Filmmaker Roundtables
Touring festivals across the North throughout October & November

A filmmaker takes part in a networking session at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2022A filmmaker takes part in a networking session at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2022
Date: 9 Nov 2023
Time: 17:00
Location: Pitcher & Piano
Coney St, York YO1 9QL
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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.

Book your spot

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).

**Fully booked**

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Please note this Roundtable runs for one hour only - the timings advertised in the Aesthetica programme are out-of-date.