Special Event: How Creative Are We?
13:15 – 14:30

Access: Free public ticketed event

What does it mean to be creative? How do we know if we truly are? Is there a creative part of the brain? Can we learn how to be creative, or is it something we’re born with? Join film story editor Kate Leys and a panel of creatives from the worlds of film and science to look at how and why humans are creative, and to discuss where creativity comes from.

In partnership with Wellcome



Public Funding Isn't The Only Option
14:30 – 15:45
EIFF Press & Industry Centre

Access: EIFF Passholders

With the ever-evolving nature of the industry, discovering new and alternative methods of financing your film are becoming increasingly significant. This panel will explore some of the current avenues available to short and feature filmmakers, new funds for new talent and what financiers are looking for.

Speakers for this event will include Matthew Shaw, Lush Film Fund,  Kristian Brodie, Head of Development at Horizons, Keith Kehoe, Head of Development at Goldfinch Studios.



17:15 – 18:30

Access: EIFF Passholders - Please apply via Eventbrite.

Following the success of our 2017 event, 25/7 NETWORK is back with a vengeance.

We’re looking for 25 producers and 25 writers or writer/directors for our speed networking event. Participants will have 10 x 7 minute meetings with the aim of building connections and potential collaborations.

This event 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, has won an award or has been picked up for theatrical distribution or broadcast television.

In partnership with SFTN. 



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

Access: EIFF Passholders

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

Supported by National Lottery funding from Creative Scotland and BFI NETWORK, SFTN connects with new and emerging Scottish talent by providing tailored support which best suits individual requirements alongside wider funding schemes and short film commissions.

Sponsored by Creative Scotland and SFTN