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Shorts2Features 2022 cohort announced

BFI NETWORK South West has announced the 10 participants of the inaugural Shorts2Features scheme.

a graphic image of the shorts2features cohort. 5 directors and 5 producers headshots are compiled in a grid, with a navy blue background.The career development programme was announced by BFI Network South West, Encounters Film Festival, Bristol UNESCO City of Film and NFTS Cymru Wales earlier this year.

It is designed to elevate south west-based producers and directors who have a strong track record in screen-based content and are looking to make the challenging next step into long-form projects, such as their first narrative feature.

The cohort – which includes Bristolian filmmakers Carolina Petro, Em Smith and Owain Astles – will participate in training modules, one-to-ones, mentoring, networking opportunities, free tickets and development bursaries, over the next six months. 

Read all about the selected filmmakers here.