iFeatures, our flagship film scheme for emerging feature filmmakers, is back for a fourth year. This time around, Creative England welcomes new Executive Producer Zorana Piggott to the team and kicks off the programme with an iFeatures roadshow for potential applicants to attend and find out how to apply.
Zorana Piggott has 15 years’ experience in the film industry and is well respected for her work on shorts and feature films such as ‘Couple In A Hole’ which was entered into Toronto International Film Festival and won several prizes at the Dinard British Film Festival in October 2015.
Caroline Cooper Charles, Head of Film at Creative England, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be launching a fourth round of iFeatures with Zorana on board. She completely embodies the spirit of creative risk and adventure that we encourage throughout the iFeatures journey and we’re looking forward to the roadshows and meeting the talented film-makers who are up for the challenge.”
iFeatures supports the development of 12 projects and the production of three micro-budget features from emerging filmmaking talent. Regional voices and storytelling are at the heart of the programme and feature film projects that reflect a sense of place and time whilst entertaining, challenging and moving worldwide audiences will be favoured.
Past projects include Guy Myhill’s Norfolk-based ‘The Goob’, which received fantastic reviews from the likes of the Guardian and earned lead actor Liam Walpole a nod from the London Critics’ Circle late last year. Amongst current projects is West Country-set drama ‘The Levelling’, about recent flooding (starring Games of Thrones’ actress, Ellie Kendrick) and period drama ‘Lady Macbeth’, written by Alice Birch (selected as one of our “most creative” CE50 this year) and starring ‘The Falling’ star, Florence Pugh.
The programme encourages projects from all genres of film; from period and regional art house productions, to thrillers, horrors, action-adventures and comedy features. As long as a sense of place and time is present, the more diverse the range of submissions, the better.
The iFeatures roadshow is coming to Sheffield at The Crucible Theatre; Birmingham at Fazeley Studios and London at Rich Mix, on the 1st, 3rd and 4th of February. Tickets are free and the events will be held from 6pm until 9pm on each date. You can reserve tickets via Eventbrite here.
All interested filmmakers are welcome to come along to meet the team, ask questions and find out more about this year’s iFeatures scheme ahead of Monday 8th February, when applications open. Each roadshow will be an opportunity to meet the new Executive Producer, Zorana and join up with other filmmakers to work collaboratively on a project for submission.
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