Deadline Jan 21 , 2019

Widening the Lens: developing new filmmaking talent

  • Owner: Encounters Festival
  • Location: Bristol
  • Age: 18+
Widening the Lens participants © Jon Craig

Designed to remove barriers and increase opportunities for under-represented filmmakers, Widening the Lens 2019 will be delivered across three days in Bristol and will consist of masterclasses, roundtable discussions, workshops and film screenings. Applications are sought from filmmakers at the entry stages of their career, looking for guidance on how to progress their ambitions. 

20th – 22nd February 2019, Bristol

Who is the scheme for?
UK based filmmakers who self-identify themselves as from an underrepresented group, as outlined by the BFI Diversity Guidelines, these are:

  • Filmmakers from a BAME background
  • Filmmakers with disabilities
  • LGBTQI+ Filmmakers
  • Female Filmmakers

Participants will take part in roundtable discussions, masterclasses, workshops and screenings as part of this scheme. For all enquiries please email:

How to apply

Please submit your applications for Widening the Lens 2019 via this online form.


This scheme is supported by the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund with contributions from UK film productions.

Bursaries for travel and accommodation are available, please let us know on your application form if you require a bursary.


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