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BFI NETWORK South West Short Film ‘Mermaids’ Dir. Yazmin Joy Vigus
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BFI NETWORK South West: Funding and Support for Filmmakers

BFI NETWORK South West is here to nurture the South West’s new wave of filmmaking talent and to support writers, directors and producers at the start of their careers with original stories to tell and inspired approaches to their craft. They support film talent in the region with funding, training, networking and more.


BFI Network SW can support your film projects with funding by contributing to production costs on short films, or by supporting the early development stages of feature films. Funded projects will also benefit from creative and professional guidance provided by Bristol-based BFI NETWORK Talent Executive Alice Cabañas.

Find out about our Short Film Funding and Early Development Funding here.

Events, Workshops and Training

We run various different talent development training throughout the year - from script writing workshops to producers labs, directing workshops and animation labs. We also hold quarterly talent mixers for writers, directors and producers in the region to make connections while meeting the BFI NETWORK South West Talent Executive.

You can find out about all of BFI NETWORK South West’s events here.

You can also join our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter and sign up to our monthly newsletter to be the first to find out about them and other industry opportunities.

Find talent to collaborate with

BFI NETWORK South West’s Projects Folder makes it easier for filmmakers in the region to make connections online and collaborate on projects. Writers and Directors submit their film project to the folder and producers sign up to view them.

Find out more here.

Have your work seen by a BFI NETWORK Talent Executive

If you’ve written, directed or produced a short film, or written a short screenplay, you can share it with a BFI NETWORK Talent Executive via the Postroom here.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about BFI NETWORK’s support for film talent in the region, please get in touch at

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