Create Innovate was a programme of high level industry mentoring and live project development that supported four experienced film producers to develop innovative creative and commercial approaches to film production, distribution and marketing.
Alongside the mentoring programme Create Innovate had a series of workshops open to any filmmakers interested in developing their cross-media skills. These sessions covered a range of topics including marketing, branding, building audiences and new business models. The programme kicked off with a 3 day film ‘hack’ led by award winning author Naomi Alderman and creative technologist Natalia Buckley. The Create Innovate website is a space for filmmakers on the programme to share their learning and experiences as they develop new cross-media ideas aligned to their film slates.
CREATEiNNOVATE was a Northern Film & Media initiative funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ‘A Bigger Future 2’, Creative England, European Regional Development Agency and with additional venue support from BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.