15:00 – 16:30

Access: EIFF Passholders

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. There may also be limited places available on the day, judged by eligibility on a first out of the hat basis.

This event brings together 25 producers and 25 writers or writer/directors for an innovative and productive speed networking session. Participants will have 10 x 7 minute meetings with the aim of building connections and potential collaborations.

Attendance is by application only–participants are eligible to apply if they have a credit as a producer, writer or writer/director on a funded short film, a self-funded feature or equivalent screen-based (fictional) work including Tv or online. This production must have been screened at a BAFTA-recognised film festival, have won an award or been picked up for theatrical distribution or broadcast television.

In partnership with SFTN


Casting Light on Casting Directors 
17:15 – 18:30
EIFF Press & Industry Centre

Access: EIFF Passholders

The Casting Director is an integral yet oft-misunderstood part of the filmmaking process, whose creative input spans the entirety of production and has a resounding impact on screen.

Join members of the Casting Society of America’s European chapter as they illuminate the casting process and the value that Casting Directors can bring to your production, whether it’s your first feature or your fiftieth. We will explore their up-to-date knowledge on both established talent, as well as exciting newcomers, their relationship with Producers, Directors and Agents and their experiences of co-productions and international projects.

Moderated by Rachel Robey of Wellington Films, panellists include Casting Directors Kristina Erdely (Love, Death + Robots, Eaten by Lions), Mathilde Snodgrass (The Sisters Brothers, Jackie) and Carolyn McLeod (Big Boys Don’t Cry, A Christmas Prince).

In partnership with the Casting Society of America 


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

Access: EIFF Passholders

Screen Scotland and the Casting Society of America  invite you to the Traverse Bar Café for a chance to mingle and discuss the day’s events with fellow passholders.

The Casting Society of America (CSA) acts as a global resource for producers, directors and creative teams seeking casting professionals; promotes the image of casting directors and associates worldwide; engagesin a number of charitable activities, and supports its members by sharing important and helpful professional information of common interest.

Sponsored by Screen Scotland and the Casting Society of America