Crossover Labs and Sheffield Doc/Fest have received funding from the Skillset Film Skills Fund to launch Devise to Deliver, a si-month, UK-wide training scheme.

The initiative will be to help professional filmmakers who want to learn more about digital media and multiplatform business skills.

The five-stage programme will kick off in January in Bristol, London, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Manchester; and then there will be a Devise to Digital Market at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June where 10 participants will pitch projects.

Experts set to speak at different stages of the programme include Sandi DuBowski [pictured] and Peter Broderick.

“We’re offering a route to market for those at the cutting edge of production and exhibition and forging a new way for innovative filmmakers to attract investment and get their businesses going outside of traditional funding models and in defiance of the recession and cuts” says Charlie Phillips, Marketplace Director, Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Dan Simmons, Head of Film (acting) at Skillset added: “The impact of new technology and digital on business models continues to be a funding priority for Skillset under the UK’s film skills strategy ‘A Bigger Future 2’.

We are delighted to be funding Devise to Deliver.  This is a unique cross-media developmental process which unites professionals from different creative sectors across the UK and internationally, to create forward-thinking transmedia projects that have the ability to reach out to new audiences.”

Crossover Labs and Sheffield Doc/Fest have already partnered on training schemes like the Welsh-backed Convergence Catalyst.

For more information and application information (submissions are due Nov 14), click here.