The Digital Bridge was a Northern Film & Media initiative funded by the Creative England Film Networks Fund and the European Regional Development Fund. The programme was designed to stimulate innovative cross platform approaches to filmmaking whilst developing a network of digital filmmakers. The Digital Bridge programme consisted of creative ideas labs; industry master classes and one to one mentor support. By the end of the programme The Digital Bridge created a hub of industry connected filmmakers with a slate of viable cross–media projects whilst learning from leading pioneers new ways of storytelling and engaging audiences. The Digital Bridge utilised the skills of a range of industry experts including Six to Start, Indiegogo, Film 4.0, Lighthouse, VODO and many more.