Northern Film & Media are working in partnership with Women in Film and Television and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art to nurture and develop six emerging female filmmakers over the course of our twelve month scheme RISE. The bespoke programme is aimed at showcasing the best up-and-coming talent and addressing the uneven balance of female writers and directors within the industry. RISE is supported by Creative Skillset.
The six filmmakers will be showcased online and their projects will be developed through two intensive script and production residentials. They will be supported in finding a producer, take part in a summer shadowing scheme and be guided through the distribution and marketing process.
The six filmmakers will receive one-to-one guidance sessions from the four RISE industry mentors which include acclaimed producer Andrea Cornwell (The Last Days on Mars, The Scouting Book For Boys), Ed Fletcher (Managing Director of Soda Pictures) and feature film script editor Kate Leys (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Trainspotting, The Full Monty).
At the end of the process the writer-directors will be featured as part of our Women in Film Seminar in collaboration with WIFT and will have the chance to pitch their projects to leading production companies and financiers.
For more information on RISE and how to apply click here.