Apply for the BFI NETWORK Weekender! Deadline February 24th

By February 4, 2020Training

The The BFI NETWORK’s weekend long talent development programme is back for 2020! The BFI NETWORK Weekender is an initiative designed to to invigorate, challenge, inspire and connect the most dynamic new filmmakers across the UK.

Last year, they invited 22 fantastically talented trans, non-binary and female-identifying filmmakers to spend a weekend in Manchester to explore identity, absorb crucial advice from top industry guests and meet like-minded creatives from all over. You can read more about how it went here:

This year, they’re so excited to bring Weekender to Liverpool and welcome 22 working class writers, directors and producers from all over the UK to come together and expand their skillset in a workshop-style environment.

The film industry has a class problem and can feel closed off and unattainable to those who are working class or come from low income backgrounds. With this year’s Weekender, new filmmakers of this experience and a host of industry guests and creatives will explore the ways in which their work intersects with class and identity.

They’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.

Ripples of change are beginning in the industry, and this programme aims to celebrate the rising voices of marginalised filmmakers while nurturing their talents and helping to guide their future work.

The Weekender will run from 17th – 19th April 2020 and applications are open now.

To apply click here.

Applications will close at midnight on 24th February 2020

If you have any questions about the applications for Weekender or if you’re unsure whether this event is for you and you’d like to have a conversation about the programme please get in touch at and we can discuss your questions over the phone, via email or in person.




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