CREATEiNNOVATE utilises the expertise of technologists and cross-media producers to explore innovative ways of making and distributing feature films.

CREATEiNNOVATE 2016 is the third edition of Northern Film & Media’s high level industry mentoring and live project development programme that will support four film producer/writer-director teams to utilise technology to develop innovative creative and commercial approaches to the development of their feature film project.

This year CREATEiNNOVATE has developed a unique partnership with film distribution and marketing experts We Are The Tonic and the UK's largest rewards-based crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder. Utilising assets developed on CREATEiNNOVATE two projects will be selected to benefit from these organisations film marketing and distribution expertise as the filmmakers prepare to launch their feature film into the market place.

CREATEiNNOVATE is a Northern Film & Media talent programme funded by Creative Skillset and Creative England.



Find out more about CREATEiNNOVATE, our partners and funders.


Find out more about the filmmakers and projects taking part in CREATEiNNOVATE 2016.


An outline of the CREATEiNNOVATE programme and workshops open to filmmakers interested in developing cross-media skills.


Filmmakers on the CREATEiNNOVATE programme will have the opportunity to work with leading cross-media producers and technologists.


Follow the CREATEiNNOVATE blog where NFM and the filmmakers will be documenting and sharing what we have learned from guest speakers and mentors on the programme.

How to Apply

Find out how to apply and if you are eligible.