CCFL Training 2015 – Find the space and support you need to:

– Hone your story idea with expert consultancy and specialist support.

– Explore how technical input in development and production generates more creative, cost-effective and engaging cinema.

– Be inspired by an innovative community of filmmakers and technicians from across Europe.

– Obtain the skills, knowledge and extended networks you need to successfully utilise VFX and/or Stereo 3D technologies in your feature film.

Watch the video below for a quick introduction:

CCFL Training will offer two training schemes:

  • The core programme – a six month programme running from June to December 2015 which includes residential workshops in the UK and France, virtual consultancy, and access to the online programme.  The call for applications opened on 26 January.
  • Dates:
  • 1st residential workshop in Falmouth (UK), four days from 15 – 18 June 2015
    2nd residential workshop in Brignogan-Plages and Plounéour-Trez (France), three days in October or November 2015 (tbc)
    Two virtual consultancy sessions with a script consultant in between the two workshops
  • The online programme – a series of online sessions in September and November/December 2015.  The call for applications will open in May 2015.

The call for applications to the CCFL Training 2015 core programme is now open.  The deadline for applications to the core programme has been extended to 27 March 2015.  You can download the application form and guidelines using the links below.

CCFL Training application guidelines – core programme 2015

CCFL Training application form – core programme 2015

You may also be interested in these short films about the projects that went through the Cross Channel Film Lab in 2013 and 2014 – the VFX Films and the Stereo 3D Films.

CCFL training image - credit Brigitte Bouillot

Photo : Brigitte Bouillot

What’s it all about?

Visual effects and Stereo 3D are more commonly associated with high budget films – but there’s potential to do so much more, and we want to help you get there.

So our new training programme, CCFL Training  2015,  is designed to help filmmakers working with visual effects and Stereo 3D transform their projects using cutting-edge technology.  Supported by Creative Europe, CCFL Training focuses on the development of low to medium budget feature films utilising VFX and Stereo 3D technologies to enhance storytelling and reach new audiences.

A core programme will offer 24 filmmakers, each with early stage feature film projects, the chance to engage in a mix of residential workshops and online seminars, masterclasses and specialist consultancy, and learn more about the intersection of visual technology and screenwriting.  A further 24 filmmakers will be offered the chance to participate in CCFL Training’s online programme.

Take part in a mix of seminars, masterclasses and workshops, and learn from key experts in the fields of emerging visual technology and screenwriting.  Build connections with innovative filmmakers from across Europe.  Benefit from virtual consultancy sessions with tech and story consultants.  Access the CCFL Training archive and online sessions to deepen the learning and extend your networks.

Leave with a stronger story, a clearer vision, and the knowledge and networks you need to make your film happen.

Why the Cross Channel Film Lab?

The Cross Channel Film Lab aims to develop specialist skills and increase capacity in the fields of narrative, Stereo 3D and VFX.  To do this, we are fostering new partnerships across Europe and providing inspiration and education in the use of VFX and Stereo 3D at lower budgets.  This new CCFL Training programme offers a unique opportunity to share and advance the learning from the Lab’s development activity with the European filmmaking community.  Sessions will focus on the knowledge and infrastructure required for successful low to medium budget films to utilise VFX and Stereo 3D technologies, considering their relationship with narrative, and ways of reaching new audiences.

The Cross Channel Film Lab supports brave, original and imaginative use of visual effects and/or Stereo 3D in low to medium budget feature films that will enliven European storytelling and extend the international audience for European cinema.

To find out more, browse our FAQs.