‘How to Get a First Feature Made’ Underway

Posted: 15th January 2016

NFM and Creative England’s talent modules partnership, ‘How to Get a First Feature Made’, began on 05 Feb with an inaugural event featuring a raft of industry-leading speakers. Among those sharing their expertise with the 35 selected filmmakers were data guru Stephen Follows, distribution expert Beatrice Neumann, Fandor's director of marketing and communications Tom Grievson (joining us from his roof in San Francisco and tormenting the audience with views of the Bay), deputy director of Sheffield Doc/Fest Melanie Iredale, NOWNESS's commissioning director Raven Smith, and filmmakers Rachel Tunnard, Michael Berliner, Samm Haillay and Ashley Horner.

‘How to Get a First Feature Made’ will run from February to April, with four immersive days taking place in Newcastle on Fri 05 Feb, Thurs 03 March, Thurs 24 March and Fri 29 Apr (tbc).

The aim of the programme is to increase the readiness of would-be-first time feature film makers from the North of England to make the leap from short to feature film production. Designed for prospective first-time feature filmmakers, the modules will take the carefully selected cohort of early career directors, producers and writers through a detailed and expert-led overview of the complete lifecycle of feature film production. It’s open to those working in factual and animation as well as drama. 

Thanks to BFI’s support the selected filmmakers pay no fee to participate in the Talent Modules.

For more on the talent modules please click here

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