CREATEiNNOVATE Deadline for Applications: Wed 10 Feb

Posted: 11th January 2016

CREATEiNNOVATE 2016 is the third edition of Northern Film & Media’s industry mentoring and live project development programme that helps filmmakers utilise technology to develop innovative creative and commercial approaches to the production and distribution of their feature film project.

The programme kicks off with a 3 day film ‘hack’ in March 2016 where ten filmmaking teams will workshop their features with cross-media producers and technologists exploring innovative ways to take their film worlds online. The sessions will help filmmakers to develop a digital strategy as well as build new creative assets to engage audiences.

Following the hack 4 teams will be selected to receive ongoing mentoring support, workshops and funding towards digital materials. They will also be supported to attend to key markets such as Power to the Pixel and introduced to cross-media networks and expertise.

This year CREATEiNNOVATE has developed a unique partnership with film distribution and marketing experts We Are The Tonic and the UK's largest rewards­-based crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder. Following CREATEiNNOVATE, two of the programme's film teams will be selected to benefit from 9 months of additional support from both experts via their newly established programme The FilmCrowd.  The two projects will receive practical and tailored crowdfunding and distribution expertise and mentoring to support the filmmakers throughout the process of fundraising for distribution right through to the release of their film.

How to Apply

We are looking for producers with a fully developed feature film project in the late stages of financing/production or filmmakers with a completed feature film ready for distribution.

The deadline for submissions is the 10th February 2016. To find out more about the programme and if you are eligible to apply please visit the project website here

CREATEiNNOVATE is a Northern Film & Media initiative funded by the Creative England’s Strategic Partnerships Fund, Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund and the European Regional Development Fund. CREATEiNNOVATE is delivered in partnership with We Are The Tonic and Crowdfunder



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