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.


Scottish Film Talent Network

SFTN is the Scottish part of the BFI NET.WORK which connects the UK’s film agencies for the first time, bringing together experienced development teams and talent centres to offer hands-on and holistic development opportunities for promising UK writers, directors and producers who are yet to make their first feature film.


EIFF Talent Lab - CLOSED FOR 2014

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


EIFF Animation Lab - CLOSED FOR 2014

New for 2014, the Animation Lab offered forty emerging animation filmmakers a two day programme of events, masterclasses and networking opportunities during EIFF.


EIFF Composers Lab - CLOSED FOR 2014

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


Network 2014 - CLOSED FOR 2014

EIFF is delighted to 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 was 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 selected emerging producers to attend the Lab where they took 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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