. Furthermore, we don’t have the capacity to read scripts, treatments or pitch docs and offer script development advice.
One-to-one meetings are 30-minute sessions for South West-based filmmakers and creatives who are interested in the opportunities, funding, training, and networking on offer with BFI NETWORK South West. Find out more about 1:1s here.
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We will also be holding monthly lunchtime drop in sessions so you can chat to the team and hopefully connect with other filmmakers in the region. This will be announced in the newsletter.
We often run Connect & Collab mixers with the intention of bringing writers, directors, producers and industry folk into one room. All mixers will be listed on our Events Page as well as being launched on our newsletter.
This toolkit, the first of its kind, is an easy to use, comprehensive, digital guide with insights from over 40 filmmakers, funders, festival programmers and distributors, unlocking vital insights and advice for aspiring talent to help them get the most out of their short film journey and accelerate their careers.