Features Scotland is our 2010/2011 development programme for Scottish producers, funded by the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and by Creative Scotland.
Edinburgh International Film Festival has a long track record of showcasing and promoting new films and new talent from the Scottish film industry. Features Scotland provided Scottish producers with a range of training, market knowledge, promotional and networking opportunities that will enhance their understanding of the market and significantly advance their projects. Working together with Development Advisor Mia Bays, EIFF has brought the best of Scotland’s producing talent to International Film Festivals throughout the year.
Masterclasses, workshops and meetings with Industry professionals were organised at the international film festivals of Edinburgh, Toronto, London and Berlin. These sessions were led by guest speakers including writing and directing talent, financiers, executive producers, sales agents, media lawyers and distributors with the aim of developing and market testing the participants’ projects within a supported environment.
Additionally, Features Scotland provides international Industry professionals a unique opportunity to connect with up-and-coming Scottish producers and the chance to discover the wealth of possibilities that Scotland has to offer.
Features Scotland was project managed by Holly Daniel, EIFF’s Industry & Talent Development Manager and Mia Bays worked with us as a Development Advisor for the participants. With over 19 years experience working in film sales, marketing and distribution, Mia has worked in some of the top sales, distribution and exhibition companies in the UK before becoming a producer in 2004.
2010 FEATURES SCOTLAND PARTICIPANTS are:
Rhianna Andrews – Young Films
Andy Green – Accidental Media
Wendy Griffin – Miss Conception Films
Micky MacPherson – Plum Films
Suzanne Reid – Capricorn Films
Carolynne Sinclair Kidd – Hopscotch Films
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.