Rural Media has today announced the title of their Borderlines Film Festival 2021 slot. Future Filmmakers will showcase the best and brightest up-and-coming Midlands-based filmmakers from the last 12 months.

Celebrating the remarkable young filmmaking talent emerging from Herefordshire and across the Midlands, Rural Media will screen a selection of creative short films, including the premiere of Rural Media’s BFI Film Academy films, a collection of films from the BBC’s New Creatives programme and The Followers, a short film made entirely in lockdown by Teme Valley Youth Project participants.

Rural Media’s Creative Director, Grant Black said:

“We look forward to Borderlines every year here at Rural Media, but to see what has been achieved throughout such a testing time makes this year extra special.”

Black added: “There is a rich talent pool of filmmaking, both in Herefordshire and across the Midlands. We’re in awe of the young talent that we get the privilege of uncovering and are proud to champion them at a festival of Borderlines status.”

Naomi Vera-Sanso, Festival Director of Borderlines, said:

“We look forward to seeing what Rural Media will bring to our festival every year. Future Filmmakers is fun, moving and memorable. We can’t wait to share it!”

Monique Mehra, New Creatives filmmaker, said:

“The support that I got in producing my first film and then seeing it broadcast on the BBC has been so meaningful. It’s made me realise I can be a filmmaker and supercharged my career ambition. Being included in Borderlines’ 2021 lineup is the icing on the cake!”

• Available to watch 7th – 10th April
• Free, online
• You can book a spot/watch via