In 2010 the Film Junction programme was designed by The Film Agency for Wales and Programme Leader An gus Finney as a bespoke training scheme for Feature Film Producers. Focusing on Creative Management, Business Planning and Reaching the User the training was supported by Mentors; Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe (Element Pictures), Paul Trijbits (Ruby Films), Andrea Calderwood (Slate Films), Robin Gutch (WARP), Laurence Bowen (Feelgood Fiction) and Julie Baines (Dan Films).
The previous programme was a turning point that allowed me to see the film business in far greater clarity.
John Giwa-Amu, Red and Black Films
In 2012-13 production companies with a feature film focus had the unique opportunity to be mentored by established distribution executives Nick Manzi (Lionsgate), Edward Fletcher (Soda Pictures), Kate Gardiner (20th Century Fox), Robert Walak (Momentum), David Shear (Revolver) and Julia Short (The Works), thanks to the latest iteration of the Film Agency for Wales’ Film Junction programme – Market Mentors.
I had a brilliant experience on Film Junction. It was invaluable to spend that time workshopping projects with my producing peers. I even found a co-producer for my film, The Silent Storm, which we’ve just successfully completed.
Nicky Bentham, Neon Films
Film Junction 2014
This year’s Film Junction programme will partner promising feature film producers with established film professionals who specialise in navigating the changing digital landscape.
The team of invited professionals will act as personal ‘expert’ mentors throughout the programme’s duration. The majority of the expert guests will be engaged predominantly with experience and practice in reaching audiences/users, and a select number will be specialising in innovative methods of connecting content to users.
For further details on this year’s Film Junction, please click here.