Drawing on the Festival’s successful track record in talent development, over four days, EIFF Talent Lab leads 30 participants in group discussions, workshops and networking events as well as hosting an invaluable afternoon of 1-2-1 advice and information sessions with experienced industry insiders, all with the aim of honing skills and building confidence within a new generation of filmmakers.

Over the past seven editions, EIFF has supported 215 emerging filmmakers through Talent Lab. Past participants of the Lab have gone onto produce and release a number of fantastic short and feature film projects which have screened at some of the top international film festivals. Through the Lab, filmmakers have made new connections, built working partnerships and gained a large support network of peers.

EIFF Talent Lab will take place 22 - 25 June 2018.

Deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 30 April

Talent Lab Guidelines     
Talent Lab Application Form
Talent Lab Equal Opps Form

EIFF Talent Lab


Scottish Government and Creative Scotland