jess jones

Short Film Storytelling with Jess Jones

16th July 2020, 10:00

Join Ffilm Cymru and BFI NETWORK Wales for a free webinar on short film storytelling with script editor Jess Jones.

The short film is a distinctive and challenging artform in its own right. With this in mind, Jess will offer insights into how to conceive an engaging story in this format - whether a fiction, a documentary or a hybrid film. Aimed at early career writers, directors and producers, this event is also open to those who may have a creative track record in another discipline and be interested in making a short film. There will be a Q&A opportunity.

Date: Thursday 16th July
Time: 10:00-12:00

Once you've registered, we will email you with the link to join this online event.

Jess Jones

Jess Jones is a Script Editor working in film across shorts and features. She is currently working on features for BBC Films, BFI Film Fund, SFTN and Ffilm Cymru, and consults on short film scripts and early development projects for the SW, SE, and Midlands BFI NETWORK Hubs. Previously she has worked in development for the BFI Film Fund, BBC Drama, Channel 4 Drama, and Bonafide Films, and has also script edited on BAFTA and BIFA nominated shorts, and for schemes such as Uncertain Kingdom and BBC/BFI’s Born Digital. Jess is also a Creative Wellbeing Practitioner and works with filmmakers and storytellers to support them holistically in their creative process. You can find her on Twitter @JessJonesStory or Instagram @returnwiththeelixir.


BFI NETWORK Wales supports new and emerging Welsh or Wales-based filmmaking talent through training events and funding for career progression, feature development and short film production. Our Beacons short film fund is due to reopen in 2021, and our Horizons fund for career or feature project development is currently open for applications.


For aspiring writer-directors based in Wales who have a creative track record but have not yet obtained a professional director’s credit within film or TV, Ffilm Cymru’s Ffolio programme for aspiring short filmmakers is currently open for applications (deadline Friday 7th August).