Training Courses

BFI NETWORK Connect + Collab

11/03/2021 - 11/03/2021

09:00 - 20:00

Film Hub South East, South West and Midlands are coming together to run an online networking event for producers, writers and directors from across the UK to meet future collaborators and discover bold short film projects.

The event is designed to bring together filmmaking teams to work on short form narrative projects that would be eligible for the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund.

Dates

11/03/2021 - 11/03/2021
09:00 - 20:00

Fees

Free

About the event

Bringing together UK-based producers with directors & writers based in the South West, South East or Midlands, this event will allow filmmaking talent working on short film ideas to discuss their projects with producers who are looking to take on new work and develop their slate.

The event will be hosted via Deal Room, an online meeting platform that will allow you to create a profile and book in 121 video call meetings with other participants between 9am – 8pm GMT on Thursday 11 March.

It is a space to network and explore potential new collaborations with the intention of forming filmmaking teams in order to apply to the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund, which opens again in April 2021.

Who can apply?

Participation in BFI NETWORK Connect + Collab is free and open to:

  • UK based producers from all creative disciplines with aspirations to produce short films; who are looking to take on new projects and develop their slate
  • Directors and writers from the South West, South East and Midlands of England as defined by the BFI who are actively working on a short film project that would be eligible to the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund

You must be aged 18+, not in full-time education and available to attend the online event on Thursday 11 March 2021 9am-8pm for either the full day or part of the day.

As space is limited, there is a selection process before your attendance is confirmed.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility and we will do everything we can to remove possible barriers to attendance so please let us know how we can make the experience as useful and comfortable as possible via the application form.

You can see a text preview of the application forms on the following links:

If you would like the application form in another format then please email us on bfinetwork@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk.

How to apply

01

Fill out the relevant application form by Thursday 11 February.

Producers Application Form

Director, Writer or Writer/Director Application Form

02

We will get back in touch with you regarding the status of your application by Thursday 25 February.

Criteria

Applicants must be either:

  • UK based producers from all creative disciplines with aspirations to produce short films; who are looking to take on new projects and develop their slate
  • Directors, writers or writer/directors from the South West, South East and Midlands of England who are actively working on a short film project that would be eligible to the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund

You must be aged 18+, not in full-time education and available to attend the online event on Thursday 11 March 2021 9am-8pm for either the full day or part of the day.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 11 February.

If you would like this application provided in any other format, please contact us by emailing: bfinetwork@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

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