One to One Meetings – Creative Europe
10:00 – 12:00
TRAVERSE BAR CAFÉ
EIFF Press & Industry Centre

Access: EIFF Passholders - please apply via Eventbrite. 

You may only sign up for three 1-2-1 meetings in total, with a max. of one meeting per expert. You must be an EIFF passholder to book a meeting.

Sign up for a 15 minute focused meeting with Creative Europe’s Ben Taylor to get professional advice and discuss your projects.

Ben Taylor is Creative Europe Desk UK Scotland MEDIA Officer and is responsible for promoting and facilitating Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub- programme in Scotland. Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme supports film, television, new media and video games, offering funding, training and networking opportunities. Creative Europe’s Single and Slate Development calls to support established producers with the development of commercial feature films and TV programmes intended for an international audience. Other opportunities include TV Programming, Distribution, Film Festivals and Training calls.

In partnership with Creative Europe


One to One Meetings – Crowdfunding and Audience Development
10:00 – 12:00
TRAVERSE BAR CAFÉ
EIFF Press & Industry Centre

Access: EIFF Passholders - please apply via Eventbrite. 

You may only sign up for three 1-2-1 meetings in total, with a max. of one meeting per expert. You must be an EIFF passholder to book a meeting.

Sign up for a 15 minute focused meeting with Rebecca Thompson from Hot Tap Media and Social Screen to get professional advice and discuss your projects.

Rebecca Thompson is an award-winning digital marketer specialising in digital audience development and crowdfunding. Since establishing Hot Tap Media in 2011, she has delivered audience development and crowdfunding campaign consultancy for a number of film projects including Not Another Happy Ending, Bodkin Ras, Fireworks and Nothing to Declare. Rebecca now runs Social Screen, a web platform for independent filmmakers that allows you to build your audience, crowdfund your film and distribute your film, all from your own website, and is currently also working with Film City Futures to deliver their business development project, FOCUS. Rebecca works with makers of all kinds to help them integrate digital strategy into their work, and is passionate about the role of the digital community in the creative industries for crowdfunding and beyond.

In partnership with Hot Tap Media and Social Screen   


 

How to (Net)work a Film Festival
10:30 – 11:30
TRAVERSE THEATRE 2
EIFF Press & Industry Centre

Access: EIFF Passholders

Festivals are an essential platform for filmmakers and film talent to showcase their work and forge key connections. Whether you have a film in the festival programme or not, getting the most of all the experiences a festival has to offer requires so much more than turning up and pitching your project to anyone you meet.

This panel, made up of established industry stalwarts including producer Jude Goldrei of Lunar Lander Films, filmmaker Rachel Tunnard, Anna Möttölä from Helsinki Film Festival, Mark Adams from Edinburgh International Film Festival and Micky MacPherson from Plum Films, will discuss how you can develop an efficient festival strategy.

 


 

Delving Beneath the Public Persona: In Conversation with Kevin Macdonald and Simon Chinn
12:15 – 13:15
TRAVERSE THEATRE 2
EIFF Press & Industry Centre

Access: EIFF Passholders

Oscar-winning duo, director Kevin Macdonald (Marley, The Last King of Scotland) and Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man) join EIFF to discuss their upcoming documentary Whitney, and their career successes to date. Together they will explore their filmmaking process, and how they deconstruct real-life characters and delve beneath their public personas to depict nuanced portrayals on screen. This session will be moderated by Lizzie Francke, Senior Development and Production Executive at the British Film Institute.


London Film Academy presents: Pitching Workshop with David Pope
15:00 – 16:00
TRAVERSE THEATRE 1
EIFF Press & Industry Centre

Access: EIFF Passholders

Join us for a session on the craft and art of selling stories! With exercises and tips aimed at building your confidence and the intuitive tailoring of your presentation to suit a particular audience, this session will help you perfect your pitch both in content and delivery. David Pope is a feature filmmaker and script consultant working internationally. He has designed and delivered pitching and development workshops for the Cannes Cinefondation, British Council, Irish Film Board and New Horizons Studio amongst others. He is director of advance films, annual consultant/ moderator for The Rotterdam Lab at CineMart and programme director at www.stowestorylabs.org. David is a directing and screenwriting tutor at London Film Academy.

In partnership with London Film Academy 


Meet the NETWORK
16:15 – 17:00
TRAVERSE THEATRE 2
EIFF Press & Industry Centre

Access: EIFF Passholders

Hosted by Lizzie Francke.

This event is an opportunity for EIFF passholders to meet the full complement of BFI NETWORK executives in their first collective outing, to discuss their individual backgrounds, what
they bring to their role and how they provide vital support to new and aspiring talent.

Panellists for this event include Josic Cadoret (Film Hub London), Alice Cabañas (Film Hub South West), Alexzandra Jackson (Film Hub Midlands), Jessica Loveland (Film Hub North), Alice Ramsey (Film Hub North), Kimberley Warner (Head of Creative Business at Ffilm Cymru Wales) and Caroline Cooper Charles (SFTN).

In partnership with BFI NETWORK

 


 

BFI NETWORK Roundtables: Shorts Formula
17:15 – 18:30
TRAVERSE THEATRE 1
EIFF Press & Industry Centre

Access: EIFF Passholders - please apply via Eventbrite for the individual roundtables below. There may also be limited places available on the day on a first-come first-served basis.

Roundtable 1: Funding
What are funders looking for and how do I stand out from the crowd?

with Lizzie Francke (BFI Senior Development and Production Executive) and Ross McKenzie (Development Executive at Creative Scotland)

Roundtable 2: Development
How much development does a short need?

with Kimberley Warner (Head of Creative Business at Ffilm Cymru Wales) and Jude Goldrei (Producer at Lunar Lander Films)

Roundtable 3: Production
How can I best utilise a limited budget to effectively produce my film?

with Carolynne Sinclair (Producer, Hopscotch Films) and Josic Cadoret (BFI NETWORK Film Hub London)

Roundtable 4: Exhibition
How do I create an effective festival strategy and extend the life of my film beyond festivals?

with Alice Cabañas ( BFI NETWORK Film Hub South West) and Alexzandra Jackson (BFI NETWORK Film Hub Midlands) 

Roundtable 5: From Shorts to Features
How do I use my short film as a calling card to make the leap to features?

with Jessica Loveland (BFI NETWORK Film Hub North) and Caroline Cooper Charles (SFTN Talent Development Executive) 

Sign up for this roundtable event and partake in up to three 20 minute sessions, looking at the trajectory of making a film. Each table will focus on the different stages of filmmaking - from financing and development, through to production and festival and distribution strategy.

The roundtables will consist of BFI NETWORK executives, who will explore strategies to efficiently and effectively exploit short film.

In partnership with BFI NETWORK

 


Early Doors... Networking Drinks
18:30 – 19:30
TRAVERSE BAR CAFÉ
EIFF Press & Industry Centre

Access: EIFF Passholders

Creative Scotland and BFI NETWORK are delighted to invite you for a drink and the chance to mingle with your fellow Industry passholders.

BFI NETWORK is a nationwide collaboration to develop filmmaking talent, supporting writers, directors and producers on the way to their first feature.

Sponsored by Creative Scotland and BFI NETWORK