Film Hub North is led by HOME, Manchester and Showroom Workstation, Sheffield. The two venues work collectively to improve access to independent film for audiences across the North and host two BFI NETWORK Talent Executives.

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Your local talent executive

Roxy McKenna

Roxy has worked in a variety of roles at film and television development agency Northern Film and Media over the last 12 years working across short and feature film development, television development and digital innovation. During that time, she has worked with and developed some of the most exciting creative talent in the North.

She has commissioned and exec-produced over 30 short films and documentaries, including 14 Random Acts for Channel 4, and devised and delivered numerous talent development and digital innovation programmes in partnership with broadcasters and film development agencies. Since 2016, she has also been working as a freelance creative producer running innovative cross-arts/cinema events and producing short films.

Benjamin Taylor

Ben has worked across editorial, financing, training, festivals, interactive and international development. At Screen Scotland he was a Screen Executive supporting feature, documentary and broadcast projects and specialised in international sales, distribution and coproduction following his time at Creative Europe. Prior to this he launched Glasgow Film Festivals Industry Focus programme and managed Sheffield Doc/Fest’s interactive strand of activity across the festival and year-round. 


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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