For the film industry
making the leap - sheffield talent centre training
MAKING THE LEAP: HOW TO GET YOUR
FIRST FEATURE OFF THE GROUND
Creative England’s Sheffield Talent Centre is launching its new pilot
training programme – alongside the Brighton programme already announced – which
is designed to equip new and emerging filmmakers to make their first fiction feature.
A module of six monthly events is taking place at the Brighton and
Sheffield Talent Centres, covering the feature filmmaking process from development
through to distribution, and covering in between the facts and stats on first
films in the UK, getting into development, packaging and financing, production
and post, sales and finding an audience. A mix of talks, panels and case studies will
feature key national and regional industry perspectives, including: Paul Fraser
(writer and director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Inflammable Films), Rachel Robey and
Al Clark (Wellington Films), Jamie Wolpert (BFI Film Fund), Richard Holmes (Creative England – Production), Paul Ashton (Creative
England - Development), and more to be announced.
The modules are aimed at producers, writers and directors in the
regions who have not yet made a fiction film that was theatrically released and
distributed in the UK - but for whom that is a genuine ambition. Participants
will leave the programme with a clear insight into the world of first-time
feature making, strong peer to peer connections, new industry contacts and an
individual plan of action.
There will be up to 40 places available in Sheffield. All sessions are free. However,
competition for places will be strong and selected participants are expected to
fully commit to the programme. There will also be an opportunity for
participants to pitch for further individual development support, which will
only be open to those who have attended the full programme.
The Sheffield module takes place at Showroom & Workstation. Applications are now closed.
take place monthly from Tuesday 20th May 2014 to November 2014, 6:00-8:15pm
The first session on 20th May will join forces with an open Creative
England Talent & Crew Night at Workstation, where creative and production
crew can mingle and network. This event will run later than subsequent module
sessions. To join this event register here.
The full provisional programme schedule will be available soon. Further
talent events will be regularly organised by each Talent Centre. Please subscribe
to the Creative England newsletter or follow @CEFilm for updates.
Rent a production office
Workstation is the ideal base for your production. We can provide
flexible office and studio spaces, easy in and out loading bay with large lift
access, several different sized meeting and events spaces and state of the art
cinema screening facilities. We have super-fast broadband managed in house so
we can tailor a connection for you. We’re located perfectly for transport in
all directions on both rail and road and best of all we’re extremely friendly
and house creative and digital businesses that may prove useful to you.
Even more important – we know what we’re doing. We’ve got experience
working with TV and film productions including Tiger Aspect, Warp Films and X
& Y Productions. We can give you references if you require them. To top it
off – your rental of our office space doesn’t make profit for individuals,
instead profits are channelled into our 4 screen highly respected cinema –
being used to present a stunningly diverse and high quality cultural and
educational programme. Which helps cultivate the audiences that will come and
see your wonderful film. And so it goes.
To find out current availability or arrange a viewing please call or email Becky. 0114 279 6511
Hire a screen
Our cinemas can be hired for private screenings, launch events and
See what's available or contact us for more information. You can call Mark on 0114 221 0239
Many different films and programmes have used our art deco building for
location shoots. From Four Lions to Brian Blessed there’ll probably be a corner
of Showroom Workstation that will suit your needs. We can also help call extras
and crew for your production needs using our local networks.
Call Mark on 0114 221 0239 to discuss your requirements.
Doc/Fest is a Film Festival, Industry Session
programme and Market place, offering pitching opportunities, controversial
discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses, as well as a wealth of
inspirational documentary films from across the globe and world-famous parties.
Doc/Fest is the perfect platform for anyone
with an interest in digital and factual content. Doc/Fest prides itself in
supporting and nurturing new talent: in addition to the five Festival days in
June, Sheffield Doc/Fest presents year round workshops, screenings, labs and
mentoring opportunities both in the UK and internationally.
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is the only gathering in the UK for everyone involved in developing, producing
and distributing content to kids – on all platforms.
We welcome delegates from TV,
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and the arts and culture sector – with speakers from all those areas and
It’s the only time when
delegates from across our whole industry get together and, in the UK, it’s the
best and most cost-effective way of meeting people relevant to your business.