Creative Skillset Presents: One to One Meetings: British Certification and tax relief for Film, High-end TV and Animation

10:00 - 12:00
Traverse Bar Café – EIFF Delegate Centre
Access: EIFF Passholders. Please email to book a place.

Places are limited, please state your order preferences if applying for more than one meeting.

Finding film tax taxing? Sign up for a focused meeting with Senior Certification Analyst, BFI, Christopher Halliday, to get professional advice and discuss your projects. Each slot lasts 15 minutes so we advise you to prepare your questions in advance. You may only sign up for one session per expert. This year, the Government extended tax relief to high-end TV and animation. Find out more from the BFI’s certification team Christopher Halliday and Anna Mansi, who are on hand to talk to you about the process for certifying your film or animation as British and accessing tax relief. They can run through the cultural test and co-production procedures for your project.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Edinburgh Games Symposium - Games Developers and Games Composers

10.00 – 15.30
Traverse Theatre 1 – EIFF Delegate Centre
Access: EIFF Passholders

Edinburgh Games Symposium 2.0
Now in its second year, this symposium seeks to bring awareness to video games and games music as an art form. Founded by composers Jacob Pernell, Luci Holland and Yati Durant, this event will welcome leading video game professionals to discuss and showcase their work through panel discussions and exhibition. We welcome video game hobbyists, amateurs and professionals to join our guest speakers in a number of sessions focussing on game development, sound design and music/audio composition.

Speakers include: Vincent Diamante (audio director of thatgamecompany), Jessica Curry (composer and co-founder of The Chinese Room), and Yann Seznec (game designer and founder of Lucky Frame).

10:00 – 10:30 | Doors open for arrival
10:30 – 12:00 | Game developers panel
12:00 – 14:00 | EGS Games Festival & break
14:00 – 15:30 | Game composer panel

Please check for details of more events taking place over the weekend.

Al Jazeera: Investigative Journalism Documentary

11.00 – 12.30
Filmhouse 3
Access: EIFF Passholders

Special screening of documentary Lockerbie: What Really Happened? followed by a Q&A with Diarmuid Jeffreys, Manager of Program and EP of Lockerbie investigation series, and Reporter Juliana Ruhfus, People & Power, Libya: Renditions.

Lockerbie: What Really Happened? a 45 minute Al Jazeera investigation, recently screened in the Scottish Parliament. The programme looks into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and answers the question: if al-Megrahi was not guilty of the Lockerbie bombing, then who was?

The EIFF 2014 Awards Ceremony 

13.00 - 14.00

Filmhouse 1
Access: EIFF Passholders

Join Festival staff and guests in a celebration of our diverse and exciting programme!

Be part of the excitement as the prize winners of EIFF 2014 are announced live. Accolades bestowed on the day will include the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature, our reinstated Documentary Award and the 25th McLaren Award for Best New British Animation. Our Student Critics Jury will reveal the winner of their award, whilst you the public can discover what you have voted this year’s Audience Award winner. 

Shorts from the Film Academies: Film Academy Awards and Reception

15.30 – 17.00
Studio 3 – Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
Access: EIFF Passholders

Edinburgh University MSC Film, Exhibition and Curation students teamed up with EIFF Festival Director, Chris Fujiwara, to create short film programmes from the Creative Skillset Film Academies (Screen Academy Scotland, National Film & Television School, London Film School). These programmes showcase new talent in creative storytelling on a journey of self-discovery, finding their style and cinematic voice.

Following the final screening The Heart of the Matter at the Filmhouse, we invite all EIFF delegates to join us for the filmmaker awards, followed by networking drinks and nibbles on the terrace at Dance Base, a short walk away in the historic Old Town. The winning film from each strand, having received the majority of votes from our student jury, as well as the overall winning film, will be awarded a cash prize towards the filmmaker’s next project.

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Last Call ... Networking Drinks

18:30 - 19:30
Traverse Bar Café – EIFF Delegate Centre
Access: EIFF Passholders

To celebrate the end of the EIFF Industry Programme 2014, Creative Scotland and Creative Skillset invite you to end your day and our 2014 Industry activity with a drink and a chat with other Festival delegates and filmmakers.





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