July 4th, 2018
We’re thrilled to announce that the Rising Directors Scheme culminated in a hugely successful showcase at the Curzon Cinema at the Sheffield Doc/Fest at the beginning of June. After 3 months of the directors’ hard work, a budget each of £5k, mentoring by renowned documentary Executive Producers from film and TV and the culmination of intensive training and masterclasses, the films were complete. There was a full house of industry professionals at the Sheffield Doc/Fest screening – from telly talent managers to executive producers and commissioners – all ready and waiting to see the films of the seven directors. The event was chaired by triple BAFTA award-winning and double RTS award winning filmmaker and producer Andy Glynne, and each of the directors took to the front of the cinema to answer questions on their films from the audience. The event was a roaring success and the audience were hugely impressed by the variety and standard of the films as well as how articulate the directors were in talking about their films and process. On the back of the premiere of the films, we’re excited to announce that each of the directors have already been contacted about future directing opportunities in TV, so watch this space and keep an eye out for the 7 rising directors from the scheme – they are definitely on the rise!
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