South West Silents aims to celebrate the history of cinema and share our passion for silent film with a wider audience not only in the South West of England but across the United Kingdom.
With expert knowledge of pre-sound cinema, several years’ experience programming silent film events in and around Bristol, with extensive contacts in both the global network of film archives as well as with several film accompanist, South West Silents aim to be the first and best point of contact for all matters involving silent cinema in the region.
South West Silents is building an audience for discovering brilliant silent films, developing new and younger audiences for silent cinema, through screenings, educational programmes, and performances of new restorations with live accompaniment.
Megan Mitchell of Matchbox Cine Club, reflects and reports back following their enrollment on a Open City Documentary Festival and UCL short course, attended with a bursary from Film Hub South West.
BFI NETWORK South West are pleased to present our participants for the Script Development Lab 2021. 8 participants were selected from 110+ applications - here you can learn more about each individual.
New Directions is a programme supporting archive film events which retrace the historic steps that have brought the UK to its current political and cultural crossroads.