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

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Your local talent executive

Alice Ramsey

Alice Ramsey

Alice previously worked as Development and Production Executive at Creative England as part of the BFI NETWORK. She worked with new and emerging writers, directors and producers across England on short films, first feature development and professional development support. Prior to this, she worked at international sales and film finance company Bankside Films, working on the films by acclaimed directors Amma Asante, Michael Winterbottom and David Mackenzie.

Your local talent executive

Amy O’Hara

Amy has worked in film marketing, distribution and production for over 5 years, mostly recently working in the UK Marketing team at newly developed studio STX Entertainment.

She started in film as Production Assistant on Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets, leading into her role at Film4 as assistant to the Distribution & Marketing team. At Film4 Amy worked across numerous award-winning and prestigious titles including 20,000 Days On Earth, The Double, Hyena, ’71, The Lobster and 12 Years A Slave.

Amy moved to STX at its commencement to help establish the UK and international office for the studio when it first opened in 2017. She assisted in establishing the direct distribution of the company in the UK & Ireland and has subsequently worked across all the studio’s UK campaigns including Wind River and American Animals, taking a lead on social and digital strategy and activations.




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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