EIFF presents Network

The CMI is launching an exciting new online development tool for up-and-coming filmmakers.


On Wednesday 7 September, the Edinburgh International Film Festival will proudly launch Network, a fantastic new opportunity for screenwriters, directors and producers looking to develop a feature film project.


Network is a CMI initiative, co-funded by Skillset and Creative Scotland, as part of the CMI’s talent foundation ambition. Network will offer 12 participants unique access to industry experts, knowledge and learning through an exclusive online portal. From screenwriters to sales agents, directors to distributors, each participant will have the opportunity to be mentored, supported and guided by specialists in their field, with the goal of developing their own feature project.

The online portal will provide exclusive content including discussion forums, blogs, podcasts of workshops and guest speakers, and instant messaging. Participants will also be invited to formal and informal events throughout the year culminating at the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Network is open to screenwriters, directors and producers with proven industry experience who have a feature script or project they would like to develop. This project is part of CMI and EIFF’s wider Talent Development ambition, seeking to deliver quality programmes for filmmakers across Scotland, the UK and internationally. Full details on Network, and details on how to apply can be found at, when the project goes live at noon tomorrow, 7 September 2011.

Network is a CMI collaboration between the Edinburgh International Film Festival and story editor Kate Leys, and runs in partnership with Skillset and Creative Scotland.


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