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iFeatures is Creative England’s low budget feature film development and production initiative funded in partnership with the BFI and BBC. 

iFeatures4 will develop a slate of 12 projects from up and coming writer, director and producer teams, leading to three films being greenlit in 2017, each with a budget of £350,000. The partners will fully-finance, with BBC pre-buying UK free TV rights. The accompanying professional development programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund.

Focused originally on Bristol, the micro-budget filmmaking initiative which began life in 2009 has widened its net to a search for stories that reflect the English regions.

Even though the scope is now broader, iFeatures holds firm to its founding principles and is still hungry for low budget films that can capture a sense of place, and even time. Looking for England's most imaginative and compelling stories from its brightest filmmakers, the initiative looks to champion films which show the way we live today, with tales that will challenge, move and entertain audiences across the world.

The deadline for iFeatures4 has now passed. Follow us on Twitter for alerts.

For more information on the programme and previous iFeatures projects, see below or visit the iFeatures website. Follow iFeatures on Twitter and Facebook

Round 3

Creative England, together with its partners the BFI Film FundBBC Films and Creative Skillset, have announced the 3 projects and filmmaking teams that will make up the iFeatures production slate for 2015.

The chosen projects are: 

  • 'Lady Macbeth' – Writer: Alice Birch, Director: William Oldroyd, Producer: Fodhla Cronin O' Reilly 
  • 'Apostasy' – Writer/Director: Dan Kokotajlo, Writer: Charlotte Wise, Producer: Marcie MacLellan, Andrea Cornwell
  • 'The Levelling' – Writer/Director: Hope Dickson Leach, Producer: Rachel Robey

You can read more about the 3 projects and teams on the iFeatures website.

Round 2

The three films greenlit through the 2nd round of iFeatures were 'The Goob' (writer/director Guy Myhill), 'Norfolk' (Writer/Director Martin Radich) and 'Spaceship' (Writer/Director Alex Taylor). 

'The Goob' is available now on DVD and 'Norfolk' had its UK premiere in competition at EIFF in June 2015. The third iFeatures film, 'Spaceship', is due to screen at SXSW Festival in March 2016. 

To find out more about each project, read our exclusive interviews with directors Guy MyHillMartin Radich and Alex Taylor.

Round 1

The films from the 1st round of iFeatures, 'Flying Blind', 'Eight Minutes Idle' and 'In The Dark Half' are now all complete. 

Encompassing a wide range of genres and audiences, all 3 are represented by Content Film for UK and International sales. Watch the trailer for each iFeatures supported film below:

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