Zorana Piggott takes charge at iFeatures
by Naman Ramachandran
- Fourth round of production scheme kicks off in February
iFeatures, Creative England’s low budget feature production initiative for emerging film talent backed by the British Film Institute (BFI) Film Fund, BBC Films and Creative Skillset, has appointed Zorana Piggott as Executive Producer for the scheme’s fourth round. Piggott has more than 15 years experience in the UK film industry producing features and shorts including Tom Green’s 2015 Toronto selection and Dinard winner Couple in a Hole [+see also:
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iFeatures4 will open for submissions on 8 February, with three roadshows for prospective applicants taking place in Sheffield, Birmingham and London from the week starting 1 February. iFeatures will develop a slate of 12 projects from emerging writer, director and producer teams, leading to three films being greenlit in 2017, each with a budget of £350,000. The partners will fully-finance, with BBC pre-buying UK free television rights.
Piggott said, “I have been following iFeatures since its inception and have admired its development into such a prestigious initiative for low-budget feature film production in the UK.”
Caroline Cooper Charles, Head of Film at Creative England, said, “We are absolutely delighted to be launching a fourth round of iFeatures with Zorana onboard. She completely embodies the spirit of creative risk and adventure that we encourage throughout the iFeatures journey and we’re looking forward to the roadshows and meeting the talented filmmakers who are up for the challenge.”