EIFF Works in Progress

Launched in 2016, the EIFF Works in Progress is a showcase event for UK films, supporting them in their ambitions to reach completion, festival selection or theatrical release.

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

Each year the Festival welcomes over 1200 industry delegates and filmmakers who partake of our film programme, industry events and networking opportunities. Our talent programmes for emerging writers, directors and producers have been running since 2010 and alumni filmmakers have gone on to forge successful careers in the Industry.

Building on this success, we are hosting the second EIFF Works in Progress, 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 during Festival dates 21 June - 2 July 2017.

Up to 10 projects will be 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.

EWiP Guidelines:

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 maximum of five minutes of footage or a trailer

The number of projects that we can include is limited so please enter your film as soon as possible.

The EIFF selection committee will announce its decision by mid May. If your film is selected the project presenter will receive EIFF accreditation, two nights accommodation in Edinburgh and UK return travel.

To submit your project please fill out the Application Form and send to industry@edfilmfest.org.uk with the subject heading 'EIFF Works in Progress 2017'.

If you have any questions please contact industry@edfilmfest.org.uk.

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