The EWiP Call for Entries will open in February 2020.

EIFF is committed to developing and enhancing the existing film industry along with supporting and promoting exciting new films and talent.

EIFF Works in Progress is a one-day event during the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2020 where invited international sales agents, distributors, producers and festival programmers can get an ahead-of-the-game look at upcoming British feature films. EWiP will select quality narrative feature projects which are in production or post-production and are seeking an international sales agent.

EWiP selects 10 projects all of which are eligible for the EWiP cash award of £2,500



Projects must have met the following requirements to enter:

  • the film must be in production or post-production with any potential premiere taking place after EIFF 2020
  • the film must not have an international sales agent
  • the film must have a strong link to the UK - subject, location, talent, funding, etc. 
  • the presentation on the day must include a clip from the film or a trailer (maximum of three minutes)

Please send any questions you may have to:


  • Full production information
  • Your film's connection the UK
  • Full film synopsis (Max. 3000 characters)
  • Director's statement (Max. 2000 characters)
  • Director's biography including filmography (Max. 1500 characters)
  • Secure online viewing link (this will be used for the selection process ONLY)
  • Brief description of what is needed to complete the film (max. 1000 characters)


If your film is selected the producer will receive EIFF accreditation, two nights’ accommodation in Edinburgh, and return UK travel. The event will take place on Sunday 21st June 2020.

Each project will present a short pitch including a trailer or clips from the film (max. 3mins) to invited industry professionals with the aim of providing opportunities for projects to reach completion and be taken to international markets. 

The £2,500 cash award will be given to the project that EIFF considers to show the most promise, originality and clarity of vision.


2019 Winner

The winner of this year’s EIFF Works in Progress and recipient of the £2,500 prize is the documentary Women Behind the Wheel: Unheard Voices on the Pamir Highway, produced and co- directed by Hannah Congdon and Catherine Haigh.

We’re thrilled to have won this award among so many impressive projects! As first time filmmakers the money will be invaluable in helping us edit our documentary and share the stories of these inspirational women in Central Asia. Thank you Edinburgh International Film Festival!” - Hannah Congdon and Catherine Haigh

EWIP 2019 Winners
Women Behind the Wheel: Unheard Voices on the Pamir Highway, produced and co- directed by Hannah Congdon and Catherine Haigh


EIFF Works in Progress is supported through the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund and by Creative Scotland.

Scottish Government and Creative Scotland