NFM to Partner with Creative England on North East Talent Modules

Posted: 22nd September 2015

We are excited to announce that Northern Film & Media will be working in partnership with Creative England to deliver “How to Get a First Feature Made” – a North East edition of Creative England’s highly successful talent modules programme.

Designed for prospective first-time feature filmmakers, the modules will take up to up to 40 carefully selected early career filmmakers through a detailed and expert-led overview of the complete lifecycle of feature film production.

Open to those working in factual as well as drama, the aim of the programme is to increase the readiness of would-be-first time feature film makers based in the North East of England to make the leap from short to feature film production.

This will be achieved by giving participants access to a coherent and comprehensive overview of the current landscape of and lifecycle of feature film production in the UK, provided by a carefully selected pool of expert practitioners. Participants will get first-hand access to completely up-to-date insights from industry-leading figures on the opportunities and challenges confronting a first time feature film maker in the UK today.

Commenting on the project, Paul Ashton, Senior Film Executive at Creative England, said: “Creative England is delighted to be collaborating with NFM again – they have a long-established profile and track record with regional talent development, and are the perfect partner to extend our reach into the North East. We expect the talent modules to have a motivating and unifying effect on talent at a key stage in their film careers – and we very much look forward to reaping the benefits of that.”

Rupert Lee, Commercial Manager at NFM, added: “We are really excited to be working on this programme with Creative England to offer talented emerging filmmakers in the region some great opportunities for learning and networking. The list of leading industry figures who will be taking part is already looking very exciting and we can’t wait to be able to unveil the whole programme.”

The programme will launch with a call for applications in December and will run from January to April 2016. Further details will be published soon.

For more information about Creative England please click here.

Creative England’s talent modules programme is supported by BFI NET.WORK, which exists to discover, develop and fund new and emerging filmmakers. For more about BFI NET.WORK click here.


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