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23 Feb 2017

Feature Expanded Open for Applications: Deadline 3 March

Still from Kindness by Stefanos Tsivopoulos

Feature Expanded – European Art Film Strategies
Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival + HOME


Deadline for Applications: Friday 3 March 2017, 5.00 pm (GMT)

Valeria Mancinelli

Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival
via giotto 28b
50121, Florence

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HOME and Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival are delighted to announce the third edition of Feature Expanded, a unique training programme designed to support visual artists who want to make a feature length film intended for a cinematic context.

Feature Expanded takes place over six months, starting with an intensive residential at HOME in Manchester, 21–26 June 2017. The programme combines masterclasses, case studies, workshops, screenings, individual tutorials, pitching training and online follow up, culminating in a second residential during Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival in Florence, 15–19 November 2017.

The course is directed by Leonardo Bigazzi and Professor Sarah Perks, with experts from across the film and visual art world including pitching expert Sibylle Kurz, screenwriter and script consultant Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten and producers Lisa Marie Russo, Leif Magne Tangen and Jacqui Davies.

***Application deadline: Fri 3 March 2017, 5.00 pm (GMT)***
For further information and to apply, please visit

***Practical Information***
Participants will be expected to have a proven academic or practical background in contemporary visual arts and significant experience of short film production and/or moving image practice.
The course costs 2,500 EUR full price, with 5 bursaries available. Cost includes food and accommodation both in Florence and Manchester. There are 12 places available.

Feature Expanded is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme in collaboration with Netherlands Filmfonds, University of Salford at MediaCityUK, ottod'Ame, Institut français Firenze and FST - Toscana Film Commission.