Cross Channel Film Lab may support your 3D Production
Cross Channel Film Lab is an R&D project that will develop feature films, alongside new technology, linking 11 diverse partners in the UK and France.The Lab will support 4 low-mid budget feature films in development (from france or UK) making brave, original and imaginative use of visual effects and/or Stereo 3D.
Application deadline is November 6, 2012.
The 2013 Lab will support four low-mid budget feature films at development stage making brave, original and imaginative use of visual effects and/or Stereo 3D. These are strong and distinctive feature films with powerful narratives that will enliven European storytelling and extend the international audience for European cinema.
Who is behind Cross Channel Film Lab?
The eleven project partners for the Cross Channel Film Lab represent the film and creative industries, technology, economic development, education and research. The Lab also works with Industry Partners across the UK and France (list here).
R&D Partners are :
- Artefacto (Rennes, France),
- Arts Centre Trust Cornwall (Redruth, UK),
- Bournemouth University/Centre for Digital Entertainment Cornwall Council (Truro, UK),
- Creative England (Bristol,UK),
- Dinard Film Festival (France),
- EESAB – École Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne (Rennes, France),
- Le Groupe Ouest (Plounéour-Trez, France),
- Télécom Bretagne – 3D Fovéa (Brest, France),
- Université de Bretagne Occidentale - Image & Son Brest (Brest,France),
- University College Falmouth (Falmouth, UK)
The Cross-Channel Film Lab project has been selected in the context of the Interreg IV A France (Channel) – England European cross-border co-operation programme, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development (ERC) Fund.
In addition to funding from Interreg and the project partners the Cross Channel Film Lab is supported by Region Bretagne, Conseil General de Finistere, Brest Metropole Oceane and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Application for support
The four selected projects will include two projects from teams resident in France, and two from teams resident in the UK. Two of these will focus on VFX and two on Stereoscopic 3D, and it is hoped that at least one project will combine both.
Between March and October 2013, writers, directors (and producers, if applicable) participating in the Cross Channel Film Lab will work with a team of experts from the UK and France to refine and present their project, with a particular focus on story and technology. The intention is that each participant or team will leave with a stronger project, a better understanding of what is possible within budget constraints, valuable industry partnerships, and a more credible package (pitch and proof of concept) with which to raise future development or production finance.