Talent Development

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.


The EIFF Talent Lab will once again welcome 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 will be provided with the opportunity to be inspired and mentored by key industry professionals.



New for 2014, the Animation Lab offers forty emerging animation filmmakers a two day programme of events, masterclasses and networking opportunities during EIFF. Apply now for the chance to be informed and inspired.


Composers Lab 2014 - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

Supported by the Creative Scotland Creative Futures fund, EIFF is delighted to be running the fourth edition of our Composers Lab. Over five days this June, eight emerging Scottish composers will be given the opportunity to talk with and learn from working industry composers and music professionals.



EIFF is delighted to confirm that we will be running our online development and mentoring programme in 2014. Network offers participants access to an array of mentoring, support, advice and access to industry professionals over a nine month period.

Together with story editor Kate Leys, EIFF supports participants to build their own networks within Network and offers 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.


Rotterdam Lab - Closed for 2014

In partnership with the International Film Festival Rotterdam, EIFF is delighted to again be providing 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.



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EIFF Student Critics 2014

Edinburgh International Film Festival is pleased to confirm the return of the Student Critics Jury for its third year and now invites students to apply to experience the Festival as a film critic.

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