BFI NETWORK has teamed up with Screen Northants to run a new filmmaking talent development opportunity for aspiring Northamptonshire based writers looking to develop a five-six minute short film idea.

Two successful applicants, or applicant teams of two, will work with a professional Script Editor to develop and refine their script for a five-six minute short across October and November 2022. 

If you are a writing duo, only one member of the team needs to be permanently based in Northamptonshire.


To apply, please complete the form below before 11.59pm on Sunday 28 August.

A text-only version of this application form can be found here: rb.gy/5g8cde 

If you have any questions about the application or would like the form in any other format then please email us on: bfinetwork@filmhubmidlands.org

GDPR Guidance:
  • The data you submit will be gathered by BFI NETWORK/Film Hub Midlands and will be used only for the following purpose: to allow assessors to assess and shortlist applications to the BFI NETWORK x Screen Northants Short Script Development Programme 2022.
  • This data will be gathered and processed by the BFI NETWORK/Film Hub Midlands team in accordance with our GDPR data protection policy.
  • BFI NETWORK/Film Hub Midlands will not retain or use the information gathered for any other purpose than stated.
  • If you would prefer to submit your application via an alternative method or would like to supply a password-protected file please contact bfinetwork@filmhubmidlands.org


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* 1. Eligibility check, make sure you can tick all these boxes to be eligible to apply: If you are a writing duo, only one member of the team needs to complete the application form

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* 2. What is your full name?

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* 3. What are your pronouns? (e.g. she/her, he/him, they/them)

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* 4. What is your email address?

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* 5. What is your postcode (for eligibility purposes only)?

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* 6. Please let us know if you have any access requirements that we should be aware of in order for you to attend our online development day workshop via Zoom? (e.g. BSL interpreter, note taker etc.)

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* 7. Which best describes you?

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* 8.
Please provide a short biography about yourself, your interests and any past creative work you have made (max 250 words)
*We also accept video or audio recordings answers to this section, please copy & paste the URL to the video or audio track here instead of text if you would prefer*

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* 9.
Please provide two (2) links to examples of past video work that you have directed/created (this can be any format; documentary, short film, animation, music videos, artist moving image or commercials/promotional work) OR alternatively other types of creative work (such as recording of a performance e.g. comedy or theatre, creative writing e.g. short stories or poetry, spoken word etc.)

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* 10. Please tell us why you would like to work with a professional Script Editor? (max 250 words)
*We also accept video or audio recordings answers to this section, please copy & paste the URL to the video or audio track here instead of text if you would prefer*

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* 11.
Please provide a short synopsis or outline of your 5-6 minute short film idea that you would like to develop (max 150 words)
*We also accept video or audio recordings answers to this section, please copy & paste the URL to the video or audio track here instead of text if you would prefer*

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* 12.
If you already have a script for your film (maximum 6 pages) please upload it here
*Please note, that applicants are not required to have a script at this stage*

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