Creative England launches film fund

Posted on 20 March 2012

Creative England has launched a new feature film initiative that will fund three films with a budget of £350,000 each.

The iFeatures programme is open to writer, director and producer teams who can already demonstrate a strong body of work.

The winning films will be chosen from a slate of 16 projects which will be steered through an intensive six-month creative and commercial development process, starting in July.

Creative England has teamed up with the BFI Film Fund, BBC Films and Skillset’s Film Skills Fund.

It said iFeatures is looking for, “distinctive, authored work that has both national and international breakout potential”.

The BBC will pre-buy the UK Free TV rights to the completed films.

The scheme’s executive producer Tristan Goligher said: “More than ever low budget film making has the potential to craft imaginative stories that can reach out to people across the globe. iFeatures aims to collaborate with the most exciting film makers to support their films, from conception to exhibition.”

The iFeatures team will be hosting events in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Cambridge, Nottingham and Leeds in the run up to the submissions deadline of Thursday, May 3. These can be booked through the iFeatures website.

Creative England launches film fund