Now in its eight year, the BFI Flare x BAFTA Mentoring programme is a partnership between BAFTA, BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival and BFI NETWORK.
The programme brings together a group of emerging LGBTQIA+ filmmakers to receive mentoring by a senior figure from the film industry, alongside a bespoke programme of events designed to strengthen professional networks and support their progression towards their debut projects in film and television.
Following this year’s call for applications, which saw a record number of applicants producing exciting, challenging and original work that is changing the face of LGBTQIA+ storytelling in the UK and beyond, the six new filmmakers taking part in this year’s programme were announced today (March 16).
We’re delighted to reveal the exciting LGBTQIA+ filmmakers taking part in this year’s @BFIFlare x #BAFTA Mentoring Programme, in partnership with @bfinetwork ! Meet the participants here: https://t.co/bMkKe20PZ0 pic.twitter.com/aWCnQ1KsXn
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) March 16, 2022
They join a growing alumni of filmmakers supported by the programme over the last eight years, who are breaking new ground in LGBTQIA+ representation on screen.
Mentors will be announced later in the year.