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22 June 2015


By Cassio | Categorised in News, Film Festival Diary

BFI NET.WORK, the UK-wide partnership of film funding organisations which helps to discover and develop new filmmakers, has launched a new and digital platform where new writers and directors from anywhere in the UK can search for funding opportunities and introduce their work to NET.WORK partners and the wider industry.

Developing new talent is the lifeblood of the industry and introducing talented up and coming filmmakers, like you, to industry professionals who can help take their filmmaking to the next stage, is crucial for building a vibrant and successful film culture and industry.

So what can you get our of the BFI NET.WORK?

  • funding opportunities for their short films
  • events and industry news
  • exposure for their short film or script by sharing samples of their work directly in the POSTROOM


Sounds great doesn’t it?  Matimba Kabalika, BFI NET.WORK Talent Co-ordinator & Content Editor agrees.  She says that, “the beauty of the BFI NET.WORK initiative for filmmakers is the combination of direct and specific support from the experienced development teams in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and having an online space where undiscovered talent has a real chance to shine through. In addition to showing their films, they can also access information about funding sources and other forms of support such as workshops which will aid them as they hone their skills, creativity and knowledge.

With an annual budget of £3 million of Lottery funding, the BFI NET.WORK sees the BFI work with national partners Creative England, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Film London, Northern Ireland Screen and Scottish Film Talent Network in a joined-up network of experienced development teams supporting New and Emerging Talent – the NET in NET.WORK.

For more information on BFI NET.WORK, visit their website here.

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