EIFF Talent Lab 2015

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.

We are delighted to confirm the 2015 Talent Lab participants:

Writers – Harsha Ahyave, Annelies Bekes, Tim Cunningham, Conan D’Agostino, Lawrie Doran, Rosalie Faithfull, Simon Lord

Directors – Kate Herron, Sunny Moodie, Luke Rodgers

Writer/Directors – Alasdair Bayne, Benjamin Bee, Jessica Fox, Ansgar Hoeckh, Shaun Hughes, David Hutchison, Robbie McIntosh, John McPhail, Rob Savage, Bita Shafipour, Wilma Smith, Nicci Thompson, Jasper Warry

Producers – Miranda Ballesteros, Linda Biney, Alexandra Blue, Anna Griffin, Harry Cherniak, Gerry Maguire, Maeve McMahon

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.

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.


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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