Developing and expanding filmmaker networks.

This fund has been developed to encourage both the creation of new networking opportunities and to strengthen those that already exist for film makers in Wales.

The funding is specifically targeted at networks providing expertise, support and/or peer group exchanges for screenwriters, directors and producers.

Some possible examples of this might be:
- Filmmaking Collectives
- Short Film Festivals
- Writer Groups
- Women In Film
- Online Mentoring Networks
- Film Industry Internship or Placement Schemes

Here are examples of what was funded previously:
- BAFTA Cymru Career Starters – networking and masterclasses in mid and north Wales
- Chapter Moviemaker – to extend activities to north and west Wales
- SHIFFT Female Filmmakers’ Lab – to run an event for female identifying filmmakers
- Swansea Scriptwriters’ Forum – supporting writers to move from stage to screenwriting
- Wales International Documentary Festival – international networking opportunities and the creation of an online resource and mentoring and networking platform

Of course we recognise networks come in all shapes and sizes, some more formal than others. Networks may meet on a regular basis, others may be focussed around special events, or address issues of gender, race, sexuality, disability, or divided by genre, platform or skill. Members may meet face to face or online.

Applications for the Connector fund are currently closed, but will reopen later in 2018. Please see the guidelines and application forms below for full details. 

If you have any queries, or if you would like to discuss any aspect of your project prior to application, please contact:

Gwenfair Hawkins
BFI Welsh Talent Network Co-ordinator
02921 679369
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