EIFF Talent Lab
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 leads 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.
Taking place over four days, this initiative is supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, by Creative Scotland, Creative England and Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded directly by industry through the Skills Investment Fund (SIF), as well as by the National Lottery via the BFI.
Talent Lab 2013 participants:
Writers: Adam Dewar, Ewen Glass, Gail Hackston, Mandy Lee, Mark Robertson, Sharon Walker
Directors: David Lumsden, PJ Palmer
Writers/ Directors: James Alexandrou, Lucy Brydon, Mark Devenport, Silvia Felce, Zak Hanif, Karen Hope, Philip Peel, Siri Rodnes, Robert Samuels, Dan Smyth, Ian Waugh
Producers: Sarah Brocklehurst, Rosie Crerar, Rob Darnell, Emma Louise Dodds, Edward Hemming, Roxanne Holman, Jessica Levick, Lisa Mackintosh, James Pearcey, Ken Petrie, Kathy Speirs
The 2014 EIFF Talent Lab will run from Friday 20 to Monday 23 June. 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 have been 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 offered 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
Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) and Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) are pleased to announce their collaboration on an ambitious retrospective called The History of Iranian Cinema by Its Creators.