Creative England supports the development of 16 projects and the production of 3 micro budget films of £350,000. Focussed originally on Bristol, the micro budget filmmaking initiative which began life in 2009 has widened its net to a search for stories that reflect the English regions.
Even though the scope is now broader iFeatures holds firm to its founding principles and is still hungry for low budget films that can capture a sense of place, and even time. Looking for England's most imaginative and compelling stories from its brightest filmmakers, the initiative looks to champion films which show the way we live today, with tales that will challenge, move and entertain audiences across the world.
Creative England, together with its partners the BFI Film Fund, BBC Films and Creative Skillset, have announced the 3 projects and filmmaking teams that will make up the iFeatures production slate for 2015.
You can read more about the 3 projects and teams on the iFeatures website.
The 3 films greenlit through the 2nd round of iFeatures were 'The Goob' (writer/director Guy Myhill), 'Norfolk' (Writer/Director Martin Radich) and 'Spaceship' (Writer/Director Alex Taylor). 'The Goob' is in UK cinemas now & 'Norfolk' will have its UK premiere in competition at EIFF in June 2015. 'Spaceship' is currently in post-production. Read an exclusive interview with The Goob's Guy MyHill.
The films from the 1st round of iFeatures, 'Flying Blind', 'Eight Minutes Idle' and 'In The Dark Half' are now all complete. Encompassing a wide range of genres and audiences, all 3 are represented by Content Film for UK and International sales.
iFeatures is currently closed for applications. You can read more about all the above films on the website: www.ifeatures.co.uk