NET.WORK@LFF to put British filmmakers on international stage
by Naman Ramachandran
- 15 filmmakers to benefit from development programme
Creative England will give 15 British filmmakers a chance to participate in NET.WORK@LFF (10-13 October) an internationally focused development module in conjunction with the British Film Institute (BFI) and London Film Festival. The programme will include masterclasses, private screenings, networking and one-to-ones meetings with global film talent and accreditation for the duration of the Festival.
Chris Moll, Head of Film at Creative England, said, “It is important that as part of our work in supporting emerging talent that we give UK filmmakers the skills they need to work and compete an international level. The exposure to creative and business practitioners from across the globe during the NET.WORK@LFF programme will help them to think about their own work in a wider context, develop ideas with international potential and help to equip them for a career in the global industry.”
Lizzie Francke, BFI Film Fund Senior Production Executive, said, “The BFI NET.WORK is all about supporting the next generation of British filmmakers. Giving New and Emerging Talent - the NET in the BFI NET.WORK - from across the UK the opportunity to meet and learn first-hand from filmmakers whose films have connected with audiences around the world is an invaluable experience and an investment in the filmmaking voices of tomorrow.”
In partnership with Creative England, Creative Scotland, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Northern Ireland Screen, the BFI NET.WORK is set up to nurture writers, directors and producers who have yet to have a feature film produced and/or released, through a hands-on, holistic approach.