NFM launches cross-media development programme

Posted: 4th July 2012

Northern Film & Media has today launched The Digital Bridge – a cross-media development opportunity for creative practitioners in the English regions.

Featuring a series of ideas labs, one-to-one mentoring and master classes, The Digital Bridge will stimulate the creation of innovative cross-platform film projects and develop a network of digital filmmakers.

Working closely with industry partners such as Six to Start, Hide and Seek, Film 4.0, Indiegogo and VODO, the programme will provide participants with the inside-track on the latest cross-media storytelling techniques, funding opportunities and commercial models.

20 talented and innovative individuals will be selected from the film, television, games, advertising, digital publishing, mobile and design industries and work in teams to develop a slate of commercially-viable projects.

“The Digital Bridge will encourage new cross-media collaborations and provide participants with the chance to hone their creative and commercial skills,” said Roxy Bramley Northern Film & Media's creative industries manager.

“The funding received from Creative England and ERDF will enable us to connect talent in the English regions to some of the leading lights in digital media through an intensive development programme.”

The Digital Bridge is funded by Creative England’s Film Networks Fund and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Who can apply?

The Digital Bridge is open to applicants based in the English regions only. Applicants must be over 18 and not in full-time or undergraduate education.

How do you apply?

Selection is by application only. The application form can be downloaded below. Please ensure you have read the guidelines before submitting your application.

Deadline for submission of ideas is 12pm on Monday 23 July 2012. Applications must be sent to roxy@northernmedia.org . If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within 24hrs please contact Northern Film & Media on 0191 440 4940.

Digital Bridge is sponsored by the National Lottery through the BFI and Creative England 

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