A host of one-off events with opportunities to meet filmmakers within the programme, discuss projects with industry professionals and a chance to reach new peaks.
You must have EIFF Industry accreditation to sign up for or attend Industry Events. Online registration is available here.
Tuesday 20 June 09:30-1700 Traverse 1
SDI Pitch: The Edinburgh Pitch is the only international documentary pitching forum in Scotland. Twelve carefully selected documentaries are pitched in front of an industry panel and observers.
Click here to purchase your observer pass for the Edinburgh Pitch. Discount applies for EIFF pass holders.
Wednesday 21 June 10:00-14:00 University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square
EIFF Screen Summit 2017: This year the annual EIFF Screen Summit will be focused on two key issues – the UK screen sector in Europe post Brexit; and the key developments in Scotland’s screen sector in the past 12 months.
One year on from the EU Referendum, this is an opportunity for the sector to come together to understand, discuss and debate implications and opportunities post Brexit. There have also been significant developments in Scotland's screen sector in the past 12 months, including the publication of the Screen Sector Leadership Group report in January, and this is an opportunity to find out about recent achievements and work to date.
Speakers include Amanda Nevill - CEO of the BFI; Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Relations at the Scottish Government; Sunniva Hansson – Associate, Wiggin LLP; David Jevons – Partner, Oxera; Manon Ardison – Producer GOD'S OWN COUNTRY; Guy Daleiden – CEO Film Fund Luxembourg and Deputy Chair, European Film Agency Directors; John Archer – Hopscotch Films, Sambrooke Scott – Film Hub Scotland, Brodie Pringle – Screen Commission, Creative Scotland; and Natalie Usher, Creative Scotland’s Director, Screen.
Friday 23 June 13:45-15:15 Traverse 1
Shorts Circuit: Come and speak to representatives from across the BFI NETWORK along with industry practitioners at this roundtable event where you can sign up to 3 x 20 minute sessions looking at the relevance of short films, how to fund them, what to think about during development and production.
Tuesday 27 June 19:30-20:30 Traverse 2
In Conversation with Takashi Nakamura: BAFTA Scotland and Scotland Loves Anime are very excited to welcome Akira’s animation director, Takashi Nakamura for this in conversation event.
Thursday 29 June 10:30-13:00 Arthur's Seat
Animators Seize the Seat: Now an EIFF tradition, the Animators Walk to the top of Edinburgh’s Arthur’s Seat offers an informal and energetic opportunity to get to know animators participating in the Festival.