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Masterclass for 10 finalists of the The Pitch fund at Low Wood Bay Resort

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

Windermere’s Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa will be hosting a three-day intensive film masterclass for 10 finalists from The Pitch Film Fund tutored by David Baboulene next week.

Hopeful filmmakers have each earned a place on the course as shortlisted finalists, before presenting to a panel of industry judges at the National Film and Television School in January.

The winning filmmaker will receive a unique opportunity to have their film made with The Production Fund cash budget of £35,000-worth of production support and a career development trip tailored to their needs.

David, one of the first highly qualified story consultants to also have published works of fiction and film deals for his own stories will be delivering The Primary Colours of Story – a multimedia project designed to help writers to understand the major dynamics that are a part of every fine story.

He will be sharing his essential skills on understanding the craft of story which will help filmmakers improve their writing and the quality of their stories.

The residential course will also give finalists a chance to meet fellow filmmaker finalists before the finals weekend whilst offer networking and collaborative opportunities too.

The Pitch director Luke Walton said: “2020 has seen a leap in the number, variety and quality of pitches submitted to us for funding, and all of our finalists should feel proud to have reached this stage.

“This is talent that deserves investment and that is why we offer them development through this residential course.

“David Baboulene has made extensive study of how story telling works in film and this course will be a prize, in itself!”

Simon Berry, chairman and managing director of English Lakes Hotels Resorts and Venues, said: “After such a difficult year for everyone we are delighted to be able to support The Pitch Film Fund by providing the setting for the residential course helping to bring some much needed encouragement from one hard hit industry to another.

“Nothing pleases me more when I hear that this is the first time some of the finalists have visited the Lake District which for the creative arts, and especially film making is one of the leading world locations.

“Good luck to everyone at the National Film and Television School in the new year!”