Edinburgh International Film Festival has a strong track record of creating, shaping and managing innovative Talent Development programmes across all disciplines. Our aim is to build and expand on our previous initiatives and deliver quality programmes for filmmakers across Scotland, the UK and internationally.
Rotterdam Lab 2014
APPLICATIONS CLOSED - Successful participants will be announced here shortly
In partnership with the International Film Festival Rotterdam, EIFF is delighted to again provide three emerging Scottish producers with the opportunity to attend the Rotterdam Lab in January 2014.
As a nominating partner, EIFF will select emerging producers to attend the Lab where they will take part in a 5-day programme of workshops and networking opportunities designed to develop their international networks and their experience of international film festival and market.
This initiative is supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festival Expo Fund and by Creative Scotland.
Following a successful first year we are delighted to be running our online development and mentoring programme for a second year in 2013. Network offers participants access to a wide variety of information, industry professionals and online video content from useful industry events.
Together with story editor Kate Leys, EIFF supports participants to build their own networks within Network and offer opportunities for development remotely rather than via residencies.
This initiative is funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund and by Creative Scotland's Creative Futures Fund.
For further information on the programme and our 2013 participants click here.
2013 Composers Lab and Sound Lab
Supported by the Creative Scotland Creative Futures fund, EIFF is delighted to have offered a third year of our Composers Lab. Over five days in June, eight emerging composers were given the opportunity to talk with and learn from working industry composers. In October 2013, the group were then provided with the chance to visit the World Soundtrack Awards at Ghent Film Festival.
In 2013, we were also thrilled to announce the second year of Sound Lab for emerging Sound Designers, run in partnership with Savalas, one of the UK's leading sound post production companies. This is a truly unique opportunity for our eight participants. We emphasised the creative practice of film sound design and demonstrated this with hands on experience in a real feature film facility.
EIFF Talent Lab 2013
The EIFF Talent Lab welcomed thirty emerging directors, producers and screenwriters to take part in our four day programme of workshops, roundtables, and individually tailored career and development advice sessions. Participants were offered the opportunity to be inspired and mentored by established professinals from their chosen fields.
As part of this year's programme we are pleased to again be able to support four of our Scottish producer particpants to attend the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013. We will provide a bespoke schedule of meetings and networking opportunities to help them get the most out of this opportunity.
EIFF Talent Bursary
Edinburgh International Film Festival is delighted to announce its new EIFF Talent Bursary in support of emerging filmmakers. This year, the EIFF Talent Bursary is being presented in partnership with the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado.