Training Courses

BFI NETWORK South West & South East:
Feature Film Treatment Workshop at AMPLIFY! Film Festival


10:00 - 14:30

This online workshop is designed for writers or writer/directors based in the South West or South East of England, who are looking to move from short film or another creative practice into narrative feature film. Ideally you will have a narrative feature film idea you are looking to develop, but is not yet scripted.

Delivered by professional Script Editor, Kate Leys and BFI NETWORK Talent Executives, Alix Taylor & Thomas Wightman. We will discuss the different stages of development on feature film projects, with a particular focus on early development pre-scripting. Find out how the BFI NETWORK Early Development Fund works and what we are looking for from applications, as well as next steps towards the main BFI Development Fund. We will help de-mystify what a treatment is and why they are such an important stage of feature film development. Providing insight into the key principles of storytelling and the top ‘do’s and don’ts’ for writing a treatment.


10:00 - 14:30



Who can apply?

Applicants must be permanently based in the South West or South East of England, be aged over 18 and not in full time education. Check the Film Hub regional map.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 8 November.

Please make sure if you apply you are definitely available to take part on the session date: Thursday 19 November (10:00 – 14:30, with regular breaks).

If you would like this application provided in any other format, please contact us by emailing:

How to apply

  1. Click ‘Apply now’ at the top of this page.
  2. Complete the application form by Sunday 8 November 2020.
  3. If you need any support in completing your application, please contact us at:

Please note that there is a selection process and we aim to let all applicants know the outcome of their applications within a week of applications closing.

If you have any queries about the application process or your eligibility, please contact us at:

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