Film Funding Round Table
with BFI.NETWORK Talent Executive

Wed 28 Nov | 2 - 3.30pm | 16+ | £5 (free for Filmmakers Lab members)
Venue: The Workshop

Alice Cabanas, the BFI.NETWORK South West Talent Executive will be holding a round table session for local filmmakers to find out more about the new funding streams available for short film and early feature film development. The session will guide you through the process of completing a BFI.NETWORK Short Film funding application, including tips for making your project stand out.


Calling the Shots: Starting Out

Wed 28 Nov | 4 - 5.30pm | 16+ | £5
Venue: The Workshop

What does it take to make a business out of filmmaking? Should I be a company? Freelancer? Partnership? What about VAT and company registration? What insurance and legal documents will I need?

In this workshop, Bristol-based Calling the Shots will share their experience of becoming a production company and discuss the options open to aspiring creative artists and filmmakers.


Creative Hub Social: Filmmakers Lab Takeover

Wed 28 Nov | 6 - 7pm | 18+ | Free (no booking required)
Venue: Workshop + Café Bar

The Filmmakers Lab will be taking over Exeter Phoenix’s Creative Hub Social, a free networking event for filmmakers and other creatives to meet and share ideas. Come along and have a free drink on us, whilst finding out more about the Filmmakers Lab and how to become a member.

No booking required, just turn up.


Filmmaker in Conversation with Dean Puckett + Screening of The Sermon (2018)

Wed 28 Nov | 7 - 8.30pm | 15+ | £5 (Free for Filmmakers Lab Members)
Venue: Studio 74

Filmmaker in Conversation with Dean Puckett

Plymouth based Writer/Director, Dean Puckett, will be screening his latest short film The Sermon. After which he’ll be joined by BFI.NETWORK South West Talent Executive, Alice Cabanas, to talk about his journey as a Writer/Director, including his progression through Creative England funding schemes.


In an isolated church community in the English countryside, a powerful hate preacher prepares to deliver a sermon to his flock, but his daughter has a secret that could destroy them all.

Dean Puckett – Writer/Director

Dean Puckett is a writer/director from London, based in Plymouth. For ten years he took a ‘Gonzo’ approach to documentary filmmaking, often living with and immersing himself in his subjects. From his adaptation of Dr. Nafeez Mohammed's book The Crisis of Civilization, through to his three ethnographic documentaries, Grasp the Nettle, Honey at the Top and The AutistiX (The Guardian). He has shown a passion for telling gripping stories about people living on the edge of mainstream society.


Shorts #1: Carnal Cravings

Wed 28 Nov | 9 - 10.30pm | 18+ | £5
Venue: Studio 74

Shorts #1:  Carnal Cravings

A late night selection of sexy and subversive shorts, exploring our innermost carnal urges. From the intricacies of intimacy, to the power of procreation, we peep behind the curtain.

Fuck You

Anette Sidor, 2018, Sweden, Drama, 14mins

On a night out with friends, Alice steals a strap-on and challenges her boyfriend's thoughts about girls.

Sex Ed

Alice Seabright, 2017, UK, Drama, 12mins

Ed loves his job teaching Sex Education in schools. But today, it's the last thing he wants to do.

Simbiosis Carnal

Rocío Álvarez, 2017, Brussels, Animation, 10mins

A circular story about the sexuality historical frustrations and pleasures, with a special interest for the concealing of the feminine organ, but also a history of evolution: beings mixing and transforming themselves getting conscience, losing conscience.


Danny Morgan, 2018, UK, Drama, 9mins

A young couple try to navigate their sex life after the birth of their baby.


Veljko Popović, 2018, Croatia/France, Animation, 7mins

The cycling season is nearing its grand finale. During the final race, the two men in the lead are competing for more than the Grand Trophy; they are fighting for the affection of a lady and fulfilment of their erotic fantasies.  


Charlie Manton, 2018, UK, Drama, 17mins

A deeply religious teenager struggles to move forward after witnessing his mother commit a sin.


Martina Scarpelli, 2018, France/Denmark, Animation, 12mins

A woman is locked in her home with an egg, which she is both attracted to and scared of. She eats the egg, she repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.

Dead. Tissue. Love.

Natasha Austin-Green, 2017, UK, Experimental/Documentary, 9mins

An intimate experimental documentary exploring the individual character of a female necrophile, as she recounts her life experiences and sexual awakening.