We are excited to announce that BFI NETWORK Film Funding has reopened for applications from filmmakers and animators based in the South West of England.
The BFI NETWORK Short Film Production Fund and Early Development Feature Fund both support live action and animation projects from filmmaking teams based in the South West of England. Our regional Talent Executives work directly with the selected funded teams, and will deliver the projects in the South West region.
BFI can provide assistance to applicants who are D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, Disabled or neurodiverse people, and people with sight loss, where this support is needed in order for someone to make an application to the Film Fund. Visit Access support for BFI Film Fund applicants for information.
BFI NETWORK South West supports, develops, and champions new filmmakers looking to kick-start their career.
Below we round up what funding is available, as well as additional information
Applications close on Monday 2 May, 2022 – for both funds.
If you are a writer based in South West with an exciting, bold idea – particularly if you have not yet teamed up with a producer – this is the fund for you. This fund is the first step in the BFI’s development support for live action and animated fiction feature projects.
Early Development Funding supports writers at the very beginning of their development process to produce an initial treatment and related materials. This support aims to propel your project towards its next stage of development.
Find guidelines and application forms on the BFI NETWORK website
The South West Talent Executives have compiled a list of frequent questions we receive from South West creatives who get in touch.
This fantastic place to start if you are unfamiliar with BFI NETWORK Funding.
If you have a question that is not answered on our FAQ and would like to speak to one of our regional Talent Executives via online video or phone call, then please check for available 1:1 30 minute slots on Calendly.
Please note we update available time slots regularly – keep an eye on our social media and check back on the page!
Explore our previously funded projects, featuring short films and early development projects BFI NETWORK South West has funded from 2018.
These fantastic shorts paint a fantastic picture of what BFI NETWORK is looking for in projects to fund.
The events page of our website is up to date with the latest webinars, training, and webinars offered by BFI NETWORK South West. If there is nothing on right now – check back!
Join Channel 4 representatives at 1pm on Friday 27th May for a Q&A Webinar to find out more about the scheme and ask any questions you may have.
Our May Member’s Meet Up will be an opportunity to discuss the Film Exhibition Fund as it’s the last meet up before the deadline.
Learn from team behind the upcoming this South West short film to learn more about the ways in which they supported each others ideas and work from development through to delivery.
Keeping in touch and connecting with one another as we navigate through exhibition at this time is really important and Film Hub South West hold these meet ups as a regular space for members to come together and share.