Create Innovate Launch Event

Northern Film & Media are launching Create Innovate - a web resource and digital development programme designed to support filmmakers as they explore the commercial and creative potential of their feature film story worlds online. The scheme will launch with an event at BALTIC on 26 March, including a briefing session on the scheme and how filmmakers can apply, followed by inspiring talks from Channel 4, BFI and Pulse films. Speakers are:


  • Katie Ellen, Distribution Manager at BFI, will talk about the innovative digital projects she has supported through the BFI, including Haneke’s Amour and Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers. She will also discuss some of the new ways filmmakers are approaching film distribution and marketing.
  • Thomas Benski, CEO, Pulse Films, will talk about running a commercial multiplatform company, how to balance creativity and sustainability, and what excites him in cross-media.
  • Hilary Perkins, Multiplatform Commissioning Editor for Drama at Channel 4, will outline C4 multi-platform commissioning priorities, what they are looking for and talk about current C4 projects and new trends in multiplatform storytelling.


When: Tuesday 26 March. Registration from 12.45pm for a 1.00pm start; ends 3.00pm


Where: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Cinema, Level 1), Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA.


To register for a place please click here.


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