EIFF is committed to developing and enhancing the existing film industry along with supporting and promoting exciting new films and talent.

EIFF Works in Progress is a one-day event where invited international sales agents, distributors, producers and festival programmers can get an ahead-of-the-game look at upcoming British feature films. EWiP will offer a selection of quality narrative feature projects which are in production or post-production and are seeking an international sales agent. EWiP 2017 will be held on Sunday 25 June 2017.

10 projects have been selected, and each will present a short pitch including a trailer or film clips to invited Industry professionals with the aim of providing opportunities for projects to reach completion and be taken to international markets. During the presentation afternoon there will be time for one-on-one meetings with project producers who can provide more information on their films.

Projects must meet the following requirements to enter:

  • the film must be in production or post-production with any potential premiere taking place after EIFF 2017
  • the film must not have an international sales agent
  • the presentation must include a clip from the film or a trailer (maximum of three minutes)

The projects selected for the 2017 Edition are:

Leon Chambers’ offbeat, coming-of-age comedy  ABOVE THE CLOUDS;

Will and Tom Hutt British caper film CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR;

Grant McPhee’s Scottish folk horror FAR FROM THE APPLE TREE;

James Gardner’s comedy-drama JELLYFISH;

Nic Cornwall’s romantic comedy musical SOLO!;

the affectionate comic tale, THE GREAT DIRECTOR from Chris Waitt;

Mexican-set drama, TIEMPO DE LLUVIA by Itandehui Jansen;

Alexandra Boyd’s ghost story WIDOW’S WALK;

Michal Sulima’s  documentary PIANO TO ZANSKAR, following a piano tuner’s journey to the Himalayas;

Harri Shanahan and Sian Williams’s 1980s lesbian London herstory doc, REBEL DYKES.


EIFF Works in Progress is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and by Creative Scotland.


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