Applications Open: Filmmaker Talent Development Programme for emerging talent

Application deadline: Friday 4 November, 5pm


Delivered on behalf of Creative England via the BFI NET.WORK in partnership with Wales Screen, Liverpool John Moores University and Edge Hill University, FACT will offer this free six-month programme of workshops aims to support film talent, creativity and diversity in the region. Featuring industry speakers and contributors from across the creative and cultural sector, each workshop session will focus on a specific theme through talks, panel discussions, networking opportunities, screenings and showcases, allowing participants to construct and develop new ideas, or rethink existing ones, and share them with experts and talent across the sessions. 


We’re looking for a diverse group of people with different specialities and backgrounds, and with experience in film, animation, TV, theatre, visual arts, music promos, or commercials. The course is intended for those of you interested in making the leap into feature films, and expanding your networks. You will have the chance to meet fellow filmmakers working in the region, and hear from key film industry professionals.


The course will run from November 2016 to April 2017 here at FACT. 


The programme will feature the following workshops:


16 November 2016

Go Long: Making the transition from shorts to features (including Martin Wallace and Jason Wingard)


15 December 2016

Go Figure: Understanding film finance (Iain Smith)


9 January 2017

Film Futures: Exploring new, emerging and future technologies for film, video and new media production (Richard Ramchurn and David Blandy) 


30 January 2017

Shout Out: Innovations in marketing strategy, Vlogging, associated technologies, positioning your product, taking your work to where the people are (Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry)


15 February 2017

Production Powerhouse: Understanding the opportunities and support available across North Wales and Northern England (Nick Moss and Allison Dowzell)


27 March 2017

Meet the Innovators: Facilitated One to One sessions with panelists and Advisory Panel members from throughout the programme.


The course is free to attend but places are limited. The application form can be found here.


Please note that applicants must be over 18 and out of full-time education in order to apply. All applicants should be based in either the North West of England (Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside) or North Wales (Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey and Wrexham).

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