About us

BFI NET.WORK is a nationwide collaboration to develop filmmaking talent. We help new writers, directors and producers on the way to their first feature.

 
Every year, we invest £3 million of National Lottery funding in new and emerging filmmakers. Since September 2013, this has meant:
  • funding for over 160 shorts,
  • support for 62 feature developments,
  • right now, four filmmakers are making their first feature.
The work we've supported has featured in major international film festivals and attracted award nominations, including three BAFTAs and an Oscar®.
 
We guide and encourage creativity, and we exist to nurture the filmmakers of the future. Apply for funding, submit a short film or show us your script.

Meet the team

Paul Ashton

Paul Ashton

Senior Film Executive - Talent, Creative England

Josic Cadoret

Josic Cadoret

Producer - Short Film Schemes, Film London

Holly Daniel

Holly Daniel

Management Team (CMI), Scottish Film Talent Network

Ursula Devine

Ursula Devine

Development Executive, Northern Ireland Screen

Lizzie Francke

Lizzie Francke

Senior Development and Production Executive, BFI

Celine Haddad

Celine Haddad

Senior Film Executive - Talent Development, Creative England

Matimba Kabalika

Matimba Kabalika

NET.WORK Talent Coordinator and Content Editor, BFI

Jessica Loveland

Jessica Loveland

Development Executive - Talent, Creative England

Christine Morrow

Christine Morrow

Short Film Executive, Northern Ireland Screen

Alice Ramsey

Alice Ramsey

Coordinator - Talent Centres, Creative England

Carolynne Sinclair Kidd

Carolynne Sinclair Kidd

Management Team (Hopscotch), Scottish Film Talent Network

Tracy Spottiswoode

Tracy Spottiswoode

Talent NET.WORK Manager, Ffilm Cymru Wales

Paul Welsh

Paul Welsh

Management Team (DigiCult), Scottish Film Talent Network

Claudia Yusef

Claudia Yusef

Talent Development Executive, Scottish Film Talent Network