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 2015, 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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The Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN) will offer new and emerging filmmakers significant support for individual film projects and professional development. SFTN will represent Scotland in the UK-wide BFI NET.WORK initiative and is a consortium made up of the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), Digicult and Hopscotch Films.

Apply through Scottish Film Talent Network


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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