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Devise to Deliver

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO APPLY FOR DEVISE TO DELIVER 2 PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE.

APPLICATIONS FOR DEVISE TO DELIVER 2 CLOSE ON MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2012 @ 18:00.

Do you have an idea for a film, transmedia experience, an immersive cross-platform tweety, facebookey, tumbled hash-tagged thing?

Do you want to get funding for it?

Do you want to work out what the idea actually is and how you'll get people to watch/engage with it?

How can you or your production company survive in the rapidly changing media landscape?


Sheffield Doc/Fest and Crossover Labs, in partnership with Skillset, present Devise to Deliver to help you maximise returns from the potential offered by developments in digital technology.

Devise to Deliver is a 6 month UK wide training scheme designed for professional filmmakers wishing to broaden their understanding of the possibilities of digital media, including developing multiplatform business skills and embracing new ways to fund, distribute and market films through digital technology.


Devise to Deliver (D2D) is a comprehensive 5 stage programme starting in January 2012 and culminating at a new D2D Market at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June where 10 selected participants will have the opportunity to pitch projects in matchmade meetings in a specially-devised version of MeetMarket.

Other stages of the programme include a 2-day Seize The Future Workshop with international experts Sandi DuBowski and Peter Broderick in Stoke, a 2-day Creative Workshop in Glasgow, and a Market Readiness Workshop in Birmingham.

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAMME IS OPEN TO ANYONE WORKING ON ANY PLATFORM FOR ANY GENRE (it’s not just about documentaries!)

PROGRAMME

The programme has 5 stages over 6 months:

Stage 1 / January 2012 / 5 half-day Regional Introductory Sessions

For up to 20 people in each location asking "What do you need to do to create a project that is built for a new type of audience?" and "How do you get it to them?"

The day will end with Pecha Kucha style presentations lasting 2 minutes and feedback lasting 2 minutes, leading towards project selection to go onto the next stages of the programme.

Stage 1 on takes place in the following locations:

Edinburgh – 23rd January 2012
Sheffield – 24th January 2012
Manchester – 25th January 2012
Bristol – 26th January 2012
London – 27th January 2012

Stage 2 / 9th - 10th February 2012 / 2-day Creative Workshop / Glasgow

For 20 selected participants we will breakdown your idea and build it back up again; using tools and techniques that help put the audience at the heart of your project. We all have great ideas but they need to be tested, and throughout the course of the workshop we will look at the ways in which your project can evolve to match the people you want to a reach. This practical workshop will enhance your idea and give you grounding in how to navigate the ever-changing world of media.


Stage 3 / 23rd - 24th February 2012 / 2-day Seize The Future Workshop / Stoke

Being held at the Stoke Your Fires festival in Stoke, for the 20 trainees plus all participants of Stage 1. This is a 2-day seminar-led workshop in how to get work seen, target and build core audiences, create social impact, maintain long-term sustainable film careers and earn a living in the digital age. Seize the Future in Stoke is coproduced with The Producers Forum.


Stage 4 / 15th - 16th March 2012 / 2-day Market Readiness Workshop / Birmingham

You have the idea but now you need to get it out there. Over the two days of this workshop we will develop your understanding of every aspect of your project (users, platforms, impact, money and story). Your idea needs finance, resource, time and impact. This workshop will support you through a structured process which will result in you and your idea being ready to pitch.This event is a partnership with the Flatpack Festival.


Stage 5 / 16th June 2012 / The inaugural D2D Market / Sheffield Doc/Fest

10 selected participants will deploy all skills learnt so far to pitch projects in matchmade meetings to international foundations, funds, experts and consultants in a specially-devised version of MeetMarket.

Over 200 Decision Makers are expected to attend Doc/Fest in 2012, including the BBC, Channel 4, ARTE, ZDF, Ford Foundation, ITVS and many more. To see who attended Doc/Fest 2011, please see the Decision Makers List.

PARTNERS


Skillset is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the Creative Industries. SSCs are licensed by the UK Government and by Ministers in the devolved administrations to tackle the skills and productivity challenges by sector. They are independent, UK-wide organisations, are employer-led, and actively involve trade unions, professional bodies and other stakeholders in their industries.

A Bigger Future 2 is the second phase of ‘A Bigger Future’, the UK film skills strategy funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund, which will address the five top training and education priorities for the UK Film Industry. The Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the British Film Institute (BFI) and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund.


Stoke Your Fires celebrates local and global stories of filmmaking. The festival focuses on enabling and empowering talent by making innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship at the heart of everything they do. The Festival will run from 10 – 24 February 2012


Described by the Indpendent as "the UK's most creatively curated film festival", Flatpack takes over venues across Birmingham every March with a colourful jumble of screenings, live events and audio-visual goodness. The sixth edition runs from 13-18 March 2012.