EIFF Talent Lab 2015- Open for Applications!

EIFF Talent Lab gives up-and-coming filmmakers an amazing opportunity to learn from the world’s key film industry players. Emerging Scottish, UK and international directors, producers and screenwriters will be offered the unmissable chance to discuss the industry, their projects and their ideas with a selection of invited industry professionals including sales agents, executive producers, literary agents, story editors and distributors.

Drawing on the Festival’s successful track record in talent development, over four days this June, EIFF Talent Lab will lead 30 participants in group discussions, workshops and networking events as well as hosting an invaluable afternoon of 1-2-1 advice and information sessions with experienced industry insiders, all with the aim of honing skills and building confidence within a new generation of filmmakers.

We are now accepting applications from Scottish and UK filmmakers with a minimum of either a feature film or two short film credits as a director, writer or producer. All applicants must be looking to make a feature for their next project. There are a small number of places available for international participants applying with a project or team that has a UK/Scottish connection.

Over the last four years, EIFF has supported 125 emerging filmmakers through Talent Lab. Past participants of the Lab have gone onto produce and release a number of fantastic short and feature film projects which have gone on to screen at some of the top international film festivals. Through the Lab, filmmakers have made new connections, built potential working partnerships and gained a large support network of peers.

The EIFF Talent Lab will take place from Friday 19 to Monday 22 June 2015 (inclusive).

Don't miss this great opportunity to be a part of EIFF and Talent Lab 2015.


Application deadline: 5pm on Monday 27 April 2015

Please send your application form along with your diversity monitoring form to industry@edfilmfest.org.uk


Please download the Application Guidelines and Form.

Please also send in your Diversity Monitoring Form with your application.

If you have any questions please contact Talent Development Coordinator Maija Hietala on industry@edfilmfest.org.uk

EIFF Talent Lab is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and by Creative Scotland.






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