Film London works to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city’s new filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture.

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Your local talent executive

Jo Cadoret

Jo Cadoret

Jo has managed the delivery of Film London’s award-winning short film schemes London Calling and London Calling Plus, and other short film-related projects since 2003. In that time he has developed and delivered 100s of groundbreaking and international, award-winning shorts, including four BAFTA nominees – most recently Wren Boys and the BAFTA-winning I Do Air.

Your local talent executive

Mathieu Ajan

Mathieu joins Film London from a background in nuturing new and developing talent, through running Bounce, a youth-powered pop-up cinema that tackles the lack of diversity in the film industry, and Teardusk, a social enterprise that Mathieu founded and runs to help creative young people. 


Our Short Film funding programme supports projects with directors based in England and is run in partnership with the BFI NETWORK Talent Executives who work with filmmakers on the delivery of funded projects.

This fund is for fiction shorts, in both live action and animation. We want to support short films that:

  • bring exciting new voices and bold narratives to the screen;
  • provide space for experimentation and idea-testing;
  • advance the careers of the filmmakers involved through showcasing their abilities to the industry and the public.


Our Early Development funding programme supports projects with writers based in England. If you’re a new writer with an exciting, bold idea – particularly if you’ve not yet teamed up with a producer – this is the fund for you.

‘New writers’ are people who have not yet have written a feature film script that has been produced and distributed. This fund is also for producers and directors working with new writers.

This fund is the first step in the BFI’s development support for live action and animated fiction projects from new writers. It supports people at the very beginning of their development process to produce an initial treatment and related materials.


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