Applications Now Closed for NETWORK Weekender 2019

Join us for a very special edition of one of the leading development programmes of the year

9 May 2019

Our new and improved talent development programme is back for 2019. The NETWORK Weekender represents the moment where we design a weekend to invigorate, challenge, inspire and connect the most dynamic new filmmakers across the UK.

This year, Weekender will welcome 20 - 25 non-binary, trans and female identifying writers, directors and producers to come together and expand their skillset in a workshop-style environment in Manchester.

We’re looking for filmmakers at the start of their careers who are about to take that next step into the industry but may need support in terms of finding their voice as a creative, meeting potential collaborators or furthering their knowledge of how the industry works.

We are beginning to see ripples of change in the industry, and our programme aims to celebrate the rising voices of marginalised filmmakers while nurturing their talents and helping to guide their future work. People across the gender spectrum encounter barriers that mean their gender is under-represented in the workforce. In recognition of this we welcome applications from people who are female-identified, non-binary and trans. 

We hope that participants will emerge from the weekend full of fresh ideas, inspired by intimate talks with key industry guests, and brimming with new contacts ready to spark future collaborations.

The NETWORK Weekender will run from 12 July – 14 July and applications are open now.

Applications are now closed.