Training Courses

Film Hub South East Project Lab (Writers Labs) – Margate


11am to 4pm

Turner Contemporary, Margate

Emerging writers based in the South East are invited to apply to our upcoming Project Lab (Writers) in Margate.

Taking place on Thursday 28th March 2019 at Turner Contemporary, this Project Lab will offer support to talented writers based in the South East hoping to develop a feature film treatment or a short film script.

The lab will focus on story and development and will be led by Script Editor Kate Leys (see Kate’s biog here) with support from Film Hub South East’s BFI NETWORK Talent Executive Tom Wightman. Each participant of the lab will be invited to offer feedback to the rest of the group.

These labs are set up to support writers and teams who may be interested in applying to the BFI Network funds for early treatment development and short film funding.

Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be supplied.

Run in partnership with Film Wave Margate, a bi-monthly get together for aspiring and experienced filmmakers to meet each other and explore the magic of cinema.

With many thanks to Turner Contemporary for supporting this event.

Who can apply

Participation in the BFI Network Writers Labs is free and open to writers from all creative disciplines with an idea for a short film (under 15 minutes in length) or a feature film idea. As space is limited, there is a selection process before your attendance is confirmed.

To apply you must be:

  • Over 18
  • Not in full time education
  • Based in the South East of England, as defined by the BFI (see their map of the regions)

Application details

Please note applications for this Lab have now closed. 

We aim to let all applicants know whether they have been successful by end Friday 15th March 2019.

If you have any queries about the progress of your application, please contact Tom Wightman: | 0207 636 7120.


11am to 4pm


Free to attend (lunch & refreshments included)


Turner Contemporary

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