Short film 'Safe Space', winner of Best Fiction and The Michael Fuller Award for Best Film at last year's Southampton Film Week, will be screening in Portsmouth next month at the BFI NETWORK talent meet-up along with other local award winning films.
Ben S. Hyland who wrote & directed 'Safe Space' also received the SFW: Shorts Regional Filmmaker Prize, sponsored by Solent University.
- SFW 18 Competition Results
BFI NETWORK in partnership with DVMISSION are celebrating local filmmaking and media talent at this networking meet up.
Whether you’re a first-time filmmaker, animator, writer or producer you're invited to come along to meet, chat and share ideas with each other. These informal meet ups are set up with the aim of building and supporting the local filmmaking community, and also to encourage you to collaborate and develop ideas for the two recently announced BFI NETWORK funding strands.
Read on for more details of this event...
Find out more about the BFI NETWORK funding strands from regional BFI NETWORK Talent Executive, Alice Cabañas. The two funding strands include:
• Short Film Funding for fiction shorts, in both live action and animation.
• Early Development funding programme supporting projects with writers based in England.
You can read more about these opportunities here: network.bfi.org.uk/funding-available
Panel discussion with BFI NETWORK regional talent executive Alice Cabañas, are Liam O’Hara and Will Shutt producers of ‘Run it Off’ (2017) and Luke Jeffery director of ‘Hells Bells (2017), both iShorts supported films. They will be answering questions about how they beat off the competition to get funded, what the experience was like and how it has impacted on their careers. There is also an opportunity to see the films as part of the screening programme that follows the panel discussion.
6-7pm - Screening
Featuring award winning short films by local filmmakers including winners from the Making Waves International Film Festival, Shorts Cut/Guide Awards, Southampton Film Week and BFI NETWORK this will be a celebration of the great talent in the region and an opportunity for an announcement about future collaborations.
Funded by Creative England’s iShorts, delivered as part of the BFI NETWORK
'Run it Off' (2017)
Run it Off is a story about a long-distance runner who has lost his way in life. He inadvertently saves a young woman from throwing herself off a bridge. As their efforts to get home take a detour, a night-time jog through the city reveals how each can gain enough courage to face the next day.
Dir. Liam O’Hara
Dur. 13 mins
‘Hells Bells’ (2017)
Rosie Dean doesn’t look like a typical Morris dancer, but something about her local group has drawn her in to the extent that she has cut off all contact with her friends and family… Quirky British pastime or sinister secret society? Hell’s Bells explores the dark underbelly of this ancient folk tradition.
Dir. Luke Jeffery
Dur. 14 mins
Winner Best Local Film Making Waves International Film Festival
‘Seasonal Contract’ (2018)
A disenchanted young woman sells her soul to the devil to save her dying mother. However, due to a spelling error, her soul is sold not to Satan but Santa.
Dir. George R Lee
Dur. 13 mins
Winner Best Local Film Portsmouth Film Festival Shorts Cut/Guide Awards
Short and sharp; Delicacy is a film about the depths we are willing to go to find the latest trends in Soho’s growing foodie culture.
Dir. Michael Middleton-Downer
Dur. 9 mins
Winner of Regional Filmmaker Prize, Best Fiction and The Michael Fuller Award for Best Film at Southampton Film Week
‘Safe Space’ (2018)
Safe Space is the story that chronicles the relationship between Sarah and Amne. Sarah is a key worker in a women's safe house. Amne is a new resident and Sarah's new client. The story begins when the two first meet and ends when they say their final goodbye.
Dir. Ben S. Hyland
Dur. 9 mins
7-8pm - Happy Hour!
Join us for post panel drinks and the opportunity for some creative casual networking.
DVMISSION 48 Hour Film Challenge
The UK’s longest continuously running 48 Hour Film Challenge now in its 13th edition.
BFI NETWORK supports new writers, directors and producers from across the UK.
City Eye/Southampton Film Week
City Eye exists to inspire and promote film and digital culture in the region. Southampton Film Week is a City Eye project.
Shorts Cut/Guide Awards
Promotes interests in film exhibition and education in the Portsmouth region staging screenings in diverse locations and engaging with new audiences.
Making Waves International Film Festival
Making Waves supports and exhibits pioneering work by international talent and local independent filmmakers and offers opportunities to develop skills in filmmaking, distribution and events.