Screen Yorkshire and Northern Film & Media take Triangle 2012 film talent scheme UK-wide (19/03/2012)
Triangle 2012 is a new national talent development initiative to support emerging writers, directors and producers in film to develop new working relationships – ‘triangles’. The 11 month programme builds on the pan-Northern Triangle pilot in 2011 and now opens up to talent from across the UK. Triangle 2012 is funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of A Bigger Future 2, the UK’s Film Skills Strategy.
Triangle 2012 will initially be open to 75 participants and over the next year will be reduced down to four teams of three who will pitch their projects to an industry panel at the BFI London Film Festival. A series of workshops and seminars along with intensive support from industry mentors will support the ‘triangle’ teams as they develop their projects to be market ready.
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 participate in one of two workshops in Leeds and Newcastle on May 2, from which we will select 12 writers and projects to form the core of the teams in Triangle 2012. The deadline for writers is 16th April. DEADLINE PASSED
The deadline for producers and directors is May 18th. The 12 selected writers (or writer/directors) and up to 36 producers and directors will be invited to the launch event in Sheffield on 12th & 13th June. Accommodation will be provided for those that need it the nights of 11th and 12th June. Doc/Fest begins on 13th 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.