Magazine article Screen International

iFeatures Shortlists Eight for Development

Magazine article Screen International

iFeatures Shortlists Eight for Development

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Eight teams have been selected from the iFeatures slate for further development funding, as the Creative England's low budget feature film initiative enters its full development phase.

Three of the projects will be greenlit in early 2015, each with a budget of £350,000 ($570,000).

Partners Creative England, the BFI and BBC Films will fully finance, with the BBC pre-buying UK free TV rights. The accompanying professional development programme is supported by Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund.Christopher Granier-Deferre, iFeatures executive producer, said: "Covering a wide range of genres from dark unsettling thrillers to intoxicating period dramas while tackling the universal themes of grief, guilt and pride, and raising thought-provoking questions about religious, racial and sexual identity across a variety of locations, the eight filmmaking teams represent an eclectic mix of stories and illustrate the rich diversity of voices and ideas to be found in the English regions. …

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