Cornwall and Brittany-based project seeks next wave of film makers
9:30am Thursday 1st November 2012 in Truro
A Cornwall and Brittany-based film programme is looking for low budget fiction film projects that feature "brave, original and imaginative" usage of visual effects and/or Stereo 3D.
The Cross Channel Film Lab brings technicians and screenwriters together at an early stage of development to inspire a new generation of ambitious, technically innovative films.
Four British and four French films will be developed in 2013 and 2014 within the £2.4million research and development project, designed to help lower budget filmmakers make the most of modern technology. Filmmakers can be based anywhere in the UK or France, as long as they can demonstrate the benefit of their project to the regions.
Successful writer-director-producer teams will take part in development workshops, will receive support from expert consultants, and will present their projects in a final showcase for financiers, producers and distributors from both sides of the Channel.
They will have the opportunity of working with experts from the UK and France, combining story and technology at an early stage to refine their scripts and strengthen their production and post-production planning. Script consultants, VFX and Stereo 3D experts and specialist researchers will help the filmmakers in exploring the most effective ways for the projects to use technology and engage audiences at a lower budget.
The project will see Creative England, Bournemouth University, University College Falmouth, Cornwall Council and Arts Centre Trust Cornwall are working with French bodies and industry partners.
The deadline for applications is 6 November 2012, with project selection completed in December. To learn more or apply, visit www.crosschannelfilmlab.com or contact UK project directors Mary Davies and Pippa Best at email@example.com,