Sunday, March 27, 2005

Ideas Factory - Edinburgh Film events

April 4th - 6th Channel 4's IDEASFACTORY is running three events over three days,all created to assist emerging filmmakers.These events mark the final stage of the hugely successful documentary filmmaking project IDEASFACTORY: REAL, supported by ScottishEnterprise, where four shorts were made by first-time directors with the assistance of distinguished industry players including Nick Broomfield and Mark Cousins, and produced by Edinburgh Mediabase.

The final events, supported by City of Edinburgh Council, kick off onMonday 4th April at 8.30pm with SHOW ME THE MONEY. This panel event is a guide to funding your short film through the numerous schemes that are opento new filmmakers.

The second event on Tuesday 5th at 6.30pm is HOW TO GET COMMISSIONED FOR TV. This event is designed to help get ideas commissioned for television broadcast, with a particular emphasis on documentary commissions for Channel 4. Exploring the types o fprogramme ideas that are currently being sought, how the Channel 4 online application system works and what opportunities are available for new directorslooking to gain their first broadcast commission, confirmed panellists include Stuart Cosgrove, Channel 4's Director of Nations and Regions and Maxyne Franklin, commissioner for Channel 4's 3 Minute Wonders. Events conclude on Wednesday 6th April, with IDEASFACTORY OUTPUT: EDINBURGH, a screening of new work from filmmakers who launched their careers via IDEASFACTORY: REAL.

Highlights include Bon Voyage - a poignant insight into the life of an immigrant worker - directed byKapwani Kawanga, and Trompe L'Oeil, which looks at the perception ofParis from a uniquely Edinburgh viewpoint.

Mon April 4 SHOW ME THE MONEY Cameo Cinema 8.30pm
Tue April 5 HOW TO GET COMMISSIONED FOR TV Cameo Cinema 6.30pm
Wed April 6 IDEASFACTORY:OUTPUT - EDINBURGH Cameo Cinema 6.30pm

All events are free to attend, and tickets are available from the Cameo Box Office on the day of each event.

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