LiveTree and Kent Film Office partner to support UK filmmakers

Kent Film Office logo

LiveTree is announcing its partnership with the Kent Film Office to support the work of UK filmmakers. The partnership will help filmmakers with funding, promotion, support and access to film locations.

 

The LiveTree – Kent Film Office Partnership

LiveTree will offer competitions, access to the LiveTree creative community and suppliers to support their projects and will help filmmakers secure funding. The Kent Film Office will share content, film funding opportunities and competitions with its audience. Together they will promote the use of Kent as film location.

 

Helping filmmakers focus on creativity

Developing the creative element of a film is only a small part of the process of the filmmaking process. From getting a film funded to working with the right suppliers, to finding the perfect location to promotion, many necessary tasks distract from the creative process.”, said Ashley Turing, CEO of LiveTree, “By partnering with the Kent Film Office we want to help filmmakers keep the focus on the creative process by helping them with funding, promotion, support and access to film locations”.

 

Assisting filmmakers with locations and permits

Since we were founded ten years ago, the Kent Film Office has been successful in assisting filmmakers find amazing locations and getting permits for filming in public spaces across the county. Productions large and small have found their way to Kent to benefit from our locations and local support facilities,” added Hannah Lucey, Film Officer of the Kent County Council Film Office “And, with this new partnership with LiveTree, it will be even easier for filmmakers to take the hassle out of the production phase.

 

About the Kent Film Office

The Kent Film Office was established in 2006 as an economic development initiative by Kent County Council.  It provides a first class Film Commissioning Service to the film and television industries, assisting productions with a location finding and research service, obtaining film permits, facilitating traffic management requests, sourcing local crew and trainees and mediating any local disputes.

LiveTree and BFI Future Film Raw Shorts launch campaign supporting aspiring filmmakers

LiveTree Future Film Raw Short campaign
LiveTree has partnered with the British Film Institute to support emerging British film talent. To launch this partnership, LiveTree and the British Film Institute (BFI) developed the Future Film Raw Short campaign to support emerging film talent across the UK.

 

Future Film Raw Short competition

The Future Film Raw Short competition allows aspiring filmmakers to crowdfund and promote their film project. A filmmaker enters their film proposal by setting up a crowdfund and promotion campaign on the LiveTree platform. This starts the crowdfunding and promotion process for their film project.

LiveTree and the BFI then pick a selection of winning projects who will be awarded an additional £500 funding –on top of their film’s crowdfunding results– and access to BlackMagic cameras to shoot their film project. The winners will be announced at the 10th BFI Future Film Festival, 15-19 February 2017. The festival is the UK’s most important industry film festival for young filmmakers aged 16-25.

Filmmakers that wish to take part can create their project on the LiveTree Future Film Raw Shorts campaign page to enter the competition.

BFI Future Film Festival

 

Socially conscious crowdfunding platform

LiveTree is a socially conscious crowdfunding platform focused on supporting creative projects. Uniquely, LiveTree doesn’t just fund projects, it connects creative communities. Bloggers, influencers, suppliers, brands and charities share the success of the project. They earn branch commission when they promote a project, meaning all the marketing isn’t down to a project creator. More importantly, the community will continually support creators throughout their journey.

 

The British Film Institute

British Film Institute logoThe British Film Institute (BFI) was founded in 1933 as a charity governed by a Royal Charter. It combines cultural, creative and industrial roles, brings together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.

The BFI awards Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.

 

BFI Film Forever

The Future Film Raw Short campaign is part of the BFI’s ‘Film Forever’ five-year strategic plan for 2012-2017 to BFI Logosupport UK film. The plan covers all BFI activities and is based around three priorities – education and audiences, support for the UK film industry and unlocking film heritage.