Talent development and short films

The BFI NET.WORK is a UK-wide talent development programme, helping new and emerging filmmakers to reach their full potential.

The BFI NET.WORK will connect the UK’s film agencies for the first time, bringing together experienced development teams and talent centres to offer hands-on and holistic development opportunities for promising UK writers, directors and producers who are yet to make their first feature film.

The NET.WORK partners are Creative England, Film Agency for Wales, Northern Ireland Screen and Creative Scotland. Film London will also deliver a number of targeted development programmes.

In 2014, the NET.WORK Online will offer more opportunities for new filmmakers to share their work with each other and to industry professionals.

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Creative Scotland are currently setting up the BFI NET.WORK programme for Scotland. In the meantime, the Film Fund will continue to handle development applications from Emerging Scottish Talent.

Apply through BFI Film Fund


Ffilm Cymru Wales are providing the BFI NET.WORK programme for Wales.

Apply through Film Agency for Wales

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Screen are providing the BFI NET.WORK programme for Northern Ireland.

Apply through Northern Ireland Screen


Creative England are providing the BFI NET.WORK programme for England.

Apply through Creative England

In addition Film London are delivering two shorts schemes in the capital.

Apply through Film London

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