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BIFA, Best British Short Film 2017
8 December 2017
We partnered with BIFA on their Best British Short Film award, find out more about the teams nominated below.
Underwire Film Festival XX Award: Free Period
30 November 2017
We teamed up with Underwire Film Festival to support their XX Award
BFI’s Ben Roberts: how and why we’re changing the Film Fund
By Ben Roberts
11 October 2017
Ben Roberts outlines important changes at the BFI Fim Fund.
15 great shorts from a shorts programmer
By Gaia Meucci
10 August 2017
Gaia shares her favourite, and most inspiring, shorts from the past decade, and explains why they have made a lasting impact.
An update on current and future funding opportunities in England
24 July 2017
An update on current and future funding opportunities for new and emerging filmmakers in England.
From the Archive to the Farmyard
By James Weddup
3 July 2017
As LGBT Pride month comes to an end, James explores the abundance of queer film and TV treasures at this summer's festivals.
straight 8: Why it's fun to shoot in one of the hardest ways imaginable
By Ed Sayers
30 June 2017
Ed fills us in on his super 8mm competition, straight 8, and the joys of shooting on film.
Listen to Britain - Again!
13 June 2017
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Listen To Britain, 12 aspiring filmmakers have been commissioned to capture the diversity of contemporary Britain.
From the streets of Oldham to La Croisette
By Alice Ramsey
25 May 2017
Alice walks us through the incredible journey of team behind Real Gods Require Blood, the iWrite short funded by NETWORK, currently playing Cannes Critics' Week.
Croisetiquette: Surviving Cannes
By Tricia Tuttle
16 May 2017
Tricia shares her top tips for anyone who is attending their first Cannes this year.
NETWORK Favours the Bold
By David Kimbangi
11 April 2017
BFI NETWORK announces new short film awards available to filmmakers whose work is chosen as a NETWORK Pick.
BFINETWORK @FLARE Mentorships in partnership with BAFTA: Meet the filmmakers
22 March 2017
Find out all about the six filmmakers who will be mentored through the programme this year.