Creative England supports the development of 16 projects and the production of three films on budgets of £350,000. Based originally in Bristol, the initiative which began life in 2009 has widened its net to a search for stories that reflect England.
Even though the scope is now broader iFeatures holds firm to its founding principles and is still hungry for 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.
There will be two consecutive development programmes, first in summer 2012 for 16 projects, then in the autumn for eight projects, before three films are green lit in early 2013.
The original iFeatures films are now all complete. Encompassing a wide range of genres and audiences, all three are represented by Content Film for UK and International sales.
Filmmakers can visit the iF on Film page on the ifeatures website.
Status update: May 2013
Creative England announced that the final two films to be greenlit through iFeatures2 are Spaceship from writer/director Alex Taylor and The Goob from writer/director Guy Myhill, joining Martin Radich’s Norfolk which was greenlit in February.
All three films will be made later this year, each with a budget of £350,000. The projects were chosen through a highly competitive process which attracted almost 400 submissions, which were whittled down to 16, then eight and finally, through a nine-month development process the final three projects.
To follow the films’ progress, visit www.ifeatures2.co.uk/greenlit.