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making the leap - sheffield talent centre training

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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.

Sessions 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 festivals.

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.

sheffield Doc/Fest

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.

ChilDren's Media Conference

The Children’s Media Conference 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, interactive media, games, licensing, toys, radio, book and magazine publishing and the arts and culture sector – with speakers from all those areas and beyond.

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.


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