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Artist Filmmaker Network Social: Funding Film Talent with the BFI

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Thursday 14th September, 6.00pm - 9.00pm (doors 5.50pm)

Cobalt Studios, 10 Boyd St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AP


Join us for the third Artist Filmmaker Network Social, which will feature a talk from Matimba Kabalika, Talent Development Manager for the BFI Network, and film producer Maria Caruana Galizia. The talks will be followed by drinks and a live DJ - a great chance for artists and filmmakers to mix in a relaxed environment.

Maria will be talking about her Channel 4, BFI Network and Creative England funded shorts in particular her ongoing work with Palestinian-British artist filmmaker Saeed Taji Farouky and their latest collaboration supported by the Kevin Spacey Foundation 'Strange Cities are Familiar'.

Matimba will be discussing the work of the BFI NETWORK, which exists to nurture and support new filmmaking talent in every region of the UK. Matimba will be talking about the BFI's opportunities for North East filmmakers, including funding for short film, talent development programmes and iFeatures. She will also be discussing what BFI looks for when commissioning and what the process is for submission – essential information for early career filmmakers interested in getting funding for their first short or feature film ideas. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

There is no charge to attend this event but let us know you are coming by following the link above. Booking closes at midday on 14th September.

This event is part of the Artist Filmmaker Network North East programme supported by Arts Council England and ERDF. For information on other AFN events click here.

The Artist Filmmaker Network North East is an online network developed by Northern Film & Media as a place to explore digital & screen-based media and culture, share opportunities and build a strong network of practitioners in the North East of England. We have been supported by Arts Council England to trial a pilot programme of social meet ups and workshops for this network featuring talks from artists and organisations with a focus on how artist filmmakers can explore opportunities across the creative industries. Join here.





Northern Film + Media is supported by the European Regional Development Fund


Northern Film + Media has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund Creative Industries Business Support and Development Programme 2014-20. The ERDF programme is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region. This is partly funded by the European Commission.


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