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 by 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:

  • New BFI Network funding for Bristol filmmakers is soon to be announced…
  • Bristol filmmaker Sophie Mair has been selected for a John Brabourne Award which she will use 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 latest 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 (My Pure Land, Two Dosas) 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 freelance script consultant Selina Ukwuoma, who began her career at literary agency Curtis Brown, before going on to teach screenwriting at NFTS and consult for production companies.