Thursday, May 04, 2006

East End Film Festival

On Tuesday I went along to the East End Film Festival's 'Meet the Experts' event. You sign up to see four different experts, ranging from writers to producers to fund managers and so. All the experts were lovely and extremely helpful, giving me some great advice, tips and inside info.

Jack Arbuthnot, a Development Executive for the UK Film Council, advised us about funding which seems a lot more supportive than you'd think!

"The UK Film Council's Development Fund aims to broaden the quality, range and ambition of British film projects and talent being developed. More specifically, the aim is to raise the quality of screenplays from the UK through targeted development initiatives."


The only proviso is that your project must be UK based (obviously) and a feature-length theatrical film (ie cinema, not tv or shorts). Check out their website for more information.