We (BFI NETWORK , Film Hub South West and Encounters Festival) are on the look out for new writing talent in the South West – in particular writers with work that’s surprising, revelatory or challenging. Earlier this summer we put a call out for South West writers with bold, exciting new ideas to submit their scripts for assessment by an industry panel.
Selected scripts will be performed by a professional cast at Encounters Film Festival 2018 and the chosen writers will have the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with the regional BFI NETWORK Talent Executive, Alice Cabanas and Bristol based scriptwriter and dramaturge, Sharon Clark.
More than 50 scripts were submitted, and shortlisted down to the following 7 projects:
Atomise, Alex Falconer
Escape, John Sealey
Meadow Park, Sharon Clark
Out of Sight, Jesse Lawrence
Somewhere Out There, Rachel Tillotson
Shiney Pete, Paul Holbrook & Graeme Willetts
Undertow, Lotus Hannon
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BFI NETWORK, Encounters Film Festival, Bristol UNESCO City of Film and NFTS Cymru Wales are excited to launch this new six-month career development scheme, designed to elevate south west-based producers and directors who have a strong track record in screen-based content and are looking to make the challenging next step into long-form projects, such as their first narrative feature.