Feature Focus - Call for Applications

Posted: 17th March 2014

Feature Focus

Applications Now Closed.

We are looking for distinctive and smart feature film scripts and treatments from both new and established regional talent – filmmakers with authentic voices who can challenge audiences.

Two writers will be selected for this intensive 5 month development programme working with leading industry mentors Ivana MacKinnon (Slumdog Millionaire, The Descent) and Paul Fraser (Dead Man’s Shoes, A Room for Romeo Brass) to develop a comprehensive feature film package and developed script. The writers will also be able to attend NFM workshops free of charge and receive bespoke 1-2-1’s from workshop leaders.

At the end of the process the writers will be funded to attend the BFI London Film Festival to meet key industry financiers and will also be supported to find a producer if required.

How to Apply

Feature Focus is open to writers and writer-directors based in the North East region (Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham and Tees Valley) only.Applicants must be over 18 and not in full-time or undergraduate education.

To apply please download application form from our talent development page and return to apps@northernmedia.org Deadline for submission of application is midnight on Thursday 20th March 2014

Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday 25th March 2014.

Feature Focus is a Northern Film & Media initiative funded by European Regional Development Fund.

If you have any questions about Feature Focus please contact the Creative Industries Team, Northern Film & Media 0191 440 4563  

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