Are you a LGBTQ+ identified filmmaker who wants to keep developing your career in film?

Applications are now closed for BFI NETWORK @ Flare 2019. Register your interest for 2020 here.



After four very successful years and a growing network of alumni, this mentorship programme again offered five-six emerging LGBTQ+ identified filmmakers based in the UK the opportunity to develop industry knowledge, professional connections, their passion for cinema and an overview of LGBTQ+ features entering the marketplace. 

Selected filmmakers will receive:

  • Four one-to-one meetings with a senior figure in the UK film industry
  • Roundtable discussion  exploring the current global market environment for LGBTQ+ films
  • Access to a bespoke programme of industry talks and events during BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival (21-31 March 2019)
  • Delegate pass and access to the viewing library for BFI Flare and BFI London Film Festival, and a ticket to BFI Flare Opening Night film and party on Wednesday 21 March 2019
  • Access to monthly BFI Flare-branded screenings at BFI Southbank

The Festival will also promote your work by publishing a news story with filmmaker profiles for the BFI Flare website and social networks, as well as offering you the option to have your short film available on the password-protected BFI Flare industry viewing portal. 

Are you eligible?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Written, produced or directed a short film which has screened at a BAFTA-qualifying festival
  • Be developing a feature film project
  • Be a  UK resident

Applications now closed

Click here for more programme details.