Film Hub Midlands is a partnership between Broadway, Nottingham and Flatpack Projects in Birmingham. Broadway is one of the UK’s leading independent cinemas. Flatpack Projects run the Flatpack Film Festival, which takes over venues across Birmingham every spring, as well as year-round events and programmes.

Find out what’s happening in your area by scrolling down the page or visiting the Film Hub Midlands website.

This page is updated regularly, so we recommend you keep checking back for new opportunities.


Your local talent executive

Alex Jackson

Alexzandra Jackson

Alexzandra joined BFI NETWORK from Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre where she produced their learning and talent development programme, working across production and exhibition between 2009 and 2018. Additionally, she is the director of Leicester International Short Film Festival, The Short Cinema, a film producer and an advocate for accessible cinema.

Your local talent executive

Natasha Wilson

Originally from the West Midlands, Natasha joins BFI Network after working for the last decade in the Welsh film sector.  She most recently worked for Ffilm Cymru Wales on exhibition and film education programmes, providing support and advice on applications, business strategy and accessibility. Prior to this she worked in several roles across arts organisations including Chapter Arts and Film Hub Wales following an MA in Arts Management from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.


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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