Feature Expanded 2016
Greater Manchester Arts Centre (HOME)
Total project grant (euros)
1 Jun 2015
Result publication date
2 Sep 2015
Manchester’s cross-art center and Italy’s unique artist film festival unite to present an intensive training program for visual artists developing and producing their first feature film.
Spanning six months and two locations, the program combines masterclasses, case studies, workshops, screenings, one-to-one meetings and pitching sessions for directors who are developing their first feature film.
Participants will gain essential new skills and the expertise needed to advance their early-stage feature film projects for theatrical distribution and exhibition.
Professor Sarah Perks, Co-Director of Feature Expanded, said:
"Feature Expanded is the first course aimed specifically at the development of feature films by visual artists. This wouldn't have happened without the innovative approach by Creative Europe to fund and support this initiative. The response to Feature Expanded from industry, artists, press and academics has all been incredibly positive, and we are really proud that all of the first year's artists are still developing their films. It's also important that this is a major collaboration between two key non-capital cities, with additional partnerships with University of Salford, Nederland Filmfonds, Creative Scotland and Toscana Film Commission."
Look at our 2014-2015 Results Report for a comprehensive overview of Creative Europe's support to UK-based training programmes in 2014 and 2015.