EIFF Talent Lab
Applications Are Now Closed
Successful Participants will be informed before 20th May
EIFF Talent Lab gives up-and-coming filmmakers a fantastic opportunity to learn from the world’s key film industry players. Emerging Scottish, UK and international directors, producers and screenwriters are offered the unmissable chance to discuss the industry, their projects and their ideas with a selection of invited industry professionals including sales agents, executive producers, literary agents, story editors and distributors.
Drawing on the Festival’s successful track record in talent development, the EIFF Talent Lab will lead 30 participants in group discussions, workshops and networking events as well as hosting an invaluable afternoon of 1-2-1 advice and information sessions with experienced industry insiders, all with the aim of honing skills and building confidence within a new generation of filmmakers.
Previous Industry guests at Talent Lab include include representatives from BBC Films, Film4, Forward Films, HanWay Films, Ingenious Media, Kahleen Crawford Casting, Met Film, Momentum Pictures, The Salt Company (International) Ltd and United Agents.
The 2013 EIFF Talent Lab will run from Friday 21 to Monday 24 June 2013. Participants will also receive a full festival Industry pass to allow them to immerse themselves in all the events and passholder screenings on offer.
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Toronto International Film Festival
As part of the 2013 Talent Lab programme we are delighted to be able to take a small group of Scottish producer participants from this year's Lab to attend the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival as industry delegates. EIFF will design a bespoke schedule for these producers to help them navigate and experience one of the largest North American festivals.
EIFF Talent Lab is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, by Creative Scotland, Creative England and by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund, a part of a Bigger Future 2. The Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund. www.abiggerfuture2.co.uk