Film Hub South West

Film Hub South West nurtures the new wave of filmmaking talent in the region, supporting writers, directors and producers at the start of their careers with original stories to tell and inspired approaches to their craft.

It supports projects with funding by contributing to production costs on short films or supporting the early development stages of feature films. Funded projects also benefit from creative and professional guidance.

Read more about Film Hub South West and BFI Network South West, managed by Watershed.

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Bristol production news from Film Hub South West:

  • The new short film from Bait director Mark Jenkin, Hard, Cracked The Wind, is being backed with BFI Network South West funding. The ‘dark drama of poetry and the power of voices from beyond the grave’ is written by Adrian Bailey, produced by Kate Byers and Linn Waite of Bristol company Early Day Films, and Denzil Monk.
  • Bristol filmmaker Sophie Mair has been selected for a John Brabourne Award to develop her slate, including a BFI-funded short film due to shoot in the summer of 2019 and a horror feature screenplay.
  • 7 new and emerging producers were selected for the BFI Network South West’s Producer’s Lab on 23 April at Watershed, led by Rachel Robey (Wellington Films), producer of BAFTA nominated London to Brighton and The Levelling.
  • 9 creatives interested in directing for film were selected for the BFI Network South West’s Introduction to Directing masterclass on 27 April, led by director Sam Masud at UWE Bristol. 
  • 9 emerging writers took part in the BFI Network South West’s Script Development Workshop at Watershed on 17 May, led by script consultant Selina Ukwuoma.