BFI NETWORK discovers, develops and funds new filmmakers across the UK.

Film Hub South East is working with BFI NETWORK to provide support for new and emerging filmmakers across the region. Thanks to the National Lottery funding, we do so via a range of activities, including: 

  • Advising regional filmmakers on their creative development
  • Holding events across the region to encourage networking, filmmaker collaboration and skills development
  • Recommending the filmmakers we work with for BFI NETWORK funding.

Through all of this work, we aim to help filmmaking talent from the South East gain a national and international platform and create a regional filmmaking community.

BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund – applications temporarily paused

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we have a large and expanding slate of BFI NETWORK short films which are currently on hold until it is safe and responsible for short film production to recommence. As a small team, we want to ensure we have the time and resource to fully support all awarded short film teams, so therefore we have taken the decision to temporarily pause applications to the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund in the South East until production has progressed with our current slate.

Over the next few months we will be working closely with our funded teams to ensure they can safely and practically implement the guidance for COVID safety on set, helping them to apply the measures required.

This pause in no way impacts our usual roster of professional development opportunities online, which will continue to run, including our new webinar series BFI NETWORK Live. The Early Development Fund in the South East will remain open as normal, and we will continue to offer bi-weekly 1-1 surgeries for those interested in applying for BFI NETWORK funding.

The BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund in the South East will close at 12 noon on Monday 6 July, if you have an application in progress please be sure to download and save any materials that you are working on but are not yet ready to formally submit, as it won’t be possible to retrieve any draft content when we re-open the fund.

If you have any questions, please contact our Talent Executive, Tom Wightman:

Check if you’re in the South East region defined by the BFI.

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