Filmmaker RoundtablesTouring festivals across the North throughout October & November
Our BFI NETWORK team are hosting a series of in-person Filmmaker Roundtables at festivals across the North throughout October and November 2023.
Filmmaker Roundtables give Northern writers, directors and producers the opportunity to connect with our filmmaker development team. Each session is hosted by one of our BFI NETWORK Talent Executives and involves up to 20 filmmakers. Roundtables are free to attend.
If you’re not familiar with our work, these sessions are a great place to get to know us and how we can help you develop as a filmmaker. You’ll also have the chance to meet other filmmakers working across the North, as well as invited guests such as our friends at BFI Doc Society and filmmaking teams we’ve previously worked with.
You can find a link to our sign up form and a full list of our upcoming Roundtables below.
Our next Filmmaker Roundtables take place at:
Bolton Film Festival
16:50 - 17:50, Thursday 5 October - KUDOS Cinema
Featuring Fiona Fletcher (BFI Doc Society), plus Joe Simmons and Lewis Coates (BFI NETWORK funded short Vestige).
Sunderland Shorts Film Festival
17:00 - 18:00, Friday 20 October - Arts Centre Washington
Featuring BFI Film Academy, our industry programme for 16-25 year-olds, and filmmaker Milda Baginskaite.
Milda's film Teddy screens at our Northern Exposure short film night later in the evening.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
17:00 - 18:00, Thursday 9 November - Pitcher & Piano
Featuring BFI Doc Society, plus Debbie Howard and Rachel Robey (BFI NETWORK funded short Safe).
Please note this Roundtable runs for one hour only - the timings advertised in the Aesthetica programme are out-of-date.