Thursday, 6 November 2014

Creative England newsletter November 2014

Here is the latest Creative England newsletter, including information on a BAFTA Masterclass and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, that I thought my followers would be interested in viewing:


John Newbigin: Discussing The Creative Industries at The UK India Business Council

Earlier this month Creative England chairman John Newbigin and board member Ian Livingstone joined Business Secretary Vince Cable and a host of UK business delegates in India for this year’s UK India Business Council. Read more

Hardware, Software & Service Grant

The GamesLab Hardware, Software and Service Grants allow companies to claim back 50% of the cost of hardware, software or consultancy purchases in the process of developing the game they’re currently working on. Read more

Creative England Launches Market Trader

Creative England has launched Market Trader, a new development programme aimed at giving film producers, distributors and sales agents at the start of their careers a better understanding of international markets. Read more

Interview: Yippee Entertainment

Manchester's Yippee Entertainment have risen quickly. Emerging during a difficult time for the North West gaming industry, the team found sudden success with their colourful mobile app game Chimpact. Read more

Exclusive Interview: Our Zoo's Lee Ingleby

Lee Ingleby stars as the mastermind of the project George Mottershead, a World War One survivor bent on creating a cage-free refuge for unwanted animals. The show was supported by Creative England's Production Services team who provided key locations advice and helped secure regional crew members for the shoot.  Read more

VIDEO: Caroline Norbury discusses the importance of finance alongside Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid. 

Filmed at the Conservative Arts & Creative Industries Network event at the 2014 Conservative Party Conference in September 2014. Watch here

Interactive Healthcare Fund: Apply Now

The fund is for small creative and digital businesses (SME's) with innovative concepts or prototypes using digital technology to improve patient care and health services in areas such as dementia, social care, and cardiovascular and medication management. Read more
Key Dates

BAFTA Masterclass: Production Design with Stuart Craig

November 3
Staurt Craigh OBE has received three Oscars® and two BAFTAs for his diverse film credits, which span over 30 years. Craig won his first BAFTA award for his work on David Lynch's The Elephant Man in 1980. His other award-winning work includes Ghandi, Dangerous Liaisons and The English Patient - more recently his work includes all eight Harry Potter films and David Yates' Tarzan, due for release in 2016. During the Masterclass, Craig will impart some of his extensive knowledge and career tales. 
Read more


Aesthetica Short Film Festival
November 6 - 9

An established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking. This year the festival will run from 6 - 9 November across the City of York. Read more

Creative Business Cup Final
November 17 - 19

A competition for entrepreneurs from the creative industries. Each country's winner from the previous rounds will compete against other national winners at the Global Award Show in Copenhagen, Denmark, during Global Entrepreneurship Week. More creative entrepreneur teams from each country will also have the opportunity to come to Copenhagen for the international finals, but will not be qualified to compete for the title as the world's best creative entrepreneur. Read more
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European Union Investing In Your Future, BFI, Awarding Funds From The National Lottery

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