Triangle 2013 - film development for writers, directors and producers across the UK
A UNIQUE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR UK FEATURE FILM WRITERS, DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS.
TRIANGLE is a 10 month programme intended to support and, where necessary, help form writer-producer-director teams, who will be mentored through the first stage of development for a feature film project. There will be a selection process throughout the programme, and the surviving teams will pitch the best projects to industry in February 2014.
Building on the success of the pan-northern pilot in 2011 and its inaugural national rollout in 2012, Triangle is a nationwide initiative that will support emerging writers, producers and directors led by Screen Yorkshire with support from the Skillset Film Skills Fund. The four successful teams from Triangle 2012 have all now received further development investment from Creative England.
The goal is to find and help teams develop that can not only make a feature film together but may go on to establish as enduring a working relationship as that of the likes of Frank Cottrell Boyce/Andrew Eaton/Michael Winterbottom or Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright/Nira Park.
Triangle specifically encourages those seeking new creative collaborations, whether experienced or not, though track record will be taken into account in assessment. In addition, an essential part of the programme is a staged selection process, and only those teams and projects that demonstrate the capability and understanding of what is required to get a feature film made will progress at each stage.
In the first instance, we are looking for up to 40 writers and writer/directors to attend a virtual 121 story development session with industry mentors on 9 April 2013. From this we will select 12 writers and projects to form the core of the teams in Triangle 2013. The deadline for writers was 15 March 2013.
The deadline for producers and directors is 26 April 2013. The 12 selected writers (or writer/directors) and up to 36 producers and directors will be invited to the launch event in Sheffield on 10-12 June. Accommodation will be provided for those that need it the nights of 9-11 June. Doc/Fest begins on 12 June, and participants may wish to stay on at their own initiative.
The programme is open to all filmmakers based in the UK, over 18 and not in full time education. The bulk of the programme activity will take place in the North of England, and while support is available towards accommodation and travel costs, the amount is of necessity limited.