Film Junction: Market Mentors is funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ‘A Bigger Future 2’, the UK film skills strategy. The Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund.
Dan Simmons, Head of Film at Creative Skillset commented:
“This is the first programme we have supported that provides mentoring for emerging Producers by leading Distributors. With the film industry urging Producers and Distributors to work ever more closely together, this scheme will permit mutual understanding of need between two related but different film sectors, which we hope will enable better deal-making skills for Producers as well as enable professional relationships that could extend beyond the structured training. We look forward to observing the outcomes for both Producers and Distributors alike.”
The programme is also sponsored by media law firm Wiggin, University of Wales Trinity St David’s Creative Industries Research and Innovation Centre and Skillset Media Academy Wales.
Film Junction is being run in tandem with University of Wales Trinity St David. Staff and students at the Creative Industries Research and Innovation Centre (CIRIC) are working closely with Ffilm Cymru Wales to ensure that the outcomes of this initiative can be disseminated to a wider audience.
“Wiggin is delighted to support Ffilm Cymru Wales’ producer mentoring programme. We look forward to working with the next generation of British production talent.” Josephine Rose – Head of Packaging