The UK’s low budget filmmaking scheme, iFeatures, has selected 18 projects for its’ latest development slate this year instead of their usual 16, from more than 400 submissions.
iFeatures are supported by the BBC, the BFI and Creative Skillset. Each year they welcome applications from filmmakers from all over the UK who are interested in making films set in the English regions outside the M25 and who are looking for an investment to help them fund the film.
They usually select 16 low budget projects, offering financial support up to the value of £350,000, while helping to ensure that the most dynamic ideas and voices reach their fullest potential. Due to the outstanding talent and number of applicants this year the scheme decided to add two extra films to the slate.
Accoring to Screed Daily: “Projects range from chilling alien horrors set in the Yorkshire Dales to a hard hitting drama about the Birmingham riots.”
Producers include: NFTS graduates graduates Jessica Levick and Fodhla Cronin 0’Reilly, Guiding Light Yaw Basoah as well as Jamie D’Cruz, Rebecca Mark-Lawson, Sarah Brocklehurst and Anna Griffin, Rachel Robey and Mike Elliot.
Applications will re-open in January 2015. To be considered for iFeatures applicants must have some professional experience within the industry and have a proven track record in shorts/television/online/drama/theatre/music promos and other related media.
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