iFeatures microbudget filmmakingCreative England supports the development of 16 projects and the production of three micro budget films of £350,000. Focused 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.

There will be two consecutive development programmes, first in summer 2014 for 16 projects, then in the autumn for eight projects, before the three low budget films are green lit in early 2015.

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.

Creative England announced that the three micro budget films to be greenlit through iFeatures2 were Spaceship from writer/director Alex Taylor, currently in development, The Goob from writer/director Guy Myhill, and Martin Radich’s Norfolk, both of which are on post-production.

Applications for the next iteration of iFeatures open on the 27th of January and close the 14th of March 2014. For further details please visit the iFeatures website

Filmmakers can visit the iF on Film page on the ifeatures website.

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Status update: January 2014