Sheffield Doc/Fest and Crossover Labs have received funding from the UK’s Skillset Film Skills Fund to create a UK-wide digital media training program for filmmakers.
Devise to Deliver, beginning in January 2012, will be a six-month training scheme aimed at UK filmmakers wanting to learn more about digital media and developing multiplatform business skills.
The five-stage program will be staged in Bristol, London, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Manchester, and will culminate in a session at the D2D Market at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June, where 10 selected participants will have the opportunity to pitch projects during meetings in a specially devised version of the festival’s funding forum, MeetMarket.
The program will also include a two-day ‘Seize the Future’ workshop with international experts Sandi DuBowski and Peter Broderick in Stoke, a two-day Creative Workshop in Glasgow, and a Market Readiness Workshop in Birmingham.
“We’re offering a route to market for those at the cutting edge of production and exhibition and forging a new way for innovative filmmakers to attract investment and get their businesses going outside of traditional funding models and in defiance of the recession and cuts,” said Charlie Phillips, marketplace director for Sheffield Doc/Fest, of the program.
The deadline for applications is November 14, 2011. For more information, click here.